• 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

    Per Governor Inslee’s proclamation, all employees must be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Non-employed students/interns (listed above) are not eligible for religious nor medical exemptions/accommodations with Bethel.

    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.