Student Teachers and Field Placements
Preparing for Student Teaching and Social Work Placements
Student teacher applicants must complete an online application, a Medical Exam (submitted to university coordinator), fingerprinting for a criminal records check, and provide a current photo ID.
The following steps will guide you through the process:Login | Register Registration Instructions
- Complete the online application (using your student email address).
Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
Complete the Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) check. You will receive the results back from the state in your e-mail.
Please e-mail a copy of your CAN Check to JCPS.Student-Teacher@jefferson.kyschools.us. Please always include your name, title, and semester (example: Jane Doe / Student Teacher / Fall 2020) in the subject line. (example: Jane Doe / Student Teacher / Fall 2020) in the subject line.
Medical Exam (Includes TB Check)
Click here for form.
Submit completed Medical Exam to your university coordinator and to JCPS. The Medical Exam form can be delivered to JCPS via email at JCPS.Student-Teacher@jefferson.kyschools.us OR mailed/delivered to VanHoose Education Center. Be sure to write your social security number at the top of your medical form.
VanHoose Education Center
Attn: Welcome Center
3332 Newburg Rd
Louisville KY 40218
Criminal Records Check
Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports
Click on the link above to access info for registering for and completing the PBIS module. This is not required for Social Work students.
Receiving clearance to report to your school
Once the criminal records check has been received in the Human Resources department, you will receive an email notification. The principal of your assigned location will also receive an email notification letting them know you (the student teacher) have been officially cleared. If you have further questions please submit a message to JCPS.Student-Teacher@jefferson.kyschools.us. Please always include your name, title, and semester (example: Jane Doe / Student Teacher / Fall 2020) in the subject line.
Individual schools will let you know their process for signing in and/or wearing an identification badge. Some procedures might include:
- Signing a "Student Teacher Log-In" daily
- Wearing an official JCPS badge, provided by your assigned school
- Wearing a local school badge during your placement
You must have completed these six steps before reporting to your school!!!
Check out the following links for useful instructional tools, classroom resources, and ideas.
Preparing For Interviews (This link might help you in preparing for the upcoming Teacher Candidate Interview Day)