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Student Teachers

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:

1. Follow the registration links below- please note that registration is different for spring 2017 placements than for fall 2018 placements. 

Spring 2017:

Fall 2018

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 within one week of 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 Student Teachers, 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. Please use this registration form. The next student teacher orientations will be held on Wednesday, February 7 (4:00PM-6:00PM) and Wednesday, February 21 (4:00PM-6:00PM). If you have questions before then, please email .


**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.