Student Teaching and Internships

Student Teaching and Internships in PWCS

Illustrations of People

Why intern in PWCS?

  • Each student teacher or intern is placed with a master educator recommended by program, content, and school leaders.
  • Cooperating teachers are provided the opportunity to complete division-based training in instructional coaching.
  • Student teachers are invited to participate in professional learning, including Educator Support Sessions, providing the opportunity to engage with beginning educators and teacher leaders and the Student Teaching/Internship Conference with leaders from the Human Resources Department and representatives from the Professional Learning Department.
  • PWCS hires hundreds of educators annually to keep pace with our growing school division.

Requirements for Practicum Students, Interns, and Student Teachers

Teaching/Counseling/Other Internships

No later than July 1 (for fall placement) or November 1 (for spring placement), students interested in completing a practicum or internship with PWCS must:

  1. Request your University Supervisor complete an online placement request form on your behalf.
  2. Complete a PWCS Substitute/Temporary online application. Upload a current resume, unofficial transcripts and a reference (this could be from your cooperating teacher or University Supervisor).
  3. Obtain a negative Tuberculosis (TB) test result (PDF) dated within the last 12 months at a medical facility of your choosing.
  4. Read, print, and complete the acknowledgement form for Regulation 511-10 (Attachment II). Submit to the school of assignment's office the first day you report. If you are placed in multiple schools, you should submit a form to each school.

If you are a current employee, including substitute, and you have already completed this process within the last 6 months, you do not need to do so again at this time.

Cooperating Teachers

Cooperating teachers are invited to complete the OPD 824: PWCS Mentor Institute or OPD 875: Cognitive Coaching SM professional learning courses.

Questions Regarding Student Teaching or Internship?

Contact the Office of Recruitment and Specialty Programs at

Spring 2024 Student Teacher, Practicum and Field Placement Request Form
This form should be used for all Student Teaching, Practicum and all Field Placements. This form should also be utilized for OT and PT placements as well.)

Spring 2024 Counseling Practicum/Internship Placement Request Form
(This form should be used for counseling internship requests expected to last more than 40 hours.)

Student Teaching and Internship Regulation