School Placements



S ED 751/640 and S ED 752/660 must be taken concurrently with the student teaching courses. These are cohort courses designated for students with a high school emphasis, middle school emphasis, or intern teacher emphasis.


The first student teaching course (S ED 640) includes experiences in middle level or high schools, hard-to-staff schools, and classrooms with English language learners. It is comprised of approximately 8 - 10 hours per week. The subsequent student teaching course (S ED 660) may also take place in similar schools. Candidates spend approximately 20 - 25 hours per week in the classroom (schedule may vary throughout the semester).


Student teaching hours are completed in accordance with the school site academic calendar, not the SF State academic calendar. Some hours may be during the third week in August or the first three weeks of January, when SF State classes are not in session.


If admitted to the program, credential candidates will have an opportunity to express their geographic preferences for a school site. Candidates are given their school site assignments and more specific information about the schedule at the mandatory New Student Orientation.