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Saint Paul Public Schools, District 625
360 Colborne Street
Saint Paul


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Teacher Candidates

Teacher Candidates in SPPS

Welcome to Saint Paul Public Schools!  Your pre-service placement has been finalized and we are pleased that you will be joining our district for your training. Teacher candidates bring our staff a wealth of new ideas, and our students an opportunity for additional learning.

This packet includes an overview of Saint Paul Public Schools, with information about key district policies, a school year calendar, the requirements and basics for the co-teaching model and information for future openings in the district. 

In addition to this letter, your student teaching placement assignment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal history background check and the two required documents: Policies and Practice Acknowledgement form and Student Teacher Placement Data Sheet. Within 7-10 days of this letter:

Please complete the Policies and Practice Acknowledgement form and Student Teacher Placement Data Sheet, and send to/email:


Saint Paul Public Schools
Attention:  Ka-Ying Lao / Student Teacher Background Check
Human Resource
360 Colborne Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Pre-service training of teachers in SPPS highly recommend cooperating teachers and student teacher candidates to participate in co-teaching methods during the pre-service placement. As a part of the co-teaching model, cooperating teachers and student teacher candidates may have prerequisites from their Institutes of Higher Education in place to address the co-teaching model and will not need to seek out additional training.  If no training is provided, cooperating teachers and student teachers have the opportunity to access co-teaching modules on the Foundations Workshop at Foundations via this site:  Pairs:  Once you are on the webpage, click on each section of the training. At one point in the Foundations workshop, you'll need to use a password to see the video on co-teaching strategies. The password for the video is: Co1eaching_model (Please note that the "t" in co-teaching is replaced with the number 1).

Please make sure you review and understand this information prior to beginning your assignment.

Ensure you follow Media Permissions and EdTPA Submission Guidelines on page 18.

Please report to the school office on the first day of your assignment to make arrangements to meet the Principal.

Teacher Candidate Packet