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All practicum, student teacher, and/or intern applicants must be enrolled in a Virginia Department of Education approved college/university education program, with field supervisors provided by their College/University.  The College/University must also have a current contact and Memorandum of Understanding on file with the Roanoke City Public School District. All arrangements to accept student teachers are made through Human Resources in conjunction with the College and university placement offices.  This includes all observations, practicum, intern, and student teaching requests.  Please see description of placement options below:

Classroom observation/Student Teaching/Internships/Practicum

Requests for observations, student teaching, practicum, and internship placements are made by college/university placement officials to the Director of Recruitment & Retention via email ( 

If suitable placements can be made, the Director of Recruitment and Retention will communicate with building level-administration to secure an appropriate cooperative teacher assignment.  The college is then notified of placement information.  Since interns will be working directly with Roanoke City students, the following items are required at the intern’s expense:

  • Background Check Clearance
  • CPS check
  • Drug Screen
  • Orientation completed by RCPS Human Resources
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