Field Experience Program 

Visit our Student Teaching page for more information about our field experience operation.

Welcome to the Chicago Public Schools Field Experience Program Portal

Field Experience refers to students completing observations, pre-clinical hours, practicum experiences and pre-student teaching hours. Field Experience is NOT student teaching. Once you have reviewed the CPS Field Experience Registration Guide, please proceed to the CPS Field Experience Registration Form to begin your clearance process. Once you submit an application, please use the CPS Field Experience Fingerprinting Form to complete the next step of the registration process. For more information, please email

Field experience candidates must be fingerprinted using the CPS Field Experience Background Check form at any Accurate Biometrics location. CPS will only accept background results from Accurate Biometrics.

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, April 09, 2020