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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.

If you are interested in Student Teaching in Minneapolis Public Schools:
Please fill out the following short questionnaire to provide us with information about your placement preferences: Please access the survey here


Student Teacher Registration Process:

If you will be student teaching in the 2017-18 school year, please use the forms and process listed below.

1. Online Registration Form. Review these instructions before you begin your registration.

Fall 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 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. The next student teacher orientations will be held in January 2018. If you have questions before then, please email studentteaching@mpls.k12.mn.us .


**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.