Title

Rights of student teachers and the law.

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

January 2010

Abstract

Student teaching is a high-stakes enterprise, representing the culmination of a student’s teacher preparation program and, for the university-approval route, the prerequisite to teacher certification. Legislation in each of the 50 states provides institutions of higher education with express or implied authority for this purpose. On occasion, the representatives of the sponsoring institution of higher education or the cooperating school district make a decision that deprives college of education students of commencing or completing student teaching, thereby leading to law suits.

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