Student Teaching and Residency

Student teaching is the culminating experience of preparation, an extended opportunity to combine content knowledge with your knowledge of curriculum, instruction, and school-aged learners. This is demonstrated by the performance of competencies reflected in evaluative instruments.

Candidates are placed in public schools in districts surrounding LSU and in the LSU Laboratory School. Placement decisions are made individually and based on information found in candidate profiles. The goal is to ensure that candidates experience a variety of grade levels, school types, and students throughout their program of study.

Our candidates are well prepared for student teaching and for entry into the teaching profession.  Student teachers and residents are well supported by School of Education staff, a university supervisor, and a mentor teacher.

LSU Professional Teacher Dispositions PDF