Early Childhood Education Student Teaching

Philosophy of placement for Early Childhood Student Teachers:

The Loeb School of Education's 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.

Early Childhood Student Teaching

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

  • Westtown-Thornbury Elementary School (West Chester, PA)
  • Saint Davids Nursery School (Wayne, PA)
  • Audubon Elementary School (Audubon, PA)
  • Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School (Pottstown, PA)
  • Barkley Elementary School (Phoenixville, PA)

International Student Teaching

Eastern students have student taught in early and secondary education settings in the following areas abroad:

  • 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)

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