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, and Special Education.

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)

Student Teaching Seminar

Resources for Student Teachers

Student Teaching Application Information

Student Teaching Handbooks

Resources for University Supervisors

Contact Information

Talandra Neff, Director of Student Teaching
Education & Arts Bldg., 2245, (574) 520-4359  Click here to send mail

Theresa Tepe, Secretary
Education & Arts Bldg., 2200, (574) 520-4185  Click here to send mail