Office of Partnerships and Placements​

What We Do

The Office of Partnerships and Placements is responsible for coordinating, monitoring, supporting, and assessing student teaching placements in districts across the state.

Contact Information
Administrative Office

Director: Celeste Comeau-Mullane

Coordinator: Kathleen Johnson

The Office of Partnerships and Placements (OPP) works collaboratively with undergraduate and graduate programs, cooperating teachers, college supervisors, student teachers, and school districts to coordinate the student teaching experience for approximately 200 teacher candidates per year.

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OPP also manages the administrative aspects of student teaching placements, including general communications, assessment timelines, policies and procedures, placement logistics, collaborations, and conflict resolution. In addition to the student teaching experience, the office supports practicum and internship placements through its online practicum placement request system and by providing mechanisms to secure internship placements for candidates enrolled in graduate teacher preparation programs.


Attention Students Planning To Student Teach in Spring 2023 and Fall 2023!

Preparing to Student Teaching Application
  • Preparing to Student Teach Spring 2023 - Applications are due by September 30, 2022 
  • Preparing to Student Teach Fall 2023 - Applications are due by March 1, 2023  
  • Contact the Office of Partnerships and Placements ( to request a preparing to student teach application 
Readiness for Student Teaching / Internship (RSTI) Portfolio for Spring 2023 Student Teachers 
  • Submit required passing Praxis Scores and updated BCI to the RSTI on Chalk & Wire by October 14th  
  • Submit all remaining student teaching requirements to the RSTI on Chalk & Wire by Dec 30th 
  • RSTI Portfolio materials on Chalk and Wire - Directions for submitting your Readiness for Student Teaching or Internship Portfolio materials on Chalk and Wire.