Student Teaching Information

  • All placements, including student teaching, practicum, and observation hours must be coordinated through Professional Development Department, not through schools. Please do not, under any circumstances, reach out directly to teachers or building administration to coordinate a placement as this both circumvent and complicates our established process; we appreciate your cooperation in this matter. Please be aware that we will not confirm any placements that have been independently arranged-we will instead place the student teacher with an alternate cooperating teacher.

    To apply for student teaching/internship placements, please click here. All student teaching/internship requests should be made by university coordinators only. After submitting a request, you will receive a response confirming receipt of the request. Please allow at least two weeks before reaching out for a status update on your placement request.

    Student teaching placement communication and related placement materials should be directed to Student Teaching by emailing

    We recommend that observation or practicum requests be made at least a month in advance. Please allow at least two weeks before reaching out for a status update on your placement request.  

    Please note the following deadlines for submission of student teaching/internships and linked practicum requests:

    • Fall Semester: April 15th
    • Spring Semester: October 15th

    If you are seeking to coordinate observation and/or practicum hours, please click here. If you have a request for a linked practicum/student teaching placement (where the student teacher must be placed with the same cooperating teacher for both the practicum and student teaching placement), please reach out to Student Teaching by emailing

    At this time, only currently enrolled college/university students can observe in our schools.