(See the Professional Development Sequence page for prerequisites.)
Important: UTeach makes the best placements based on the availability of mentor teachers within a student's parameters. Students taking even a single course with Apprentice Teaching (which requires a petition) or who work a lot of hours severely limit their options. Please plan accordingly.
Some of the requirements during the Apprentice Teaching semester:
If you have any questions, contact the Apprentice Teacher Coordinator, Pamela Powell (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The ideal schedule is to take EDC 651S and UTS 170 only in your final semester. Students in their final semester and taking at least 7 hours can be coded as full-time by the Registrar's Office.
IMPORTANT: You must apply to graduate in order to request a change in status. Enter “request full-time status for half-time enrollment” in the Student Remarks section of the application. The Office of Student Records will verify your eligibility and notify the Office of the Registrar about the change in status. Once the Office of the Registrar makes the update, you may request verification for outside parties (e.g., insurance companies). This verification cannot be issued until after the 12th class day at the earliest.
If you are on financial aid, be sure to fill out your FAFSA to indicate fewer than 12 hours in your last semester. This will help prevent delays in the distribution of funds, which can happen when the Office of Student Financial Services has to refigure your package after the semester has begun because you indicated full-time enrollment.
If taking fewer than 12 hours in a semester presents a financial hardship, see your UTeach advisor.
You'll get a lot of information about completing the certification process in the Apprentice Teaching seminar, UTS 170. But for now, here are some basics.