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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.


Student Teacher Registration Process:
If you will be student teaching 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.

Spring 2017:

Summer 2017:

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. Register to attend a student teacher orientation. There are no more orientations scheduled for this year. If you did not attend an orientation, please email Julie McLeod at julie.mcleod@mpls.k12.mn.us to receive the materials electronically.


**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.