Teacher candidates seeking an opportunity to work with a diverse population of students (Hispanic 60.8 percent, African American 32.2 percent, Caucasian 4.8 percent, and Asian 2.1 percent) may want to consider student teaching for one semester in the Aldine School District in Houston, Texas. This district is located 17 miles north of downtown Houston, in the north quadrant of Harris County. It has wisely used its resources to provide new and well-kept schools and to develop many useful programs to assist the needs and circumstances of the students and their families. The district emphasizes fine arts, math/science magnet schools, Montessori, emergent literacy, and ESL and bilingual programs.
Aldine Student Teaching Program
Aldine School District has a unique program for student teachers: Most semesters over 100 student teachers are brought in from universities across the United States. Supervisors are typically retired teachers or administrators from the district, who know the programs very well. In addition, the district conducts weekly seminars for continued professional development and support.
Student teachers who go to Houston are responsible for their own housing. However, the district has a list of recommended apartment complexes and will assist students in finding housing in a safe area close to the school where they will be teaching. The district requires that you have your own car, as public transportation in the area is unreliable.
Application for the Program
To apply to student teach in Houston, submit the following application to the Education Advisement Center (350 MCKB):
- The regular Student Teaching Application
The following information is available:
- The National/International Student Teaching application deadlines and list of coordinators
- Aldine School District website
Page updated 10/2/15
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