student teacher


a student who is studying to be a teacher and who, as part of the training, observes classroom instruction or does closely supervised teaching in an elementary or secondary school.

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Origin of student teacher

First recorded in 1905–10

Also called intern, practice teacher.

Related formsstudent teaching, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for student teacher

student teacher


a person who is teaching in a school for a limited period under supervision as part of a course to qualify as a teacher
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