from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A college student pursuing a degree in education who teaches in a classroom under the supervision of an experienced, certified teacher. Also called practice teacher.
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- n. a college student who is teaching under the supervision of a certified teacher in order to qualify for a degree in education
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It has gripped my imagination ever since the great Cambridge physiologist Joseph Needham a polymath who became even better known as the leading expert on the history of Chinese science came to my school to demonstrate it, at the invitation of his nephew who happened to be our student teacher at the time: a boon of nepotism for which I remain grateful.