Student Teaching Program

Visit our Student Teaching page for more information about our student teaching operation.

Welcome to the Chicago Public Schools Student Teaching Program Portal

As defined by CPS, student teaching is the required full-time internship experience set by an Institution of Higher Education (IHE) preparation program for students seeking an education degree and/or educator state licensure. We have partnered with over 75 IHE preparation programs across the country to bring student teachers into our schools. Students enrolled in one of CPS’ IHE partnership programs are eligible to apply.

Students who wish to student teach in the district must complete the CPS Student Teaching application one semester before their anticipated internship start date. The CPS Student Teaching application opens for two terms, fall and spring. For more information, please see the Student Teaching Registration Guide.

Please note: Step 1 application window for the Fall 2020 term is open from Tuesday, April 7, 2020 through Friday, May 29, 2020. Applications must be received by Friday, May 29, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. CST.   Step 2 instructions will be emailed to registered prospective student teachers by Friday, June 5, 2020.


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