Clinical Experiences & Partnerships

The Clinical Experience Program at Kutztown University

Clinical experience (student teaching) is the capstone for our teacher candidates. With an emphasis on content knowledge, professionalism, and practice in the classroom, Kutztown University has been a leader in the preparation of highly qualified teacher candidates.

Kutztown University's teacher certification programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Most of our programs are also SPA recognized. Learn more about our accreditation here.


Our student teachers are assigned placements within a forty-mile radius of Kutztown University. Currently, the Clinical Experience Office has partnerships with over 80 school districts. 

We have also established partnerships with schools outside of PA. Our students have had the opportunity to student teach in Alaska, Arizona, and Puerto Rico. For more information on any opportunities for out-of-state student teaching, please contact our office.