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Student Teaching Application and Resources

Students complete the student teaching 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.

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 Student Teaching Application Process

Student Teaching Application

Student Teaching Acknowledgment to reference

Student Teaching Application FAQs


Cover Letter and Resume Workshop


Cover Letter / Resume Workshop PPT Presentation - Fall 2021

Cover Letter / Resume Workshop Zoom Recording - Fall 2021



Sample Cover Letters

Early Childhood Student Teaching Cover Letter Example

Middle Grade or Secondary Student Teaching Cover Letter Example


Sample Resumes

Early Childhood Student Teaching Resume

Middle Grade Student Teaching Resume 

Secondary Student Teaching Resume