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The Student Teaching Experience at Medaille College provides students with a variety of hands-on opportunities in preparing them to become classroom teachers. The foundational knowledge in education coursework and the early field experiences prior to student teaching prepares the students to experience the instructional and non-instructional responsibilities of a classroom setting.

Medaille College student teachers participate in two, full-time student teaching placement experiences available in the greater Western New York area and in the province of Ontario and are guided by associate teachers (classroom teachers) and college supervisors during the placements. Student teaching expectations and requirements are provided in more detail in the Student Teaching Handbook PDF.

For more information, you can contact our office at (716) 932-2548 or (800) 292-1582. Email our office at

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Student Teaching Timetable

During the fall semester, student teaching normally begins in early September and concludes by the second week of December. For the spring semester, mid-January is the start date for student teaching with an ending date of mid-May. More >>

Student Teaching Placement Information

Students planning to participate in the student teaching experiences in September must submit to OSTC a placement form and profile sheet no later than February 15. Students planning to participate in the student teaching experiences in January must submit to OSTC a placement form and profile no later than September 15. Detailed information is available about student teaching placements>>

Teacher Certification

Prior to a student’s final semester at Medaille College, a meeting is held for students who are expected to complete program requirements and apply for a teaching certificate. The meeting outlines the procedure for applying for both New York State and Province of Ontario teaching certificates. More information about certification in New York State and the Province of Ontario is available >>

 College Supervisors and Associate Teachers

Information and forms for College Supervisors and Associate Teachers has been provided by the Office of Student Teaching/Certification. Please call (716) 932-2548.

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The instructors were knowledgeable and welcomed class discussions, with
respect for each student's contribution. I've learned how to be a more
effective leader. My capstone class gave insight on how to combine all
the education learned to operate a business. That's when I realized how
much I had sharpened my knowledge.

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