Procedures for Student Teacher Placement Requests

    Classroom Observations:  The placement of college students for the purposes of classroom observation is an agreement made between the college/university placement office, instructor or student and the building level principal.  Necessary documentation of this process includes a written request for placement specifying student’s name and the duration, dates and times of requested observation.  Since this is observation only and no students will work directly with Lindbergh students, an FBI or local background check of the college student is not necessary. 

    Student Teaching/Internships: Requests for student teaching and internship placements are made by college/university placement officials to Human Resources via fax, email, or general mail.  Request should include the following items, at the University/Student’s expense:

    • Request/Application specifying student name, requested curriculum and dates
    • Student’s Philosophy of Teaching/Education
    • Student’s Resume
    • Copy of Student’s most recent transcripts
    • Letters of Recommendation
    Please also advise if your university policy allows for student teachers to sub for their cooperating teacher.

    If suitable placement can be made, Human Resources will communicate with building level-administration to secure an appropriate cooperative teacher assignment.  The college is then notified of placement information.  Since students will be working directly with Lindbergh students, the following items are required at the university/student’s expense:

    • FBI Background Check Clearance
    • Proof of Negative T.B. Test (dated within one year of placement)

    Lindbergh Schools is committed to providing the best learning environment possible.  This environment includes the continued development of both students and staff.  We look forward to continuing our commitment of assisting in the processes that create our teachers of tomorrow.

    Placement requests or additional questions can be directed to Sarah Hamman at 314-729-2400, ext 4615 or


    Collaborative Teaching Model for Student Teaching

    In Lindbergh Schools, we value the collaborative teaching process.  Our host teachers and student teachers will work together to lead, instruct, and mentor students.  

    Our Collaborative Teaching (CST) model features:

    • Co-teaching and co-planning of curriculum and content rather than intensive weeks completed by the student teacher

    • 6 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