Student Teaching & Internship Opportunities

Student Teaching

  • Qualifications to Student Teach in the North Kansas City School District

    • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above
    • Grades in the core areas or area of certification/specialty at a B or above
    • Security clearance through State Highway Patrol or FBI
    • Behavior during the student teaching experience that aligns with staff expectations as outlined in the NKC Schools Board of Education policies.
    • Participation in the Co-Teach model for student teaching is required.


    Student Teaching Application Process

    Applicants must submit a completed application by the applicable deadline and a formal placement requestfrom the sponsoring college/university by the applicable deadline.  

    • Fall session deadline:  April 15
    • Spring session deadline:  October 15
    • Summer session deadline: April 15

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  • Requests to student teach in the district are only accepted from a sponsoring university/college. Student teachers are asked not to contact individual teachers or building administrators to obtain information for a student teaching placement.

    For more information about NKC Schools or the student teaching placement process, contact (816) 321-5847.

Internship Opportunities

  • Interns develop their skills in all areas of competence through general experience and individualized growth plans that they develop in consultation with their supervisor. 

    • All paid internship opportunities will be posted on our Career Opportunities page. 
    • For non-paid internships, please work through your university/college.


    School Psychology Internship

    North Kansas City Schools offers an internship in School Psychology for students in doctoral programs. The Kansas City School Psychology Internship (KCSPI) provides a broad range of training experiences across educational settings, including summer rotations in clinical settings. Our interns gain specialized experience in assessment, intervention, and MTSS. The KCSPI is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC).  Applications are accepted through the APPIC match program. For more information, please review our materials or contact

    >> School Psychology Internship Brochure

    >> School Psychology Intern Handbook

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