Teacher Candidate Internship

School Based Internship Application and Requirement Deadlines


Semester Application Due Dates
Spring 2024 October 1, 2023
Fall 2024 May 1, 2024
Spring 2025 November 1, 2024
Fall 2025 May 1, 2025


*placements are not guaranteed

**Best practice is to apply as soon as you are qualified, some districts have earlier deadlines. Out-of-state placements can take 6-8 months to finalize and are not guaranteed**

School Based Internship Requirements


  • Background check
  • Certifications
  • GPA
  • Grades, all Coursework including CLEP scores (except courses currently enrolled in)
  • Official transcripts
  • Official Test Scores

Fall 2024 and all semesters moving forward, all requirements must be on file prior to your student teaching application being accepted. Applications without acceptance criteria will not be accepted.

DegreeWorks and/or Leo Online Test Scores is a great source to double check what student teaching requirements our office has on file for you. Missing certs and tests scores can be submitted to oce@odu.edu with your UIN in the subject line.

Spring 2024 Due Date: December 15, 2023


*After the due dates listed above no exceptions will be made.

  1. Application -You will need to attach a current resume.
  2. After your application has been accepted (allow 2-3 weeks) you will be sent an email with instructions for processing the 35 dollar application fee.
  3. Teacher Candidates requesting a placement in the following school division(s) must upload the additional respective form while completing the application. Click on the title to download the form:

  4. After your application is accepted you will be added to a Canvas student teaching orienation course, routinely check orientation for updates and upcoming opportunities.
  5. Attend a synchronous Mandatory Orientation meeting about two weeks prior to starting your student teaching.
  6. Student Teacher, University Supervisor and Clinical faculty will receive an official placement from the Office of Clinical Experiences once a student is qualified to start his/her/their student teaching placement.

Required Assessments

All candidates are must complete the Virginia Board of Education prescribed assessments with passing scores.
View required assessment details ►

Clearance Background Checks

All candidates are required to complete the ODU Field Experience Clearance Procedures prior to the Orientation. This process takes eight weeks to complete.
View background check procedures ►

Other Requirements

  • ALL course work, content knowledge and professional education as listed in your curriculum, must be completed prior to the orientation;
  • ALL GPA and grades requirements must be met as listed in your curriculum; and
  • Transcripts from external institutions documenting completion of required courses.

Important Dates


Semester Meeting/Zoom
Spring 2024  



Semester/Length Start Date End Date
Spring 2024 January 16, 2024 April 26, 2024
14 Week Placement January 16, 2024 April 26, 2024
10 Week Placement January 16, 2024 March 22, 2024
(2) 7 Week Placements January 16, 2024 March 1, 2024
  March 6, 2024 April 28, 2024
Fall 2024 August 26, 2024 December 6, 2024
14 Week Placement August 26, 2024 December 6, 2024
10 Week Placement August 26, 2024 November 8, 2024
(2) 7 Week Placements August 26, 2024 October 18, 2024
  October 21, 2024 December 6, 2024



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