Philosophy of placement for Secondary Teaching Student Teachers:

Our philosophy for placement of student teachers is to allow the student teachers to choose their preferred grade levels and work toward that placement.  We also will allow them to choose their top three school districts that they would like to be placed in.  We generally will allow them to student teach up to an hour from the campus.  We recognize that the most likely district to hire a student teacher after graduating is the one that they did their student teaching in. We write the letters to the school district early in the semester before student teaching.  Students generally know of their  placement at least a month or two ahead of time so they can make any necessary accommodations. A supervisor will generally come every week to the school where they are student teaching and observe the student teacher and complete a write up or commendations and recommendations.  The observation culminates in a post-observation conference.

Secondary Certification Student Teaching

Students perform internships at a variety of educational facilities.  Below are a list of recent student teaching placements:

  • Spanish- Twin Valley High School (Elverson, PA)
  • Spanish- Council Rock High School North (Newtown, PA)
  • English- Ridley Middle School (Ridley, PA)
  • English- Boyertown High School (Boyertown, PA)
  • Social Studies- Ridley High School (Ridley, PA)
  • Social Studies- Cardinal O'Hara High School (Springfield, PA)
  • Mathematics- Manheim Township Middle School (Lancaster, PA)
  • Mathematics- Harriton High School (Rosemont, PA)
  • Biology-Marple Newtown High School (Newtown Square, PA)
  • Biology- Spring Ford 5/6 Center (Royersford, PA)
  • Health and Physical Education- The Haverford School (Haverford, PA)
  • Health and Physical Education- Daniel Boone Area High School (Birdsboro, PA)
  • Music- Radnor High School (Radnor, PA)
  • Music-Primos Elementary School (Primos, PA)

International Student Teaching

Eastern students have performed student teaching in areas of early and secondary in the following areas abroad.  Below are a list of recent student teaching placements:

  • Alliance Academy International (Quito, Ecuador)
  • American School of Las Palmas (Spain)
  • Chengdu International School (China)
  • Grace International School (Thailand)
  • Logos International School (Cambodia)
  • Rosslyn Academy (Kenya)
  • Seoul Foreign School (Korea)

Special Education Student Teaching

At times, students will combine special education certification with areas of early and secondary education options.  When that is the case, students would do half their student teaching in special education and half in their other area of study OR if their area of study classroom is an inclusive classroom then they may student teach in that classroom for the entire semester:

  • Melmark School (Berwyn, PA)
  • The Vanguard School (Malvern, PA)
  • Blankenburg Elementary School (Philadelphia, PA)
  • MAST Charter School (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Stony Brook Elementary School (Pennington, NJ)