Final Clinical Practice Semester

What To Expect

Student Teaching is a prospective teacher’s internship, i.e. a full-term experience observing, planning, and teaching in an elementary, middle, or high school setting. It is partnered with EdTPA Capstone; a performance-based assessment taken during student teaching.  

View this PowerPoint presentation to be sure you are eligible.

If you have passed Clinical Practice II with a B- or better, finished your 100 hours of Fieldwork and have a GPA of 3.0 or above, you are eligible for Final Clinical Practcie/Student Teaching in the Spring or Fall semester.

Student Teacher Kick-off meeting (MANDATORY) - August 11th, all day 8am-4pm!

You should have applied to Final Clinical Practice at the same time as applying for CP II last semester. However,if you need to request a change of placement, the deadlines for that are

  • April 1st to apply for the next Fall semester
  • October 1st to apply for the next Spring Semester

Stop-outs: If you have stopped out of Stockton or the Education program for a semester or more and are trying to enter Final Clinical Practice, please contact your preceptor. For questions betwen July 1-Sept 1, email

You can change your placement here:  Student Teaching Fieldwork Application. Make sure to select "Request for Change of Placement" from the dropdown menue.Wizard change of placement

To see where we have placements, click here: School Placements

Make an appointment with your preceptor(s) on the precepting days:

  • Fall Semester: Late October/Early November
  • Spring Semester: Late March/Early April

You can find the name(s) of your preceptor(s) on your Degree Works in the top left corner.



  • The School of Education will contact you about license intake.
  • Teacher Certificates - As of May 15, 2015 paper certificates will no longer be issued. All information about certificates is now online including certificate name, certificate ID number, date of issuance, and expiration date if applicable.  Instructions to view this information can be found at NJDOE.


edTPA is a subject-specific portfolio-based assessment completed during the clinical component of a teacher preparation program (e.g., student teaching) and measures a teaching candidate’s ability to plan and deliver a lesson, evaluate student learning, and reflect on his or her practice.

Aspiring teachers must prepare a portfolio of materials during their student teaching clinical experience. edTPA requires aspiring teachers to demonstrate readiness to teach through lesson plans designed to support their students' strengths and needs; engage real students in ambitious learning; analyze whether their students are learning, and adjust their instruction to become more effective. Teacher candidates submit unedited video recordings of themselves at work in a real classroom as part of a portfolio that is scored by highly trained educators. edTPA builds on decades of teacher performance assessment development and research regarding teaching skills and practices that improve student learning.

The edTPA includes the following three main parts:

  • Task 1: Planning for Instruction and Assessment
  • Task 2: Instructing and Engaging Students in Learning
  • Task 3: Assessing Student Learning 

Helpful links:

During Student Teaching

To see the curriculum for your area of interest useDegree Works.

If you are a current student at Stockton University, access your portal for Degree Works, then look for the “what if” option to explore the various teacher certification paths.

This program is accessible even if you are not currently a student with Stockton University. in this case, follow the instructions on the Eudcation Interest sheet you can findhere.

We have following program paths/degree options available:

Student Teacher Resources

Overview video- Overview of Observation Steps for the Student Teacher-

Video 1- Using the Student Teaching DRF in Taskstream-

Video 2- Writing Your Lesson- requesting feedback (and revising if needed)-

Video 3- Submitting your reviewed lesson for the supervisor and/or mentor observation-

Video 4- Submitting your lesson reflection after you are observed-

Video 5- Reviewing Supervisor & Mentor Observations/Evaluations-

Video 6- Documenting an absence-

Video 7- Accessing SGO Work for Seminar-