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School Districts to Consider

If you do not know where to request student teaching placement, please consider the following options. Remember, you may not student teach in a school where you have a relative working or attending.  You can also explore the Colorado Department of Education website for information on all Colorado Schools.

Candidates with a declared ESL endorsement must student teach in a school with some ESL student population.

Candidates who have declared both and ESL and a Bi-Lingual/Bi-Cultural endorsement, must student teach in a classroom with some ESL students.

  • NO Contact Districts

    NO Contact Districts:

    Please do not contact any of the schools or school personnel in the following districts per their policy:

    • Greeley School District 6
    • Adams 12
    • Thompson Valley School District
    • District 27J
    • Littleton Public Schools
    • Poudre School District
    • Academy School District 20

    Be sure to note if the district you want to student teach in has additional application requirements and deadlines:

    • Research CDE website to learn about any district in the State

    UNC regularly works with the following districts:

    Adams School District 12 has special instructions. Click here for details.

    Academy School District 20 requires you to submit a special application and complete an additional fingerprint background check at your expense. Download Instructions and requirements.

    Academy for Advanced and Creative Learning, Colorado Springs (Co Spgs Dist. 11)

    Aurora Public Schools require you to submit a special application. Please follow these instructions.

    Cherry Creek Schools requires you to submit a special application. In addition you should contact school principals to let them know you have applied to student teach in their school. Spring 2019 Student Teaching Process & Deadlines.

    Clayton Partnership School, in Thornton Colorado is designed to mentor teachers.  Please consider student teaching at Clayton or one of the 15 small schools in our District, Mapleton Public Schools.

    Denver Public Schools require a special application

    District 27J (Brighton/Northern Colorado) district offers extensive student teacher support. Please complete this application to authorize a background check.  District 27J will cover the cost.

    Douglas County School District requires an additional application. Instructions and background check information. 

    East Central BOCES districts - The districts in East Central BOCES are looking for student teachers interested in continuing employment upon completion of student teaching. Compensation incentives may be offered to candidates (independent of UNC) who make a commitment to remain in the district as teachers. Interview will be required. Click here to see specific positions available for fall 2016 student teaching.

    Flagstaff Academy, Longmont- Requires a special application and interview:

    Foundations Academy Charter School- Brighton, CO.  K8 placements for elementary, secondary and Art, Music, PE.

    Fountain/Ft. Carson School District - Please use Employment LINK and follow these directions.

    Global Village Academy K-8 Charter School Invites UNC Student teachers

    Greeley-Evans District 6 requires you to submit an on-line application directly to the District. When you reach Position Desired page, scroll down and select “Student Teacher”. The application includes Teacher Insight assessments, which takes a few minutes to complete.

    Harrison School District 2 requires an additional application.

    Jefferson County School District asks you to please contact schools and speak to principals about your interest.

    Littleton School District. Please DO NOT contact schools or principals prior to placement approval. Teacher Candidates must email a copy of their unofficial transcript to the HR Secretary, Lorie Fix, lfix@lps.k12.co.us.

    Poudre School District requires you to submit an additional application. Spring 2018 student teaching application open February 1, 2017. An additional fingerprint background check is also required and must be completed before you begin your placement.

    Pueblo School District 60 requires you to submit a special application.

    St. Vrain School District requires you to submit an additional application.

    Summit County District requires you to submit a special application and Confidentiality Form.

    Thompson School District (Loveland) requires an additional application. DO NOT contact schools prior to confirmed placement.

    Westminster Public Schools requires a Volunteer Form and background check.

    Widefield School District requires you to submit a Student Teaching Request Form. See instructions here.

    Wiggins 50 School District, located 45 miles east of Greeley.

    The Classical Academy, Colorado Springs

    Student teaching abroad

    Out of State placements need to be researched by you! Contact the Human Resources Department of the district you are interested in to find out their process.

    Cheyenne Wyoming – Laramie Dist. 1 To student teach in Cheyenne schools you must submit this application packet in full before being considered for placement. You will need to show proof of having applied for a Wyoming substitute license when submitting the packet and then provide the actual license prior to beginning student teaching.

    Farmington New Mexico School District seeks UNC student teachers. Farmington is located 30 minutes south of the Cortez, Colorado area.  If you are interested in placement in this out of state district, the work has already been done for you. Contact Lynette Kerrigan for more details.

If you are a district administrator and would like to host UNC's teacher candidates for student teaching, please e-mail to Lynette Kerrigan, STE Placement Officer. We will post your information on this page and refer our students to it when they consider placement requests.