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FAQ: What is Student Teaching?

Updated: May 1, 2023

Student teaching is one of the two options to fulfill your final capstone experience. It is typically completed the last semester before your graduate. With the exception of the PETE major, in which you normally do student teaching, students are given the opportunity to do either an internship or a student teaching as their capstone. Because of this, it is important to be informed about both options when deciding which one is best for you! Student

teaching is a semester-long experience in one of BYU's partnership districts. The student teacher takes on more responsibility as they are a co-teacher with the mentor teacher. This is unlike a practicum where you're there to observe and teach 1-2 lessons each day. To learn more specific details about student teaching, watch the video below!

If you want to watch the other videos in our FAQ series, click here! Any questions? Reach out to an academic advisor HERE.

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