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Office of Student Teaching

The Office of Student Teaching places over 200 student teachers from the School of Education per academic year. The Office of Student Teaching monitors and tracks all placements. Students are placed in many areas of certification: Elementary, Secondary, Special Education and Endorsements such as reading, ESL and Computers.

Criminal History Check

You may be required to provide a criminal history check to school districts before participating in field placements and/or student teaching. School districts may deny a field placement or student teaching assignment based on a misdemeanor or felony conviction. The application process for a teaching license in Indiana requires a current criminal history check. Convicted felons may not hold a teaching license in Indiana.

Student Teaching - Cultural Immersion Opportunities

Are you interested in student teaching in a different culture? Consider the Cultural Immersion Projects! Although this program is based in Bloomington, IU South Bend students may and are encouraged to participate! Visit for more information

  • The Overseas Project places students in England, Scotland, Wales, Australia, Costa Rica, Republic of Ireland, India, Kenya, New Zealand, and Taiwan.
  • The American Indian Reservation Project places students in The Navajo Nation (Utah, Arizona, New Mexico)

Resources for Student Teachers

Student Teaching Handbooks

Resources for University Supervisors

Contact Information

Linda Young - Director of Student Teaching
Indiana University South Bend
1700 Mishawaka Ave
Greenlawn Hall Rm 101
South Bend, In 46634
Phone: (574) 520-4359
Fax: (574) 520-5145
Email: lyoungAll email address end with At IUSB Dot EDU