Header: Student Teaching

Guidelines for Student Teacher Placement

The following information is required for the placement of student teachers in the Littleton Public Schools.

  1. All student teacher placement requests must originate with Human Resource Specialist, Thomas Horlacher by phone at (303) 347-3366, or by email to thorlacher[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us. Failure to follow LPS processes could result in rejection of a placement.

  2. Requests received from college/university MUST consist of the following before a placement can be made.

  3. Request form including the following information: 

    1. ​Name of student teacher

    2. Grade(s) and/or content area desired

    3. Requested school(s), if any

    4. Requested teacher, if any

    5. Specific dates of placement 

    6. Copy of student transcript

    7. Résumé or letter of intent

Student teachers will be placed based on the following criteria:

  1. Grades 

  2. Availability of teacher(s) in required area 

  3. Willingness of school/teacher(s) to take a student teacher  

Requests for placement are sent to the Human Resource Specialist who will work with administrators at elementary, middle and high schools. The following items reforwarded:

  1. Memo requesting placement

  2. Copy of student transcript 

  3. Résumé or letter of intent           

The Human Resource Specialist will follow-up with schools within one week if information has not been returned.

After confirmation, the following is sent to cooperating teachers: 

  1. Thank you memo 

  2. Guidelines Handbook 

  3. Confirmation paperwork (if provided by college/university) 

Once a placement is confirmed, the Human Resource Specialist will contact the student teacher. An appointment will be scheduled for the student teacher to complete paperwork for Human Resource to conduct an electronic background check. Student teachers will need to submit a $21 processing fee (cash or check only) for the background check.  

At the end of the school year, the Human Resource Specialist will ensure a maximum of one semester hour of credit may be earned for the successful supervision of a student teacher or intern in accordance with CDE regulations. One semester hours requires not less than eight weeks of full time supervision. One-half semester hour required not less than four weeks of fulltime supervision per collective bargaining agreement #

Placements other than student teacher placements:

  • Alternative Licensure Program (ALP) - forward to the Director of Human Resources

  • Observations (student who is observing a classroom only with absolutely no interaction with students) - placed directly by school principal.

  • Special Education placements - forward to the Human Resource Specialist.

  • Counseling Interns - forward to the Human Resource Specialist.