Student Opportunities

Student Teaching

As a part of all field experience practicums, you will observe and participate in public and/or private school classrooms. You will be placed in a variety of settings within your certification area—from early childhood to senior high school classrooms in both private and/or public schools.

At LETU, students begin their classroom observation during their first year! You might student teach or coach at:

Other Field Experience Opportunities:

Beginning the spring of your freshman year, you will begin Teach Prep I. Teach Prep I involves three field experience practicums. Each practicum has specific requirements, tailored to your certification needs. Here are a few options:

  • Junior Achievement
    • Junior Achievement of East Texas opens its program to allow LETU teacher education students to serve as volunteer teachers in area schools. You will train under Junior Achievement representatives and, using the prescribed curriculum, teach area students about the free enterprise system, job training skills, and choosing a meaningful career.
  • East Texas Literacy Council
    • A special program by East Texas Literacy Council, in partnership with Wesley-McCabe Methodist Church, allows you to design and monitor learning centers for students ages 7-12. While you are in the classroom, the children's parents attend special training in English as a second language.
  • Reading Buddies
    • Reading Buddies lets you explore the teaching profession by serving as a reading tutor in area elementary school classrooms.

Off-Campus Study Programs

At LeTourneau, we are serious about our motto: "Every Workplace. Every Nation." For that reason, we encourage all of our students to participate in our many off-campus study programs. Read about Megan Hillman's experience abroad.

Many study programs are coordinated through the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities' (CCCU) Best Semester program. LeTourneau University, a member of the CCCU, offers many programs as semester-long academic experiences.

To see the ways you can become one of our globe-trekking students, visit our Office of International Studies.


Conferences

These are a few of the conferences held each year on the campus of LeTourneau University. You will work with faculty to sponsor these conferences! Talk about a great way to make connections!

  • East Texas Back-to-School Conference (for East Texas private K-12 schools' faculty and staff)
  • The Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading Conference (focuses on improving reading and literacy instruction)
  • Early Childhood Conference and Workshops (students seeking a teaching field in early childhood will work with faculty to host this conference for early childhood educators)
  • Students also have opportunities to attend special lectures by area, regional and state educators. 

If you think our students are busy, you should see what our faculty are up to!

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