Department of Defense Education Activity

Student Teaching

We are actively working on Fall 2021 placement requests. We hope to have all students placed by 1 June 2021. Thank you for your patience.

Due to the global pandemic, DoDEA will only be placing student teachers in their local area for Fall 2021. Overseas placements cannot be accommodated at this time.


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 31 October.

NOTE:  There are NO summer school student teaching opportunities.

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), and College/University provided Tier 1 background check.

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.
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.