EDU 470

Student Teaching in the Urban High School (grades 9-12)

8 Undergraduate credits
Effective November 17, 2003 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

Supervised student teaching for 12 weeks, full-time or the equivalent with students in urban grades 9-12 for teacher candidates seeking 5-12 licensure. Weekly reflections, periodic seminars with other student teachers, and the development of a standards-based portfolio are also required.

Special information

Fee: $275 for required edTPA submission. Note: Application and approval are required to student teach. Placement made by arrangement with UTP Director of Field Experiences in urban classrooms and are typically Monday through Friday for 12 full-time weeks during the school day.

Learning outcomes


  • Articulate professional development based on experiences through a final reflection paper.
  • Demonstrate professional work habits as an ESL teacher.
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan, implement and assess instruction and learning.
  • Design well-developed lesson plans.
  • Develop an electronic portfolio throughout the practicum experience.
  • Document at least 25 hours of active involvement with urban high school ELL students.
  • Maintain a reflective journal about all practicum experiences.
  • Positively affect the learning and achievement of urban high school ELL students.