District 155 accepts student teachers and/or interns every semester. District 155 sends an email to all school Division Leaders twice a year to see if they are interested in hosting a student teacher or intern.
All placements are initiated through the Director of Curriculum and Assessment, Matt Timmerman. If you are interested in applying, there is required paperwork:
- Placement request from University
Two references (contact information required only)
Statement of interest
DCFS Mandated Reporter (Certificate of Completion)
*If you are a District 155 grad, the office will not place you at your graduating school*
Every candidate must have earned at least a 3.2 GPA, and we will not place a candidate if there are C's or D's in the content area.
Observation hours are scheduled directly through the Principal and/or the Division Leader. The student teacher/intern will always be supervised.
If you have any questions about the required paperwork or the student teaching/internship program please contact Matt Timmerman.