Student Teachers

Commissioner’s Regulations Section 52.21(b)(1) (xvi) defines student teaching as follows: 


Student teaching means a structured, college-supervised learning experience for a student in a teacher education program in which the student teacher practices the skills being learned in the teacher education program and gradually assumes increased responsibility for instruction, classroom management, and other related duties for a class of students in the area of the certificate sought. These skills are practiced under the direct supervision of the certified teacher who has official responsibility for the class. 


The East Rochester Union Free School District will continue partnering with local College/University Educator Preparation Programs to welcome student teachers into our schools and classrooms whether we return in-person, remotely, or in a hybrid model. 


We currently partner with the following local colleges/universities: 


  • St. John Fisher College

  • SUNY Geneseo

  • SUNY Cortland

  • Monroe Community College

  • Eastman School of Music


It is our goal to match students with an appropriate coordinating teacher and find creative ways to immerse them into our school community so that they may learn the essential skills and critical knowledge necessary to effectively support classroom instruction and student social-emotional well-being. 


All student teachers will be approved to serve in such capacity by the East Rochester Union Free School District Board of Education. Student teachers will also follow health and safety guidelines as outlined by the school district, in the NYSED guidance and required by the NYS Department of Health.