(a) Student Teacher and Student Teaching Defined. - A "student teacher" is any student enrolled in an institution of higher education approved by the State Board of Education for the preparation of teachers who is jointly assigned by that institution and a local board of education to student teach under the direction and supervision of a regularly employed certified teacher.
"Student teaching" may include those duties granted to a teacher by G.S. 115C-307 and any other part of the school program for which either the supervising teacher or the principal is responsible.
(b) Legal Protection. - A student teacher under the supervision of a certified teacher or principal shall have the protection of the laws accorded the certified teacher.
(c) Assignment of Duties. - It shall be the responsibility of a supervising teacher, in cooperation with the principal and the representative of the teacher-preparation institution, to assign to the student teacher responsibilities and duties that will provide adequate preparation for teaching. (1969, c. 638, s. 1; 1981, c. 423, s. 1; 2012-194, s. 49.)
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