EDU 485

Student Teaching in the Urban PreK-Kindergarten Classroom

2-9 Undergraduate credits
Effective January 9, 2006 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

Supervised student teaching with children ages 3-5 within an urban preschool and kindergarten classrooms required for teacher candidates seeking early childhood licensure (Birth-Grade 3). Placement is for a minimum of three full-time weeks (2 credits) in combination with other student teaching placements to a maximum of fifteen full-time weeks (9 credits) in a single placement depending on the teacher candidate's Individualized Student Teaching Plan that is developed with and approved by the teacher candidate's advisor and the Field Experience Coordinator. 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. Placements are made by arrangement with UTP Director of Field Experiences in urban classrooms and are typically Monday through Friday during the school day. A total of 15 weeks (9 credits) is required for completion of the ECE licensure program.

Learning outcomes


  • Student Teaching is required by Minnesota Board of Teaching.