School and Field Services
Pawley Hall, Room 385
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Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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MAT Internship






The Student Teaching Internship, TD559 serves as the capstone course for 10 credits.  It entails a full semester assignment to a school district and cooperating teacher. This assignment is full days, every day. During this time period, your schedule is determined by the calendar of the district to which you are assigned. You begin when they begin, and have vacations when theirs are scheduled.

At the same time as your student teaching internship, you will enroll in an Internship Seminar, TD556, for 2 credits.  In the seminar, you will discuss topics that pertain to the internship and help prepare you as a future teacher.  You will also have time to talk with your supervisor.

All placements for the student teaching internship will require an interview with the cooperating teacher prior to the beginning of the final field placement.  The placements must be arranged through the Director of School and Field Services since that is the arrangement that has been made with districts.  In the MAT program, generally students have their final field placement with their potential cooperating teacher for the internship the following semester.




During your student teaching internship, you have the opportunity to work with a cooperating teacher who will model expectations for you. You will gradually take over the classroom one subject or one hour at a time and teach independently for five or more weeks.

To continue to improve, talk about what went well and ways to overcome areas that didn't go as well as you had hoped. The relationship with your cooperating teacher is critical to your internship. Put suggestions into practice right away. Learn what you need to stop doing and what you need to do more in order to be successful.

Remember to be prepared with lesson plans by Thursday of the week prior to teaching the lessons. Do your best to stay at school until all materials are prepared for the following day. Participate in the school setting as a teacher would during your internship.


During your student teaching internship, you will have a supervisor from Oakland University to help guide you.  You will communicate with your supervisor at least weekly, sharing a reflection about your work.  During seminars, you will have time to talk with your supervisor. Five or more visits to the classroom will be made by your supervisor.  He or she will talk with you about what they observed and will talk with your cooperating teacher as well.  Take time to learn from your supervisor’s experience and incorporate suggestions that are shared. 



**Attend a PESG or EDUStaff seminar only if your internship district uses them as a substitute company.  You may attend any PESG or EDUStaff meeting anywhere.  The seminars on campus are for your convenience.  Choose only one time:

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 PESG Seminar

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Oakland Center in Gold Rooms ABC

 Friday, September 30, 2016 Seminars

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Oakland Center in Gold Rooms BC (PESG)

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Oakland Center in Lake Superior B (EDUStaff)

 Friday, September 30, 2016 PESG Seminar

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Oakland Center in Gold Rooms BC



MATSE Interns will have a seminar course where they will sometimes meet with their supervisors as small group. Those dates are determined by the instructor.  In addition, there will be several large group meetings on Oakland’s main campus.

               Thursday, December 1, 2016  Final Forms Due

                (STEP 4 Submit Final Forms Tab)


Monday, December 12, 2016 MATSE Orientation Seminar
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Pawley Hall in Room 370 in the Advising Suite

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 First Year Teacher Panel
4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Oakland Center in the Banquet Room B

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Employer Panel, Getting a Job 
4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Oakland Center in the Gold Rooms ABC

Monday, April 24, 2017

Final Evaluation and Online Exit Requirements due (See Forms Tab)


Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Culminating Seminar

Mock interviews using your portfolio and hand in exit requirements
1:30 - 4:30 p.m. at Oakland Center in Gold Rooms ABC





Teacher's Weekly Feedback

Secondary Midterm Performance Based Assessment

Final Narrative

Forms Needed During Student Teaching

Classroom Observation Form

Gender Equity

Photo Release Form



Forms to Be Handed In at Culminating Seminar


Substitute Forms

Substitute Packet
Substitute Signature Form

Substitute Log

Professional Educational Services Group (PESG) Forms 
These forms are to be used only by students who are student teaching in a district using PESG as the substituting company.
Please get a Fingerprint Data Entry Form from the district where you are completing your student teaching.

PESG Information for Student Teachers  

PESG Employment Paperwork

OU Police Livescan Fingerprinting