MPS requires that college/university placement coordinators communicate directly with school principals to determine placements for all students. Individual students cannot contact principals or teachers on their own.
Once your placement has been secured by your placement coordinator, you must complete the following steps before beginning your placement. The registration form and background check must be completed at least 2 weeks prior to your start date.
Pre-Student Teacher Registration Process:
If you will be completing a pre-student teaching experience in the 2016-17 school year, please use the forms and process listed below.
1. Online Registration Form. Review these instructions before you begin your registration.
2. Criminal Background Check- Once your registration has been submitted and reviewed, you will receive a separate email with instructions to complete our criminal background check online. You should expect to receive the background check email 1-2 days after submitting your registration. There is a $7 processing fee for each background check. You can pay by check or money order to the Minneapolis Public Schools. Mail your payment to Julie McLeod, Human Resources, Minneapolis Public Schools, 1250 West Broadway Ave, Mpls, MN 55411.
Frequently asked questions regarding criminal background checks
3. Complete online orientation (takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete).
**If you are a current MPS employee you are not required to complete a new criminal background check or orientation, but you must still complete the online registration form.
MPS Pre-Student Teacher Guidelines
Instructions for Completing Pre-Student Teacher Registration Form
Criminal Background Check FAQ
Guidelines Regarding Research/Evaluation for College/Graduate Students