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Student Teaching

Student Teaching, Internships, and Field Experiences

Livonia Public Schools offers student teaching, internships, and field experiences in all of our schools and programs.  Between preschool, lower elementary, upper elementary, middle school, high school, post secondary, multi-age special education programs, and magnet schools, we are sure we will find the right placement so you can learn and grow.  

Student Teachers, Interns, or Field Experience Students must submit the following in its entirety:

  • Completed Student Teacher or observation application
  • Current transcripts with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Written reference from University supervisor, advisor, or supervising teacher
  • Fingerprints or appropriate background check


Assignments are based on availability of qualified staff in the requested area.  Requests for specific schools or staff may not be granted.  Applicants will be notified of their placement by the Human Resources Department of Livonia Public Schools.

Important Dates 

Student Teaching/Internships/Clinical Experience

Fall Placement Application Window: March 1 - May 1

Winter Placement Application Window: August 1 - November 30

Field Experience or Observations

Fall Placement Window: September 1 - November 15

Winter Placement Application Window: January 1 - March 1

Cooperating Teachers

If you are interested in working with a student teacher for the upcoming school year please fill out the cooperating teacher form and have your principal sign and approve your request.  Cooperating teachers must be fully certificated and tenured.   Only one student teacher placement is advised per school year but exceptions can be made. 

If a College or University contacts you regarding a student teacher placement please forward the request to our office.  Student teachers who have not been approved by the Human Resources office will not be considered for placement and the College or University will be contacted. 

A memo/email with the potential student teacher application will be sent to your principal for approval.  Once the application has been received the principal and cooperating teacher will review the application and schedule an interview with the potential student teacher.  Once a decision of acceptance has been made, please contact our office.