Student Teaching Program

Welcome to the Chicago Public Schools Student Teaching Program Portal

Student Teachers are an integral part of our teaching workforce. As defined by CPS, Student Teaching is the required full-time internship experience set by a university's education preparation program for students seeking an education degree and/or educator state licensure. We have partnered with more than 75 universities across the country to bring student teachers into our schools. CPS student teaching takes place during both semesters. Students enrolled in one of CPS' University Partnership programs are eligible to apply.

Please note that the Step 1 application window for the Spring 2018 term is open from Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - Friday, October 27, 2017. Registration closes on Friday, October 27,  2017 at 4:00 pm CST. Step 2 instructions will be emailed to student teaching candidates on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.  Step 2 requirements are due by Friday, November 30, 2017. Please see the Registration Guide for more details.


It is the policy of the Board to prohibit unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation on the basis of any classifications protected by the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of the State of Illinois and applicable federal, state or local laws or ordinances, including but not limited to discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex (including pregnancy discrimination), gender identity/expression, age, religion, disability, national origin or sexual orientation. Concerns or Inquiries should be made to the Equal Opportunity Compliance Office Administrator at (773) 553-1013.

Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and related regulations concerning sex discrimination also should be referred to the CPS Equal Opportunity Compliance Office (773) 553-1195.

Page Last Modified on Thursday, December 28, 2017