Student Teach

If you’re passionate about teaching and want to make a difference in a community where you can grow, Student Teach in GCPS!

During field placement experience in GCPS, you will enjoy:

Student Teaching Curriculum
In support of the GCPS mission statement our school district utilizes the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum. The AKS for each grade level outlines the essential learning points students are expected to know and apply in that particular grade or subject area.

How Does the AKS Impact Gwinnett County Student Teachers?

Are you ready to launch your teaching career with Gwinnett County Public Schools? Ask your college Field Placement Coordinator for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

My college/university does not have a partnership with Gwinnett County Public Schools, and I would like to complete my placement there. What should I do?

GCPS does not have a Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) with all colleges and universities.  To inquire about specific teacher preparation program MOU agreements, contact us at:

How do I get approved for placement in Gwinnett County Public Schools?

In order to be considered for placement, a placement request must be submitted by your college or university field placement office.

How long does a placement take to be approved?

Please allow at least three weeks for a request to be received and moved through the placement process.

Can I student teach in schools where my children attend or where my relatives work?

No, students may not student teach in the same school where their children attend or where immediate family members are employed.

Can I be paid while I am completing my student teaching?

No, GCPS employees may not be paid during their student teaching assignment.

Should I contact the school where I am interested in completing my placement?

Please do not contact the schools directly.  Any questions regarding your placement should be directed to: