Student teacher internship information
Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) is committed to working with our academic institutional partners to optimize the educational experiences of students who are training to become professional educators, administrators or student support services staff.
Internships, practicums and student teaching assignments are temporary arrangements and may end at any time at the sole administrative discretion of ACPS.
Formal Request for Teacher Internship
ACPS requires a formal request from the college/university's placement coordinator. The coordinator shall submit the formal request on behalf of the student.
Supervising an intern is voluntary; therefore, we cannot guarantee a placement. Please allow us time to find your assignment of a suitable field supervisor. If and when an ACPS staff member agrees to supervise the fieldwork and meets the university's criteria, all parties will be notified with a confirmation email by the appropriate department lead. Please advise students not to arrange their own placements.
- Fall semester: Submit requests beginning on April 1 with a cut-off date of June 1.*
- Spring semester: Submit requests beginning on Nov. 1 with a cut-off date of Jan. 31.*
*First consideration for the placement of student teachers and practicum students/interns shall be given to students whose formal request is received by the due date. Late applications or requests will be considered case-by-case.