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Student Teaching Withdrawals

Students may only withdraw from student teaching one time.  If it is necessary to withdraw a second time then the student must go through the SSCP petitioning process to reapply a 3rd time and decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Withdrawing from Student Teaching prior to the start of the student teaching semester:

A student may withdraw from Student Teaching prior to the start of the student teaching semester by filling out a Withdrawal from Student Teaching form, attached above.  It must be signed by his/her subject area advisor and submitted to the Single Subject Credential Program Office, ED1-67.  If you are withdrawing from all classes you must also fill out an educational leave of absence form which is available on the Enrollment Services website.  An intern may not withdraw from student teaching or apply for an educational leave of absence while employed at a school district as an intern.  If withdrawing from student teaching, you must withdraw from EDSS 472A, B, C and the student teaching seminar (EDSS 473).

Withdrawing from Student Teaching after the start of the student teaching semester due to illness, financial or personal reasons:

A student withdrawing from student teaching after the start of the student teaching semester due to illness, financial or personal reasons may re-enter student teaching in the future with the Credential Advisor’s approval, one time.  Students may be asked to demonstrate resolution of the situation so that it will not interfere with student teaching again.  If it is necessary to withdraw a second time then the student must go through the SSCP petitioning process to reapply a 3rd time and decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A student withdrawing within the 1st two weeks of the semester must submit a Withdrawal from Student Teaching form (attached above) and fill out an Educational Leave of Absence form (found on the Enrollment Services website under Forms and Publications).  It is the student’s responsibility to officially withdraw from all classes with the University on MyCSULB.   After the 2nd week of the semester, students must withdrawal from students teaching but do not need to fill out and Educational Leave of Absence.  Students will need to officially withdraw from classes using the Petition to Withdraw form from the Enrollment Services website.  At this point, students will receive a W on their transcripts. If a student withdraws between the 2nd & 6th week of student teaching, the student will receive a NC for EDSS 472 A and may receive a “W” from EDSS 472 B & C.  If a student withdraws between weeks 7 and 12 of teaching, s/he will receive a NC for EDSS 472 A & B and a “W” for EDSS 472 C. After the 12th week, student teachers may not withdraw from their courses and will receive NC for EDSS 472C and may receive CR or NC for EDSS 472A and EDSS 472B.  The decision to assign CR or NC for EDSS 472A and EDSS 472B lies with the University Supervisor.

Withdrawing from Student Teaching after the start of the student teaching semester due to poor performance:

Students who withdraw or are removed from student teaching due to poor performance may petition to re-enter student teaching in the future after completing a remediation plan and with the Credential Advisor’s approval.  Student teaching may only be repeated for a maximum of 10 units.  Students will be required to meet with their University Supervisor and credential subject area advisor to discuss their remediation plan.  Once the remediation is completed to the satisfaction of the credential advisor, the student may petition the SSCP Petition Committee to re-enter student teaching for a maximum of 10 units. 

Students must submit a Withdrawal from Student Teaching form which available on the SSCP website.  It is also the student’s responsibility to officially withdraw from classes with the University.  This is a separate process and form available in Enrollment Services.  If a student withdraws between the 2nd & 6th week of student teaching, the student will receive a NC for EDSS 472 A and may receive a “W” from EDSS 472 B & C.  If a student withdraws between weeks 7 and 12 of teaching, s/he will receive a NC for EDSS 472 A & B and a “W” for EDSS 472 C. After the 12th week, student teachers may not withdraw from their courses and will receive NC for EDSS 472C and may receive CR or NC for EDSS 472A and EDSS 472B.  The decision to assign CR or NC for EDSS 472A and EDSS 472B lies with the University Supervisor.

Students who fail to officially withdraw from EDSS 472 will receive a “NC” rather than “W” on their transcripts.  Withdrawal from EDSS 473 may also be necessary and is decided on a case-by-case basis with the credential advisor.  If the student decides to withdraw from EDSS 473, the student must file a withdrawal form with Enrollment Services.  A student who fails to officially withdraw from EDSS 473 will receive an “F” rather than a “W” on their transcripts.

If a student teacher withdraws or is removed from his/her student teacher assignment, it is his/her responsibility to:

a.     Submit a ‘Withdraw from Student Teaching Form’ signed by the subject area advisor to the Single Subject Credential Program office.

b.     Officially withdraw from EDSS 472 A, B, C (or EDSS 572 A, B, C ) through university Enrollment Services.  Students who fail to officially withdraw from their courses through Enrollment Services will receive a ‘No-Credit’ rather than a ‘W’ on his/her transcript.  

c.     Complete a remediation plan with the subject area coordinator before petitioning to re-apply for a future semester of student teaching.

Re-Entering Student Teaching after Withdrawing

If for any reason student teachers must withdraw from student teaching for personal, financial or medical reasons, or they are asked to withdraw for any reason, they must follow these steps to re-apply to student teaching.

1.     Speak with your subject area advisor about plans to re-apply for student teaching.

2.     Complete a remediation plan with your subject area advisor if necessary.

3.     Submit a petition to the Single Subject Petition Committee to re-apply to student teach if necessary.

4.     Attend a student teaching application meeting if it has been longer than one year since you first attended one.

5.     Submit a new Student Teaching Application, signed by your subject area advisor and stamped by the Credential Center, to the Single Subject Credential Office.  The deadline to reapply to student teach is November 1st for Spring student teaching and April 1st for Summer/Fall student teaching.

6.     Sign up for the Student Teaching Courses (EDSS 472 A, B, C or EDSS 572 A, B, C for interns and EDSS 473) once permitted by the Single Subject Credential Program Office.

last updated — Feb 20, 2014