STUDENT TEACHING AND INTERNSHIP
The student teaching and internship policy is designed to encourage the utilization
of student teachers as interns through agreements between accredited teacher
education institutions, and the district and/or the building principal. The teacher
education institution programs shall be implemented in a manner consistent with
the Cambridge-Isanti Schools educational goals.
II. GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY
a. This policy will provide that an applicant for a student teaching
opportunity in the district shall meet all requirements of the cooperating
teacher preparation institution for participation in its student teacher
b. The school district reserves the right to deny a student teaching
opportunity to an applicant who is not qualified, or for whom there is no
student teaching position available, or for whom no supervising teacher is
c. A student teaching opportunity may not be denied for an
unconstitutionally, impermissible reason.
d. During the course of the student teaching experience, a student teacher
shall be given as many teaching experiences, observation and participation
as possible, including primary responsibility for meaningful classroom
e. A student teacher shall not act as a substitute teacher in the district. This
provision shall not be construed to preclude a student teacher from
performing teaching services alone in a classroom as a part of the student
teaching experience so long as the student teacher remains under general supervision as described in section f.
f. A student teacher shall be under the direction of the Cambridge-Isanti
Schools Superintendent and a fully qualified teacher or principal.
g. Supervising teachers shall be expected to mentor, orient, direct and assess
the student teachers. The student teacher evaluation shall be submitted to
the teacher education institution by the supervising teacher. Availability
of the evaluation shall be determined by the teacher education institution.
h. A student teacher shall obey all school district and administrative policies
and directives that include refraining from conduct which could
reasonably be expected to substantially and materially disrupt or be
deleterious to the education process. A student teacher’s academic
freedom shall not be denied or abridged so long as it does not conflict with
appropriate supervision directives.
i. A student teacher may be suspended by the district immediately or after a written warning regarding the student teacher’s deficiency or conduct has been received by the student teacher and a representative of the teacher
j. A student teacher shall be deemed an employee of the school district in
which he or she is rendering services for purposes of workers
compensation, liability insurance and legal counsel.
Source: Cambridge-Isanti Schools
Legal Reference: MN Statutes 122A.69; 123B.23, 123B.25
Reviewed: 2-20-03, 09-21-17
Approved: 3-17-03, 10-12-17