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Application Process


Before You Apply

Each member institution has different requirements for their COST student teacher participants. Please meet with your institution's COST Coordinator to receive pertinent information about the program and receive the application link, specific instructions, deadlines, and additional information as it relates to your home institution.

Please consider some of these important questions before applying.


How to Apply

Application Instructions

Review this tutorial carefully.  Contact your University COST Coordinator if you have any questions.

Essay Prompts

Letter of Recommendation Guidelines

Please read and sign the following forms.  You will be required to turn in the signed hard copies to your COST coordinator. Your coordinator will not approve your application until they have received these documents:

Waiver of Responsibility

You must have this Waiver of Responsibility notarized before you submit it to your university COST coordinator.
Click here to learn more about having your document notarized. Please turn in the notarized hard copy to your COST coordinator and check the agree box next to the Waiver of Responsibility in your application.

Code of Conduct

You must read and agree to COST's Code of Conduct.  Please turn in a signed hard copy to your COST coordinator and check the agree box next to the Code of Conduct in your application.

Statement of Responsibility

You must read and agree to COST's Statement of Responsibility.  Please turn in a signed hard copy to your COST coordinator and check the agree box next to the Statement of Responsibility in your application.

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Application Deadlines

Application deadlines are approximately 6 months prior to the semester you plan to student teach.  

Work with your university COST Coordinator to ensure you are meeting other home institution deadlines.

The application deadline for Spring 2017 placements (January - May) has passed.  
Submit your applications for Summer and Fall 2017 now!

For placement in Summer 2017 – The COST deadline is December 1st, 2016
For placement in Fall 2017 – The COST deadline is February 1st, 2017
For placement in Spring 2018 – The COST deadline is August 1st, 2017