Diverse Student Teaching Placement

Airplane taking student teachers to a small village in Alaska.


As a teacher, you will encounter students from all walks of life. Your ability to work with a wide range of students will be key to your success as a teacher in the 21st century. In addition to your methods practicum, we encourage you to continue to experience more diversity during student teaching. You will have at least two seven-week student teaching placements.

Choose to student teach close to home; in another state; in another part of the world. Ask the field placement officer for suggestions. Also, you can suggest a school district anywhere in the United States. The field placement officer will work with you to coordinate placements that make sense for you.

Examples of Student Teaching Placements beyond Hometown Suburbia & Rural America

In recent years, our student teachers have been placed at these schools:

  • Goethe Elementary & Morgan Park High School - Chicago Public Schools - Chicago, IL
  • Jackson Elementary School - Des Moines Public Schools, Des Moines, IA
  • James H. Bilbray Elementary & Marion Earl Elementary - Clark County School District - Las Vegas, NV
  • Jefferson Middle School - Madison Metropolitan School District - Madison, WI
  • Lincoln Middle School – La Crosse School District - La Crosse, WI
  • Pine Shadows Elementary - Spring Branch Independent School District - Houston, TX
  • Singapore American School – Singapore
  • Z John Williams Memorial School - Lower Kuskokwim School District - Napaskiak, AK
  • Carine Senior High - Carine, Western Australia

[We have a partnership with the Chicago Center; with Lower Kuskokwim School District in Alaska; and with a school district in Utah.]