The importance of student teaching cannot be over emphasized. We believe that it is a very valuable aspect of teacher preparation. It provides an opportunity for application of subject matter knowledge and pedagogical knowledge to actual classroom situations. It is the arena in which the pre-service teacher brings theory and practice together in a sheltered learning environment under the mentorship of an experienced master teacher and with the nurturing support of a university supervisor.
CSUMB greatly appreciates the partnership of area schools and master teachers, who provide settings for our candidates to complete their professional preparation. Learning under the guidance of a skilled, knowledgeable, caring master teacher is the key to good teacher preparation. We know inviting a student teacher into your classroom takes extra time on your part and we hope that your candidate brings an enthusiasm and energy you enjoy and that the benefits to your students are great.