Student Teaching Application & Information

Student Teaching Applicants

Applications for student teaching are due:

  • February 1 for fall student teaching
  • August 1 for spring student teaching

Student Teaching Application

Teacher Education Alliance Application

Student Teaching Approval Policies

Student Teaching in India

House Bill 1711 Guidelines

Missouri Content Assessments:

It is required to attempt the appropriate Missouri Content Assessment(s) the semester prior to student teaching. Refer to the Missouri Content Exams to be sure you are registered for the correct exam. Student teaching placements are not finalized until a score is verified by the School of Education and Child Development.

If you attempted and passed an appropriate Praxis II exam prior to September 2014, that score will be honored by DESE until December 31, 2016.


All students approved for student teaching will be provided information about completing FBI fingerprinting, which is required for a student teaching placement and state teacher certification. Student teaching will not begin until your fingerprinting clearance is accepted and posted to your DESE online profile.  Drury University is longer permitted to send fingerprinting results from the Missouri State Highway Patrol to DESE.


Students enrolled in EDUC 476, EDUC 477 or EDUC 478 are assessed a $200 student teaching fee. This fee supports necessary cooperating teacher and university supervisor assignments.  An additional $200 fee will be assessed for out-of-area student teaching.


Carol Pearson, Coordinator of Field Experiences (Springfield)
Carol Pearson is the central contact in the School of Education and Child Development (SECD) at Drury University for students and school personnel who have questions about the status of a student teaching or practicum placement. Ms. Pearson works with designated faculty in the School of Education and Child Development to identify high quality instructional settings in area schools for DU Education Majors preparing to be teachers. To contact Ms. Pearson, please call her at (417) 873-7271 or e-mail at

Fall 2018 Student Teachers