The Board endorses participation in undergraduate student teaching programs with colleges and universities for the purpose of training competent future teachers. The Superintendent is encouraged to cooperate with teacher preparatory institutions in placement of student teachers within the school system. In accepting and placing student teachers, the Superintendent shall consider local school needs including qualifications and interests of available cooperating teachers. Student teachers will be accepted on a limited basis and placed according to availability of competent cooperating teachers.

The Board authorizes the Superintendent to approve all prospective student teachers. A criminal background check will be completed.