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Student Teaching

We look forward to helping you grow your skills as an educator as you student teach, intern, or observe classrooms in Salem-Keizer Public Schools.

Below you will find resources for student teachers, university placement coordinators, and cooperating teachers. 

Placement Options

Student Teacher Information

The Student Teacher Handbook includes a checklist of several items you will need to complete before joining your cooperating teacher in the classroom as well as during and at the conclusion of student teaching.

Resources for Student Teachers

Technology Learning Resources

Salem-Keizer Public Schools has several technology learning resources for district student teachers.

Please note that you will not have access to these tools until your placement is confirmed and your district email has been created.

Student Teacher Technology Learning Resources

Criminal History Check

Submit your criminal history check for Salem-Keizer Public Schools below. Your form status and placement confirmation will be updated once you are cleared. This can take 5-10 business days.

Online Criminal History Check

Student Teacher Policy Agreement

Please read the Teacher Candidate/Intern/Mentor Policy Agreement document. Print and sign the first page and follow instructions to send to Human Resources.

Student Teacher Policy Agreement

Substitute Teaching

Interested in becoming a substitute teacher? After clicking on the button below please choose one of the following appropriate postings. 

Substitute, All Levels Licensed,hold a teaching license.

Substitute, Restricted Guest Teacher, hold a Bachelors degree or higher.

Substitute, New District Substitute;see posting for qualifications.

All Job Applications and Postings

Resources for University Coordinators

Student Teacher Key Dates

March 2024
Licensed positions start posting. Student teachers should consider starting the application process for Salem-Keizer Public Schools for the 2024-25 school year.

June 16, 2024
All student teacher badges and any other Salem-Keizer district property must be returned to the Office Manager at the placement site no later than the last day of placement in the district.  This may or may not be the last day of the school year.  For example, if the final placement in the district is in March, the student teacher would turn in their badge to the Office Manager at that location on their last day of placement in March.

University Placement Request Deadlines

2023-2024 School Year

November 1, 2023
Placement requests due for Winter 2024 (approx. Jan-March/Jan-June)

February 1, 2024
Placement requests due for Spring 2024 (approx. April-June)

May 1, 2024
Placement requests due for Fall 2024 (approx. Aug/Sept-Dec)/2024-25 school year

2024-2025 School Year

November 1, 2024
Placement requests due for Winter 2025 (approx. Jan-March/Jan-June)

February 17, 2025
Placement requests due for Spring 2025 (approx. April-June)

May 1, 2024
Placement requests due for Fall 2025 (approx. Aug/Sept-Dec)/2025-26 school year


University Representative Placement Requests

Get started with directions for our placement request system as a university representative. Please only use these instructions if you are a university representative entering placement requests for an education program.