Loudoun County Public Schools is committed to providing quality teaching experience to over 400 future educators each year. Through LCPS's Teachers-In-Training program, we provide a diverse and engaging learning experience to nurture the professional growth of student educators.
For any type of field placement experience (Student teaching, Observation, Internship...etc.) we require the following steps to be completed.
Questions can be directed to Jordan.Stark@lcps.org
STEP 1: College/University submits Placement Request
*All requests must be submitted by a college/university
Submit a 2023-2024SY Placement Request
Fall Requests: Internships/Student Teaching need to be submitted by June 30th. Practicum/Field Experience/Observations can be submitted by September 30th.
Spring Requests: Internships/Student Teaching need to be submitted by November 30th.Practicum/Field Experience/Observations can be submitted by February 28th.
*To apply for the School Counseling Internship, see link below.
STEP 2: Student submits TNT application
Students must submit an application and apply to the Teachers-in-Training 2023-2024 vacancy (PS5016).
Current LCPS employees do not need to complete an application, but will need to submit their school location and position title. If the student is an LCPS employee, they may be required to submit an educational leave request to their principal.
To apply for the School Counseling Internship, view tab.
STEP 3: Student completes TNT Checklist
A checklist will be emailed to all individuals who have submitted an application to the Teachers-in-Training Vacancy (PS33). Please allow a few days for the email to appear in your inbox. All TNT students must complete the required documents and videos before being placed.
Teachers-In-Training (TNT) Checklist:
- Viewing of Sexual Harassment video
- Badge photo (for year-long placements)
- Completion of various forms:
- Child Protective Services
- Confidentiality Agreement
- Employee Information Change
- Ethnicity Report
- Tuberculosis Screening
- Sign the LCPS Agreement Form
- Viewing of Bloodborne pathogens video - This video is facilitated by LCPS. Viewing times vary each week. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
STEP 4: LCPS sends Placement Confirmation Details
Once all required steps are complete, LCPS will coordinate a placement with the student's cooperating teacher. A placement confirmation email will be sent and you can begin communication with your cooperating teacher.