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Welcome to the Chicago Public Schools Student Teaching Program!
The CPS Student Teaching Program is designed to attract outstanding
pre-service teachers by offering a unique urban teaching experience,
support, and guidance through the final phases of the traditional teacher
certification program. We are excited you are interested in student
teaching with our innovative and progressive urban school district!

Attention University Representatives and Student

In order for students to complete student teaching
or internships with CPS, we must have a formal
partnership with your college or university. For
partnership information and inquiries, please
contact the Student Teacher Program at

Fall 2014 Semester Student Teacher
Registration is now CLOSED

(Student Teaching August - December 2014)

Spring 2015 Semester
Registration Window:
October 1 December 31

(Student Teaching January -
June 2015)
Please visit our How to Apply tab for
registration details or download our
Student Teacher Registration Guide
for step-by-step instructions on CPS
Student Teacher Registration

Student Teacher Registration Link

Attention Field Experience Candidates
(Pre-Clinical Students, Observers, Practicum Students)

For students wishing to complete field experience within the CPS,
please download the Field Experience Registration Guide for clearance procedures. Field Experience is NOT student teaching.
Field Experience refers to students completing observations, pre-clinical hours, practicum experiences and pre-student teaching hours.
Registration for CPS Field Experience is year-round. Once you have reviewed the registration guide, please proceed to the Field Experience Registration Page to begin your clearance process.Once you submit an application, please use the CPS Field Experience Fingerprinting Form to complete step two of the registration process. For more information, please email

Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated thereunder concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

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