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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

    Please do not contact any of the schools or school personnel in the following districts for student teaching placement, per their policy:

      • Academy School District 20
      • Adams 12
      • Cherry Creek Schools
      • District 27J
      • Greeley School District 6
      • Jefferson County Schools
      • Littleton Public Schools
      • Poudre School District
      • Thompson Valley School District
      • Weld RE-4 (Severance/Windsor/West Greeley)

    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. Download Instructions.  If you have additional questions you may reach out to their HR department (K-5 placements: Kelly Farmer; 6-12 placements: Holly Meacham)

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

    American Academy is a K-8 charter school in the Douglas County School District seeking practicum and student teaching candidates. No additional application needed – please read about them here.

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

    Canon City School District requires you to complete a district application

    Cherry Creek Schools requires you to submit a special application process. Please contact Cheryl Sparks for the University document you need to upload to your application.

    The Classical Academy, Colorado Springs

    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 only after placement is confirmed. You will be notified by DPS with instructions after placement is made.

    District 27J (Brighton/Northern Colorado) offers extensive student teacher support. Please complete this application to request placement

    Douglas County School District requires an application.  Please go to their website, click on University Students and follow the instructions.

    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.

    Flagstaff Academy, Longmont- Requires a special application and interview. Click here more information.

    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.

    Genoa-Hugo School District - Located in Eastern Colorado.  They offer a low student to teacher ratio.  More information here.

    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 “Substitute (guest teacher)”. The application includes Teacher Insight assessments, which takes a few minutes to complete.

    Harrison School District 2 in Colorado Springs requires an additional application.

    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, Tricia Earp, tearp@lps.k12.co.us.

    Peak to Peak Charter School, Boulder requires an additional application.

    Poudre School District requires you to submit an additional application

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

    STEM School Highlands Ranch supports teacher candidates for full-year field experiences. The school partners with UNC to host candidates for fall practicum experiences followed by full time student teaching in the spring semester. An additional application is required. Once on the site, click on the STEM Residency Program.

    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.

    Weld RE-4 (Severance/Windsor/West Greeley) is located northeast of Greeley.  Students needing placement will go through the university placement office.  You may contact Laura Bulzomi for more information.

    Widefield School District requires you to submit a special application.

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

    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 Cheryl Sparks for more details.

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

Student Teaching Abroad

Due to the pandemic, Student Teaching out of country is suspended at this time.