• Practicums, Student Teaching, & Internships

    Bethel Schools (BSD) is happy to partner with colleges and universities to place students in our schools for observations/practicum, student teaching, and internships.

    • Student Teachers
    • Education Interns
    • Department Interns
    • Counseling/Social Work Interns
    • Special Services Interns (i.e. Psychologists, SLPs, OTs, PTs)
    • Practicum/Observation Students

    In order to be considered for placement in one of our schools, the student’s university or college must contact Bethel's Placement Coordinator and have required information on file.

    • Current university contract/agreement with BSD addendum
    • Liability insurance

    Practicums (observation-only)

    Students wanting to complete practicum/observations in Bethel are welcome to contact the building directly to coordinate their practicum (observation-only) experience as long as the below items are met/followed prior to starting.

    Practicum/Observation Requirements

    Student Teaching & Internships

    Application Process

    Students must submit all required documentation via email to be considered for placement:

    • University overview of level of program being requested
    • Student’s resume and cover letter
    • Proof of current fingerprints

    The State of Washington requires everyone who has contact with students in a school setting to be fingerprinted prior to starting their assignments. Individuals will not be allowed into the classroom without proof of current fingerprints.

    Annual Deadlines for Placements

    • Fall (August-December):   June 1
    • Winter (January-March):   November 1
    • Spring (April-June):            February 1

    Placement Process

    Depending on the student’s program, BSD Human Resources and principals will work together to determine student placement based on the following criteria:

    • Availability of qualified staff/teacher(s) in requested areas
    • School's availability to take a student
    • Agreement of an individual cooperating teacher following a review of candidate materials and/or meeting

    We will make every effort to place students at their requested location or with their requested mentor/principal. If the request cannot be met, we will forward the request to all remaining schools accepting student teachers in the subject/level.

  • Contact Us

    (253) 800-2030

    Jodi Gregory

    Jodi Gregory

    HR Administrative Assistant / Placement Coordinator


    If you are a CURRENT BETHEL EMPLOYEE and are interested in completing observations and/or being placed for student teaching in Bethel, please contact Jodi Gregory.