Pre-service Teaching Experiences including those hours spent in schools as part of course requirements and student teaching are frequently cited in teacher education literature. These experiences are identified as the single component of a teacher education program having the highest impact on future teaching behaviors of candidate teachers. Teachers report the student teaching experience as the most meaningful portion of their professional preparation. Prospective employers consider it the most critical element of teacher education programs.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls College of Education and Professional Studies prides itself in the preparation of our students with these carefully selected experiences. We also set our expectations high for education students as they represent our university. The information within this site will detail those items that will be useful as you continue your education program.