Department of Defense Education Activity

Student Teaching

***Applications for Spring 2023 are now closed. Applications for Fall 2023 will be accepted starting March 20, 2023. If you have questions, please contact your College/University Representative or email ***

The DoDEA Student Teaching Program is designed to provide domestic and overseas student teaching, internship, practicum, and observation opportunities to students enrolled full-time in approved state teacher certification/licensure or counselor programs at regionally accredited U.S. colleges and universities. The student teaching experience with DoDEA, permits students to fulfill their student teaching requirements in an intercultural setting while they are developing essential professional skills.  

There are two (2) Student Teaching Placement Sessions; Spring and Fall, which will correspond to the DoDEA School Year.

  • Fall Placement (to start as early as the first day of school in August – can end no later than the beginning of Winter Break in December) Deadline to apply is 30 April. 
  • Spring Placement (to start no earlier than the date the schools return from Winter Break in December – to end no later than the Last Day of School in June), Deadline to apply is 30 September.

NOTE:  There are NO summer school student teaching opportunities.

How to Apply:  Confirm your college or university has an active Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with DoDEA via the link below. If no active MOA, ask your college or university representative to request an MOA with DoDEA.

If there is an active MOA with DoDEA, students should submit their complete student teaching application to their college/university representative. Student teachers must apply for student teaching through their University Representative. The University Representative must submit the application packet to DoDEA HQ via e-mail to the following address:

The application package consists of the following:

  1. Student Teaching Application
  2. Volunteer Agreement Form (DD 2793)
  3. Basic Criminal History and Statement of Admission Form (DD 2981)
  4. Contractor Personnel and Visitor Certification of Vaccination (DD 3150)
  5. Criminal History Background Check for Individuals in Childcare Services Positions Release/Consent Statement
  6. DA 5018R (ADAPCP Client's Consent Statement for Release of Treatment Information) Please Note: Section A - Only fill in the blanks, do not modify any of the pre-populated information. Section B - Sign and Date, anyone over the age of 18 years old can sign as a "Witness". – New Requirement as of Jan 2023

The six documents above are included in the Student Teacher Program Application Adobe portfolio linked below. If any PDF does not open in your browser you will need to save the file first, and then open it with Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Student Teacher Program Application
STP Application Portfolio - STP Application, DD2793, DD2981, DD3150, Criminal History Background Check, and DA 5018R ADAPCP Client's Consent Statement for Release of Treatment Information
Student Teacher Program Application Instructions
Instructions for how to open the Student Teacher Program Application. Use these if the file will not open in your browser.
Student Teaching MOA
DoDEA and College/University Memorandum Agreement for student teaching. Must be completed and signed by the College/University and approved by DoDEA before a student can participate in a DoDEA Student Teaching Program.
Student Teaching MOA (Instructions and Sample)
Please use these instructions and sample to correctly fill out the MOA. Once signed, please email to

Current College/University Agreements

In order for a student to participate in the DoDEA Student Teaching Program, we must have a valid agreement between DoDEA and the College/University. Agreements are valid for 5 years.