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

Applying for Student Teaching

Directions for the Student Teaching Application Process

Sample Cover Letters

Early Childhood Student Teaching Cover Letter Example

Elementary Student Teaching Cover Letter Example

Middle Grade or Secondary Student Teaching Cover Letter Example

Sample Resumes

Early Childhood Student Teaching Resume

Elementary Student Teaching Resume

Middle Grade Student Teaching Resume 

Secondary Student Teaching Resume