The Board of Education endorses participation in undergraduate student teaching programs with colleges and universities for the purpose of training competent future teachers. Student teachers will be accepted on a limited basis and placed according to availability of competent cooperating teachers.
The Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to approve all prospective student teachers. Decisions to place a student teacher will be determined by the following:
- Submission of a regular teacher application including copies of transcripts and references.
- A screening and interview by the building Principal.
- Recommendation by the building Principal to the Superintendent of Schools on accepting student teachers with the named cooperating teacher. (Normally no more than one student teacher will be assigned to a cooperating teacher in any given school year.)
- The Superintendent of Schools may interview prospective student teachers and will make the final decision on acceptance of each student teacher.
- The successful fulfillment of a criminal background check.
It is the responsibility of the Superintendent of Schools to notify the college or university of acceptance of student teacher(s).
Teachers who cooperate in training student teachers must be:
- Successful teachers with good to outstanding evaluations;
- Recommended by the Principal or Core Coordinator;
- Participating on a voluntary basis.
Additionally, teachers who cooperate in training student teachers will be responsible for lesson planning and delivery of the curriculum.
(cf. 4112.5 – Security Check/Fingerprinting)
Legal Reference: Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10-221d Criminal history records checks of school personnel. Fingerprinting. Termination
or dismissed. (as amended by PA 01-173, PA 04-181 and June 19 Special Session, Public Act No. 09-1)
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 29-17a Criminal history checks. Procedure. Fees.
Litchfield Board of Education
Policy Adopted: May 11, 1965
Policy Revised: September 27, 1983
Policy Reviewed: October 1, 1998
Policy Revised: October 19, 2011