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Student Teaching and Observations

Geneva School District works in conjunction with accredited colleges and universities in developing appropriate student teaching and/or internship placements. Individual students acting in accordance with class requirements as a part of accredited programs may also be considered for observation placements.

Please note that all pre-service candidates, from observers to student teachers, must undergo a criminal background check and physical prior to placement in Geneva schools. The Kane County Regional Office of Education performs fingerprinting for a criminal background check. The cost is $40.00. Appointments can be made at www.kane.k12.il.us/fingerprinting. All results can be sent to Geneva CUSD 304 Office of Human Resources (phone 630-463-3057).

Student Teaching & Internships
All student teaching and internship requests must be initiated by the college or university and are subject to review by appropriate staff members. Email student teaching requests to StudentTeach@geneva304.org. Along with the university's request and a copy of the student's transcript, all information requested for Observations and Pre-Clinical Placements (see list below) should be included.

Observations & Pre-Clinical Placements
Students looking to fulfill hours for early clinical placement and observation requests should submit the following information to StudentTeach@geneva304.org. Your request must include:
  • Name, address, phone number and email address
  • Proof that a criminal background fingerprint check with the Illinois State Police has been completed
  • Physical confirmation
  • Letter from the college or university indicating the reason the request is being made, name of instructor, and contact information
  • Number of hours needed for the observation/placement
  • A copy of transcripts (unofficial is sufficient) for placement requests of 50+ hours
  • Date and time of availability
  • Level of involvement required by the candidate
  • Level of participation required by the cooperating teacher
  • Level of interest – elementary, middle, or high school
  • Specify content area (at middle and high school)
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