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Office of Student Placements

Housed within the Division of Teacher Education, the Office of Student Placements serves Azusa Pacific’s teacher candidates by collaborating with K-12 school communities in the placement of APU student teachers. The office supports the mission of APU’s School of Education by seeking out collaborative and diverse K-12 settings for field experiences and clinical practice opportunities.

The office plays a key role as teacher candidates journey through the clinical work of student teaching and other course-related field experiences. These aspects of clinical practice are an essential component in every teacher preparation program, serving as a direct link between formal training and full-time, independent teaching.

What Is the Student Teaching Experience Like?

Taking the leap from theory to practice can be an entirely new experience, but it provides a valuable opportunity to gain confidence in your teaching ability. Here’s what can you expect from the student teaching experience.

The Office of Student Placements is a resource for individuals engaged in field experience, applying to student teach, and currently engaged in the student teaching practicum, as well as individuals who support this important work, including master teachers, university mentors, and K-12 school districts.

The office works continually to align with the expectations and standards of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), ensuring field experience and clinical practice settings, processes, and documents meet national and state requirements and to secure appropriate placements for teacher candidates to put theory into practice in a classroom environment.

For assistance, email [email protected] or call (626) 815-2025, and visit the Office of Student Placements website for more information.

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.