Supervised Associate Teaching
Only students who are in good academic standing and completing
an approved School of Education program including prior fieldwork
courses are eligible for an assignment in supervised Associate
Teaching. Recommendations for such assignments depend upon
evidence of potential teaching ability as manifested in part
1. Proficiency in both oral and written
2. A physical examination completed
within 12 months prior to beginning student teaching.
3. Proficiency in education courses,
general courses and areas of specialization.
4. Completion of ALL education coursework
prior to Associate Teaching, as determined by your advisor.
5. Passing examination scores are
required for NYS recommendation for Certification.
For information regarding the exams, please click here for
6. Completion of State mandated workshops
in Violence Prevention and Child Abuse Prevention prior to the
completion of a student’s junior year. With the exception of
Associate Teaching in Special Education which is a ½ day program 5
days a week, students in all other programs attend a field school 4
½ days per week. In addition, students will attend seminars
and special workshops. With this in mind, students should
attempt to minimize additional coursework but if necessary,
coursework should be planned for evening/weekend classes so as not
to interfere with Associate Teaching requirements.
7.) All medical forms should be completed
ONE SEMESTER PRIOR to Associate Teaching.
Applications for Associate Teaching are approved the Director of
Field Experience. Applications for Associate Teaching in both
the fall and spring semesters should be submitted to the Field
Experience Office, located on the 5th floor of Sullivan
Hall and 3rd floor in DaSilva for Staten Island
Campus. It is important and recommended that students
use their St. John’s email, as this will be the source of all
communication regarding Associate Teaching. In any
event, students should feel free to call/visit the Field Experience
offices at anytime for information regarding Associate
Please note: A student should successfully
complete all prerequisites for Associate Teaching in order to be
placed as an Associate Teacher. The university cannot guarantee
placement in a specific school that a student may choose.
Director of Student Teaching and Field
The School of Education
Sullivan Hall 523
Jamaica, NY 11439