Department of Defense Education Activity

Student Teaching

The DoDEA Student Teaching Program is designed to provide domestic and overseas student teaching 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 31 October.

NOTE:  No summer school student teaching opportunities.

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR SPRING 2020/21 HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 23, 2020.

Due to COVID the Spring 2021 session is limited to the following students:

  • Europe – Limited to students residing in the overseas location where they want apply to student teach.
  • Pacific – Limited to Military/Civilian spouses residing in the overseas location where they apply to student teach.
  • Americas – No limitations.

How to Apply:  Students 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 packet consists of the Student Teaching Application, Volunteer Agreement Form (DD 2793) and Basic Criminal History and Statement of Admission Form (DD 2981).

DD 2793
Volunteer Agreement Form
 
DD 2981
Basic Criminal History and Statement of Admission Form
 
Student Teaching Application
Request for placement of student teacher in a DoDEA School - 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. List of Current College/University Agreements and expiration dates – will provide document to be linked.
 
Student Teaching MOU
Template – Must be completed and signed by the College/University and approved by DoDEA before a student can participate in a DoDEA Student Teaching Program. DoDEA and College/University Memorandum of Understanding for student teaching agreements
 
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.