ASD Student Teaching Opportunities

student intern universities
The Anchorage School District partners with 12‌ universities in and outside of Alaska to place student teachers in classrooms with master teachers. ASD Training and Professional Development offers early career teachers ongoing training, a strong induction program, and opportunities to be matched with skilled mentors. 



Fall placements - February 1 - 28

Spring placements - September 1 - 30


Practicum students and principals:

The ASD does not make arrangements for university practicum or observation hours. University students should contact the school's principal directly regarding practicums or observation hours. The principal can handle these requests as they see fit.  Maximum of 80 hours per semester.


Host Teachers

Are you interested in giving back to the teaching profession by hosting a student teacher? This is a very rewarding experience that helps teachers become more reflective practitioners. Not only do you have the chance to positively influence a preservice teacher, but it is also a great way to re-energize your own classroom practices. The teaching/learning process between host teacher and student teacher is truly reciprocal.


Interested in being a host teacher


Student Teachers

You are about to begin a most amazing journey. Student teaching is the capstone of your university program. Now is the chance to solidify your philosophy of teaching, try out new strategies to help students learn, and experience first-hand the inner workings of a classroom community. You are steps away from being part of a profession that influences and impacts student lives forever.


Interested in student teaching for ASD?  See our application and information page »


For information about substitute teaching, contact:

Last names A - K

Kathy Hester,, 907-742-4133


Last names L - Z

Jody Bailey,, 907-742-4128



Thank you so much for sending your student teachers our way. You have prepared them with the art of teaching, and now you hope they discover the heart of teaching under the watchful eye of a master host teacher. The Anchorage School District is proud to work alongside a growing number of local and outside universities in a partnership to train preservice teachers. We look forward to the challenge.


Any University that has revised its pre-service teacher program or is placing pre-service teachers for the first time in the Anchorage School District should complete our university survey here.



John Trampush



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