Fall 2019 Deadlines

IMPORTANT….***ALL student teaching candidates are to check his/her FMU email daily for any updates or requests for additional information.***


If you are planning on Student Teaching for Fall 2019, fingerprinting needs to be done by  February 1, 2019.  Once you finish fingerprinting, it will be automatically processed by the company and sent to the State Department of Education. You will leave with a receipt.  Keep the receipt and turn it with your Student Teaching Application.  There is nothing for you to submit to the school of education at this time, but you will need submit this receipt.

Instructions on how to schedule a fingerprinting appointment can be found here. The fee for fingerprinting is around $55.


SC State Dept of Education Online Teacher Application and Fee Payment:

Complete the online application by June 15.  Nothing is “due” to the School of Education by June 15 for this.

The application web page above will have steps for you to send in transcripts and a recommendation form.  Don’t worry about those steps yet. That will be completed at the end of student teaching.

Student Teaching Application:

In order to help pre-qualify a candidate for student teaching, Candidates will submit a student teaching application to Student Teach and a Fingerprinting Receipt to the School of Education Office (CEMC 212). These forms are required for student teaching.

Download Student Teaching Application

Please submit forms to the School of Education Office (CEMC 212) by 4:30 pm on Monday, February 4, 2019.


Student Teaching Placement Request Form:

IMPORTANT…Placement forms are due NO LATER than 4:30 pm on Monday, February 4, 2019.  Completed forms should be submitted to the School of Education Office (CEMC 212).  Please be sure that your placement form includes all previous placements. (Including your Spring 2019 placement.)

Please select the appropriate placement request form for your major:

ECE Majors

ELE Majors

MLE Majors

Secondary/Art Majors

MAT-LD Majors

Degree Application and Verification Form:

Undergraduate Students ONLY – Undergraduate Students should download and take the Degree Application form (yellow) and the Verification form (pink) to a meeting with Shala Boston in the Registrar’s Office.   After meeting with Ms. Boston, she will sign the Verification Form (pink) and return it to the student.   To schedule a meeting with Ms. Boston, please email her at SBoston@FMARION.EDU.  Let her know in the email that you are wanting to student teach in the Fall of 2019. This should be completed by March 29, 2019.

Graduate Students ONLY – FMU Graduate Students should download and complete the Degree Application Form (green) and the Verification Form (pink). Students are to complete the degree application form, and the top portion of the verification form. Once this step is completed, students should email the documents to Dr. Cindi Nixon at cnixon@fmarion.edu. This should be completed by March 29, 2019. Dr. Nixon will process these documents and turn them in to appropriate personnel on behalf of the students.


Students are responsible for submitting the appropriate passing Praxis II & PLT scores by Reading Day prior to the semester you plan to Student Teach.

  • Fall 2019 Student Teachers… Your Reading Day deadline to Student Teach in April 23, 2019 by 4:30 pm. This means your Praxis II and PLT scores MUST be submitted to the School of Education by this deadline.

***(It is the student’s responsibility to register for the appropriate Praxis exams required for his/her major.)* ETS is no longer providing Paper Options on PRAXIS II or PLT. It is the student candidate’s responsibility to make sure that ALL  scores will be in by the Reading Day deadline.

*** Remember: You MUST submit an official paper copy (Examinee Copy) of the scores to the School of Education office, and we cannot accept scores verbally.* 

· Go to: http://www.ets.org/praxis for more information.