Student Teaching & Internship Opportunities
Start your career in North Kansas City Schools. Become a relentless champion for all students.
Our supportive student teaching programs have a rich history of developing professional educators who make a difference for students. When you join NKC Schools, you will have access to a wealth of resources and learning opportunities – and the opportunity to work with the best kids around.
Grow as a teacher, a leader, and a difference-maker in our schools.
North Kansas City Schools is a place where you can follow your passions. Our educators are experts in their craft and experts in the classroom. As a student teacher, you will be paired with an experienced mentor teacher to guide you through the process and support your journey.
We care deeply about building an environment where you can grow. NKC Schools student teachers are provided extensive support from a team of mentors, coaches, administrators and leaders.
Qualifications to Student Teach in North Kansas City Schools
- 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 NKC Schools' Board of Education policies
- Participation in the co-teach model for student teaching
- Completed application and a formal placement request from the sponsoring college/university
Spring 2023 applications are open.
Ready to take your next step?
Candidates must submit a completed application and a formal placement request from the sponsoring college/university.
North Kansas City Schools welcomes applications for the spring semester. Apply online for spring 2023 here.
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) 321-6580.
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 school, university or college.
School Psychology Internship
North Kansas City Schools offers internships in School Psychology for students in doctoral or educational specialist programs. For doctoral students, 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 Ed.S. students, openings will be listed on the district Careers page when they become available. For more information, please review our materials or contact Dr. Pam August.