POLICY MANUAL

Student Teachers and Substitute Teaching - Regulation R5-58

Student teachers may not receive substitute teacher pay during their student teaching experience for credit while teaching in the Lynchburg City Schools. Student teaching is a definite assigned educational experience to fulfill the requirement of the state of Virginia for a teaching license. Student teachers, although provided with a realistic teaching situation, are still under the supervision of a licensed contracted teacher and cannot be held totally responsible for personal or instructional liability. Qualified substitute teachers or other employed teachers, administrators, or supervisors should be designated responsible for any student teacher whose supervising teacher is out of the building, even when the cooperating teacher is permitting the student teacher to take full control of the classroom.

Third and fourth year college students who meet the qualifications and requirements to get on the substitute teachers list may be paid for substitute teaching except in specifically designed student teaching assignments for licensure credit.

Approved by Superintendent: December 1, 1982

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