Prerequisites: To qualify for admission to Student Teaching (CT 227) or Supervised Teaching (CT 228), students must: 1) complete CT 229, CT 298A, CT 298B, LYST 201, SED 200, SED 205, SED 264, and SPED 201/264 (earning a grade of B or higher); 2) maintain a grade-point average of 3.00 or higher in overall graduate course work. Application forms are available at 243 Gallon Wing/Mason Hall. Applications are due October 1 for the succeeding Spring semester and March 1 for the succeeding Fall semester.
Student teachers teach in public schools for a full semester under the close guidance of a Hofstra supervisor. The supervisor visits the students on site many times during the semester. In addition, the supervisors meet with students weekly in a seminar on the Hofstra campus to share their experiences and receive guidance from this seasoned, professional art teacher. Students spend half of their placement in an elementary school and the other half in a secondary school setting. The Office of Field Placement in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching selects the setting with selected cooperating teachers in the schools. Every attempt is made to place students in a district close to where they reside, with the exception of the district(s) that they attended as students. While student teaching, students take a co-requisite seminar, SED 201, Reflective Practice and Classroom Analysis on the same day that they meet in seminar with their supervisor. To make this convenient, students are permitted to leave their student teaching assignment early on this day. Students will prepare their professional teaching portfolio during this course to prepare them for securing an art teaching position. Professors provide individualized guidance to help students prepare both the art education and the professional artist components of a successful portfolio.