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Student Teachers, Observers, Interns, Volunteers

Student Teaching & Intern Process

In order to be considered for student teaching and/or internship at Leyden High Schools, an online application must be completed for each prospective candidate. The application will not be considered complete without the following documents:

  • A written request from the student teaching/internship coordinator or school department specifying the subject area and requested dates of placement.

    • Note: This request should be on university letterhead.

  • A resume or curriculum vitae

  • Transcripts for all applicable degrees.

    • Example: If the candidate is completing a Master's program, both Master's and Bachelor's transcripts should be provided.

Student teachers who are accepted must complete the following Leyden High School District 212 requirements:

  • Fingerprint background check completed at Leyden High School District 212.

  • Fitness Certification Form with required Tuberculin test completed by a licensed medical professional within the past 90 days.

  • Completed learning modules through our partner, Vector Solutions.

Application Deadlines

Leyden will prioritize all applications submitted by September 15, 2023 for the Spring of 2023-2024 school year. 

Priority will be given to those applicants who apply by March 22, 2024 for Fall of the 2024-2025 school year.

Please note, the above dates may change year to year. Additionally, the number of student teachers and interns accepted varies based upon multiple factors, such as the number of available cooperating faculty in the content area and program changes.

Observer/Clinical/Field Experience Process

Observation/Clinical/Field Experience provides future educators the opportunity to witness real life application of their classroom material.  If you wish to request observation hours at Leyden High Schools District 212, please reach out to the applicable Department Chair. A listing of all departments can be found here.  If you have an additional questions, please reach out to Bridget Bryant at

Volunteer Process

Volunteers are a wonderful asset to the school community. They can provide assistance to students through chaperoning as well as providing students assistance with their academics and extracurricular activities. Volunteers play an important role in supporting our students and the school community. A volunteer is anyone who spends a prolonged period of time in contact with our students. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Bridget Bryant at or Celestina Rivera at

Leyden High Schools maintains a Volunteer List with all approved volunteers. This list allows other departments to reach out with additional opportunities at Leyden.