ONCE I HAVE DECIDED WHERE I WANT TO STUDENT TEACH THEN WHAT?
The art education or education department of your college/university have a process in place for applying for student teaching. I am sure they will guide you in the decision-making process. Here are some things that you will need to assemble or prepare for this process:
1. A resume’ that is nicely designed and focuses on experiences that you have had with students, or some type of teaching or working with children (various age groups). Your college/university’s library or career center will have resources for you to develop a good resume’. There are many online resources available for creating an educational resume’.
2. Student teaching application form/document. Many colleges/universities require the candidate to complete an application form. The form may consist of a written essay about your thoughts on the following:
-philosophy of teaching art
-career as an art educator
-goals for the next five years
3. The document may ask you to identify areas of interest and special skills as an artist.
4. A rationale for why you want to teach in the site(s) that you have requested for your internship.
Again, your college/university may have a different structure, but you may have to provide a few of the things listed above to complete the request process. This will give you some ideas about you may need to prepare.
-Anne L. Becker, EdD