Students complete the placement application 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 examples below 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.
Directions for Placement Application Process
Local Placement Map (shows general locations of local placements)
Student Teaching Acknowledgment to reference
Cover Letter / Resume Workshop PPT Presentation - Fall 2022
Sample Cover Letters
Early Childhood Student Teaching Cover Letter Example
Middle Grade or Secondary Student Teaching Cover Letter Example
Early Childhood Student Teaching Resume
Middle Grade Student Teaching Resume
Secondary Student Teaching Resume