Public School Placements

The School of Education assists in making placements to enable teachers and other school personnel to complete their various practicum experiences. All field placements require students to have a current background clearance check.

Students admitted to the Teacher Education program are required to complete practicums within one of the School of Education's nine partner districts (Center School District, KCMO, KCKS, Grandview, Hickman Mills, Independence, North Kansas City, Raytown, Turner and UMKC-sponsored charter schools). All Teacher Education programs require students to complete at least a semester-long student teaching experience. During student teaching, students are under the guidance of cooperating mentor teachers and members of the University's education staff. Weekly seminars are a required part of the program.

Career Services at UMKC

The Career Services Office offers a variety of career and job-related services to students and alumni. Through Career Services, students can receive resume, interview and job search assistance. Teacher Education and School Counseling students in their last year of coursework can interview with representatives of area school districts through a Career Day sponsored by Career Services.

Students or graduates seeking a teaching or administrative position are urged to register and keep their records current in the Career Services Office, Atterbury Student Success Center, 5000 Holmes (2nd Floor), phone (816) 235-1636 or check their Web site: http://www.career.umkc.edu/.

Education Lab

Two computer labs are located in the School of Education Learning Commons in room 129 in the Education Building. Lab resources include Windows Pro workstations, printers and scanners. For more information including hours of availability, contact SOE Student Services, room 129, phone (816) 235-2716, email umkceducation@umkc.edu