Student Leadership Requirement All students must complete at least one semester of leadership prior to Student Teaching. The leadership requirement can be met in many different ways. Each advisor has a list of opportunities for the upcoming semester and they will be posted on Blackboards. Once a student commits to a particular activity it must be honored and the advisor must sign off upon completion. Students will receive a Certificate of Achievement, which can be included in their online application to student teaching. Or, students can shoot higher and earn the Leadership Badge. Such students will receive a special digital badge as well as become eligible for various Departmental awards; all of which look very good to potential employers. The Department will provide a variety of options for students, such as serving on committees, attending open house events, and other opportunities and possibilities - for additional information come to the Department of Teacher Education.