Preschool Student Teaching Handbook
Hours of Teaching
- Student teacher hours spent in classrooms will vary among PreK settings, approximately eight contact hours per week for two morning or two afternoon sessions. Students need to complete a minimum of 120 hours during the semester.
- Student teachers are to arrive on time and have all materials prepared by the designated start time (if scheduled to begin at 8:00, do not come in at 7:55 with ½ hour of cutting that needs to be completed).
- In addition to the contact hours with children, the PreK placement includes before/after session preparation and conferencing time. Student teachers may also be invited to participate in home visits, in-service activities, open houses, field trips that are longer in duration than the student’s assigned hours at the center.