We have often had high school students scheduled to spend a couple half hours per week helping in one of the lower grade rooms as aides. This is not something they get credit for, but simply a good thing.
A number of seniors over the years have taken a student teaching elective; it is somewhat tailored for the individual and situation depending on the configuration of student body, staff, and other parameters of that given year. Last year, a senior taught the Bible class in the grade 1 & 2 classroom, with the regular teacher present. She also worked her way through most of the “Handbook for Creative Teaching,” with written responses to a set of questions. I’ll post those questions elsewhere on the Dock eventually. They are simply a way to help the aspiring teacher to actively engage the content of the book.