Student Teacher Placement

  • Classroom Observations

    The placement of a college student for the purpose of classroom observation is an agreement made between the university placement office, instructor or student, and the school principal. Required documentation for classroom observation includes a written request for placement specifying the college student’s name, as well as the duration, dates and times of the requested observation. The college student will not work directly with Lindbergh students, so a background check is not necessary.

    Student Teaching and Internships

    Requests for student teaching and internship placement should be made by a university placement official. Requests should include the following items, at the university or student’s expense:

    • Application specifying the student's name, requested curriculum and dates
    • Student’s philosophy of teaching and education
    • Student’s resume
    • Student’s most recent transcripts
    • Letters of recommendation

    Please advise if your university policy allows for a student teacher to serve as a substitute teacher.

    If a suitable placement can be made, Human Resources will communicate with the school principal to secure an appropriate cooperative teacher assignment. The university will receive notification of placement information. Because the college student will be working directly with Lindbergh students, the following items are required at the university or student’s expense:

    • FBI background check clearance
    • Proof of negative TB test (dated within one year of placement)

    Lindbergh Schools is committed to providing the best learning environment possible, and we look forward to helping develop the teachers of tomorrow.

    Please contact Sarah Hamman at 314-729-2400, ext. 4615 or for more information regarding classroom observations, student teaching and internships.

Collaborative Student Teaching

  • Lindbergh Schools values the collaborative teaching process. Our host teachers and student teachers work together to lead, instruct and mentor students. Our collaborative student teaching model includes:

    • Co-teaching and co-planning of curriculum and content

    • Six collaborative teaching approaches to be utilized throughout the placement
      • One teach, one observe
      • One teach, one assist
      • Station teaching
      • Alternative teaching
      • Parallel teaching
      • Team teaching
    • A half day of training and planning for student teachers and their host teachers