Student Teaching at P-CCS

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STUDENT TEACHING WITH P-CCS

Plymouth-Canton Community Schools is the ideal place for you to begin your career in education! We offer a variety of diverse options for potential student teachers with our 14 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, 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 of student teaching with P-CCS. For specific questions and information, please contact Bonnie Donaldson in the P-CCS Teaching and Learning Department at bonnie.donaldson@pccsk12.com.

 

Placement Procedures for Student Teacher / Observation / Field Experience
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools is dedicated to contributing excellence to future educators. Our goal is to assure that the best possible candidates enter our district as student teachers, thus preventing any compromise of the quality and safety of our schools.

Placements will be approved based on the following criteria: availability of qualified staff/teacher(s) in requested areas, willingness of staff to take a student, and outcome of student interview between principal, student, and perspective mentor. Specific school or staff members’ request is 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 Teaching and Learning Department. Applicant will receive written notice of approval and assignment from the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Department. Written notice will also be sent to those who are denied placement.

Pre-student teaching/field experiences/observations are under the supervision of an experienced teacher. Consequently, practicum students observe classroom activities, assist the teacher with day-to-day classroom management tasks, interact one-to-one with students and instruct small groups. Some students use the practicum to determine the appropriateness of teaching as a career.

To be considered for Field Experience or observations, you must submit the following:
• 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.
Field experiences/observations are not approved during September and June.
*APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT THESE DOCUMENTS IN THEIR ENTIRETY; SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS WITHOUT ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTS WILL BE DISCARDED WITHOUT NOTICE*


Student teaching/Interns/Clinical experience placement in one of our schools, you must submit the following:

• Plymouth-Canton Community Schools University Student Application
• Written letter from applicant’s advisor stating applicant’s requirements have been met
• Current official transcript, indicating a GPA of 3.0 or higher
• Letter from pre-student teacher mentor and building principal where pre-student teaching had occurred.
• 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*

Administrative field experience placement in one of our schools, you must submit the following:
• Plymouth-Canton Community Schools University Student Application
• Written letter from applicant’s advisor stating applicant’s requirements have been met
• Current official 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 *

 

DEADLINES FOR ALL POTENTIAL PLACEMENTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

For Field Experience or Observations:
  • Fall Term application window is September 1 to September 30
  • Winter Term application window is January 1 to January 30
  • Spring Term applications are not accepted.

For Student Teaching/Interns/Clinical Experience as well as Administrative Field Experience
  • Fall Term application window is March 1 to June 30
  • Winter Term application window is August 1 to November 30
  • Spring Term applications are not accepted.

 

Completed applications and supporting documents are to be emailed to bonnie.donaldson@pccsk12.com
If your application has been accepted you will receive an email notification.