Schools recognizes the important role of the student teaching experience in the
education and professional development of future teachers. The school
system values its partnership with regionally accredited colleges and
universities in the education and development of future teachers and welcomes
the opportunity to host student teaching placements for promising
candidates. Transylvania County Schools has established the following
procedures governing student teaching placements to ensure that the best
interests of the candidate, the university, and the school system are addressed
in an efficient and effective manner. Student teachers completing pre-service
teaching experiences in schools within our school system remain under the
supervision of the supervising college or university and at no time are
considered employees or agents of the Transylvania County Board of
- The student teaching candidate should complete and
submit an online application for student teaching placement by visiting
our application portal at http://www.applitrack.com/tcsnc/onlineapp/.
Choose "Student Teaching" from the list of available
opportunities and then click "Apply" to begin the application
process. All placement candidates are required to submit a
completed College/University Authorization for Placement Form as part of the online application.
- Upon receipt of the application for student teaching
placement, the Director of Human Resources will seek to find an
appropriate student teaching placement for the candidate. All
placement considerations will balance the best interests of the candidate,
the university, and the school district. Final placement
decisions will be made in consultation with the prospective
cooperating teacher and the principal at the host school. Interviews
may be required when multiple candidates apply for placements with limited
- Upon successful placement, the Director of Human
Resources will provide confirmation and placement details to the student
teaching candidate, his or her university supervisor, the cooperating
teacher, and the principal.
- Upon notification of a successful placement, the
student teaching candidate and his or her university supervisor should
contact the cooperating teacher directly to make appropriate arrangements
regarding the candidate's student teaching experience.
- Transylvania County Schools reserves the right to
decline requests for student teaching placements and to terminate student
teaching experiences if such actions are appropriate to the best interests
of its students.