The apprentice teaching program is designed to benefit juniors and seniors who wish to learn about teaching under the guidance of an experienced teacher. Apprentices often do a limited amount of supervised lecturing or leading of discussions, assist in making up and evaluating written assignments, and are available for individual consultation with students.
To participate in the apprentice teaching program a student must:
- Have an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.80 or better;
- Have a cumulative major grade point average of at least 3.3 and have completed at least two courses in the major field in which apprentice teaching is done;
- Have previously taken for credit the course or its equivalent in which the apprentice teaching will be done;
- Meet the guidelines on file in each college dean’s office.
A student may register for apprentice teaching only once each semester, only once in a given course, and only twice during a college career.
To register for apprentice teaching each student-teacher partnership will submit an apprentice teaching agreement, indicating the duties and obligations for approval to the department chair and the dean of the student’s college in which the course is taken. Upon review and approval, the student will be provided with the appropriate information to register. To complete the course, the apprentice teachers must submit a written report of their experience to the supervising teacher and the associate dean's office.