Student Teaching at P-CCS

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STUDENT TEACHING, INTERNSHIP,  OR FIELD EXPERIENCE

Plymouth-Canton Community Schools (P-CCS) is the ideal place for you to begin your career in education! We offer a variety of diverse options for potential student teachers and interns with our 14 elementary schools, five middle schools, an alternative high school and the unique "three high schools in one park" at the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park (P-CEP, which is Canton, Plymouth, and Salem High Schools).

Below are links to essential documents to begin the process with P-CCS. For specific questions and information, please contact Cathy Papich, Executive Secretary, in the Human Resources Department at cathy.papich@pccsk12.com.

 

Placement Procedures for Student Teacher or Intern

Plymouth-Canton Community Schools is dedicated to contributing to the education and training of future teachers. Our goal is to assure that the best possible candidates enter our district as student teachers and interns.

Placements will be approved based on the following criteria:

  1. Availability of qualified staff/teacher(s) in requested areas;

  2. Willingness of staff to take a student;

  3. Outcome of student interview between administrator student, and perspective mentor.

Specific school or staff member requests are not accepted. Plymouth-Canton Community Schools reserves the right to deny placement without cause. Failure to follow this process could result in rejection of a placement.

All applicants shall undergo an in-district interview with appropriate school district staff. The interview shall be conducted prior to a final agreement from the school district to accept the student teacher/intern applicant. Final approval rests with the Department of Human Resources. Applicant will receive written notice of approval and assignment from the Dr. Liz Vartanian-Gibbs, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.  Written notice will also be sent to those who don’t receive a placement.

Student Teacher or Intern

• Plymouth-Canton Community Schools University Student Application
• Written letter from applicant’s advisor stating applicant’s requirements have been met
• Current transcript, indicating a GPA of 3.0 or higher
• Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Criminal History form completed. This form must actually be signed, electronic signatures are not accepted.

*Applications will not be accepted without these documents in their entirety; submission of applications without accompanying documents will be discarded without notice.*

Pre-Student Teaching, Observation, Coursework, or Administrative Field Experience

Pre-student teaching/field experiences/observations are under the supervision of an experienced teacher. The college student observes classroom activities assists the teacher with day-to-day classroom management tasks, interacts one-to-one with students in the classrooms and instruct small groups.

• Plymouth-Canton Community Schools University Student Application
• Letter from the university attesting that the student is enrolled in their class
• Written explanation of program expectations, including anticipated time required
• Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Criminal History form completed. This form must actually be signed, electronic signatures are not accepted.

*Applications will not be accepted without these documents in their entirety.

Important dates and deadlines are as follows:

For Field Experience or Observations:

  • Fall Term application window is September 1 to November 15  

  • Winter Term application window is January 1 to March 1

For Student Teaching/Interns/Clinical Experience as well as Administrative Field Experience

  • Fall Term application window is March 1 to May 1

  • Winter Term application window is August 1 to November 30

 

Completed applications and supporting documents are to be emailed to cathy.papich@pccsk12.com

If your application has been accepted you will receive an email notification.


 

 

 

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