A student teacher or prac teacher (practice teacher) is a college, university or graduate student who is teaching under the supervision of a certified teacher in order to qualify for a degree in education.
The term is also often used interchangeably with "Pre-Service Teacher". It is a much broader term to include those students that are studying the required coursework in pedagogy, as well as their specialty, but have not entered the supervised teaching portion of their training. In many institutions "Pre-Service Teacher" is the official and preferred title for all education students.
Student teaching has been around for years. They are also referred to as trainees. Each and every school has this option and gets them prepared for expirence of a real classroom and what teaching feels like. They do need some certification as well.
- Certified teacher
- College of Education
- Education Specialist
- Monitorial System
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education (United Kingdom)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Education
- Pre-Service Teacher Education
- Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (United Kingdom)
- Teacher education
- Teacher training college
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