Steps To Get Registered

You may not add this class after the first Friday of each term.

1. GPA Check

Send an e-mail to Jennifer Beamer with your student ID number and the term you’d like to begin the practicum series. NOTE: You must meet the GPA requirements listed below to be authorized to register for the course. A response by e-mail will let you know whether you qualify.


OSU = 2.00 | KIN = 2.5 | PETE = 2.25

2. Meet with Jennifer Beamer

If you meet GPA requirements, meet with Jennifer Beamer to complete a Placement Request Form and pick up a Fingerprint Packet.

3. Fingerprinting

Follow directions on Fingerprint Handling information and return to Jennifer Beamer within one week. You will not be authorized to register for the course until this step is completed. To get your fingerprints done, you may go to a Police Station during their designated hours or make an appointment with OSU Campus Security. NOTE: Additional Charges include: $10 to Police Department (no cost at OSU Security Office) Plus $59 to Teacher Standards and Practices Commission

4. Register

Once you are authorized to register, go to on-line registration. The course will show “closed”, select ADD and enter the CRN. If you have been authorized to sign up for the course, you will be able to register


By Monday of Week 1 (all terms), check BLACKBOARD for your tentative assigned school/teacher. Contact this teacher
via e-mail and/or school phone to ask if he/she will accept you as an OSU PETE practicum student. Meet your teacher, arrange a schedule, and begin working with your assigned teacher. Bring your complete Practicum School Schedule to Class on Friday of Week 1. Contact Jennifer Beamer with questions.

6. School Locations

Whenever possible you will be placed in Albany, Corvallis, or Philomath. DO NOT Contact a teacher on your own until you have been authorized to do so.

7. First Class Friday, Week 1 in WB 3:

Bring a copy of your PETE- Public School Schedule to the first PETE Practicum Class Meeting to turn in.

8. Liability Insurance

Below information provided by the OEA Student Teacher Membership webpage.

$15 /year for student membership & liability insurance
Student Teacher Benefits
Student teacher membership is now available online through the NEA's web site. NEA student dues are
$15.00 annually (no OEA dues). Students that use online enrollment will receive the following benefits:

  • Automatic sign-up through the NEA web site.
  • Easy credit card payment — No Debit — VISA/MC only.
  • $1 million in professional liability coverage and other legal services
  • A year's subscription to NEA Today.
  • A year's subscription to Today's OEA.
  • Tomorrow's Teachers magazine.
  • Access to all member benefits products and downloadable Read Across America kits.
  • A copy of NEA's popular New Teacher CD ROM.

To sign up, students simply go to NEA's online student membership sign-up form.
If you prefer to pay by check, contact Sharon Carter, Center for Teaching and Learning, via phone: 503-
684-3300, ext. 207 or e-mail:
For additional information about student membership, go to the NEA Student Program web page