Student Teacher Timeline

Fall 2014

AUGUST

  • Attend Student Teacher Orientation.
  • Learn about and receive resources from the Career Development Center.
  • Get ready for student teaching!


SEPTEMBER

  • Immerse yourself in the student teaching experience. Ask questions, request feedback on performance, lesson plans, etc. Take initiative to learn what works best for your students.
  • Begin working on your resume. Check out the resume section of the Career Development Center website (http://careers.appstate.edu/pagesmith/352), as well as the Resource Library section of Career Gear. (careergear.appstate.edu > Resources > Resource Library)

LATE SEPTEMBER & EARLY OCTOBER


BEFORE OCTOBER 1

  • Refine your resume. Update the skills you have acquired.
  • Email careercenter@appstate.edu with a copy of your resume (Word document, please) if you would like to have it reviewed.
  • Upload your MOST RECENT, REVISED resume to Career Gear! (http://careergear.appstate.edu/ > Current Students > My Documents > Add New)

BEFORE OCTOBER 20

  • Research school systems you are most interested in speaking with at the Education Career Fair. Formulate questions YOU would like to ask them.
  • Print copies of your resume on resume paper. Print twice as many as you think you will need.
  • Polish your interview skills by practicing online with Interview Stream (http://appstate.interviewstream.com) or face-to-face with a Career Counselor.
  • Have professional clothes that are clean, pressed and ready to go. Make sure your shoes are shined, too!

OCTOBER 20

EDUCATION CAREER FAIR

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Blue Ridge Ballroom

Plemmons Student Union


9:15-10am: Student check-in (McRae Peak/Attic Window on 1st floor, PSU)

BEFORE OCTOBER 31

  • Write thank you notes to the school system representatives you talked with at the Education Career Fair. Follow up with your top schools.
  • Begin asking supervisors, cooperating teachers, principals, instructors, etc. if they would serve as a reference for you.
  • Apply for jobs and contact counties in which you might want to work.


BEFORE NOVEMBER 30

  • Thank your supervisors and cooperating teachers for their help.
  • Put finishing touches on your portfolio, if you're making one.
  • Set up an appointment with a Career Counselor before graduation if you would like additional help.
  • Celebrate a job well done! You survived student teaching and are ready to see what the future holds!
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