Student Teaching and Observing

Request to Student Teach or Intern

Prospective candidates for all future student teaching positions or internships must submit a letter of request from their university, a transcript and a personal data sheet or resume to District 54. The application and supporting documentation should be emailed or mailed to:

Kathy King
Schaumburg School District 54
524 E. Schaumburg Road
Schaumburg, IL 60194
[email protected]

Procedures for Placement

  • Each applicant’s qualifications and requirements are examined. Student teachers and interns are placed according to the number of cooperating teachers available in requested content areas. Placements are limited.
  • Applicants will then be sent a link to our online student teaching application.  The results of that will help find the most appropriate setting for their student teaching experience.
  • After a placement is made, a confirmation letter will be sent to the university that includes the cooperating teacher contact information for the student.

Request to Observe

To begin the observation process in our district, you must complete the District 54 Observation Request Form. We handle observation requests on a first-come, first-served basis. Once we receive your request, we will look for a teacher that matches your needs. If one is available, we will provide you with the name of the teacher and their contact information so you can directly arrange mutually convenient hours with the teacher.