PDS Candidates - For those who have placed in CCPS through a formal PDS relationship (McDaniel general education, Towson MAT, Stevenson general education), please click the following link at least 1 week prior to your start date. You will not have access to the network or be granted an email CCPS email address without this information on file.
Non PDS Candidates:
Thank you for your interest in completing an internship with Carroll County Public Schools. Below are three documents that need to be reviewed and returned in order to begin the placement process. Please click on the title of the document for a copy. Due to an increased amount of student interns and student teachers coming to us through our formal Professional Development School relationships with local colleges and universities, we cannot guarantee that a placement will be available. We have been placing hundreds of students each semester and we must limit the number of additional student interns/student teachers in order to honor the integrity of our educational program and respect the increased workload on our faculty. In addition, we are only accepting applications for student interns/student teachers who have a residence in Carroll County. Again, thank you for your interest in CCPS!
Application: Complete all areas of the application. Please understand that many of our schools are Professional Development Schools for local colleges and it is not their practice to accept students from other institutions. Principals have the right to conduct an interview prior to granting a placement.
Validation of Information Packet: Students must read this document in its entirety. As it is quite lengthy, it is NOT necessary to print the material. Please contact the appropriate offices should there be questions regarding the content.
Verification Sign off: Once the Validation of Information Packet has been read, complete the verification sign off, print, sign and return to Jamie Weaver, Staff Development. Student Interns MAY NOT ENTER THE CLASSROOM until the sign-off page has been completed and on file in Central Office. If students have not been fingerprinted, they will be allowed in the classrooms but WILL NOT be left alone with students.
Fingerprinting: Beginning July 1, 2016, all candidates completing a full-time internship with CCPS must be fingerprinted by CCPS. Fingerprinting must be completed at least 3 days prior to the placement date but not more than 30 days prior. Only students who have formally been placed with a Mentor Teacher and confirmed with Staff Development will be fingerprinted.
If you are enrolled in a teacher preparation program through an online institution and are interested in completing observation hours or a student teaching placement, please adhere to the timeline below:
Fall 2017 Placements: Requests received by June 1, 2017
Spring 2018 Placements: Requests received by October 15, 2017
Fall 2018 Placements: Requests received by June 1, 2018