Students complete the student teaching application through the Council on Teacher Education (CoTE) student portal prior to starting Year I of the Professional Education sequence. Students are then required to submit a student teaching cover letter and resume to School and Community Experiences during the fall of Year I, after attending a cover letter and resume building workshop. These materials are then used to secure a full-time student teaching placement for the student teaching semester in the spring of Year II. Please use the following examples to guide your creation of your student teaching cover letter and resume.
Students have the option of student teaching in several areas across the state of Illinois. We will pursue student teaching placements on behalf of students interested in student teaching within the Chicago Public Schools, suburban Chicago schools, and locally in the Champaign-Urbana area.
If you are interested in a suburban Chicago placement, please see the map to determine which area to select on your application for a student teaching preference: Northern Student Teaching Map