Internship Procedures

PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING CONSIDERATION FOR STUDENT PRE-PRACTICUM OR PRACTICUM

1. Applicants seeking placement for a pre-practicum or practicum must complete and submit a Practicum Request Form. (See link below.) Completed form is to be returned to the Superintendent’s Office for processing or may be e-mailed to kpetersen@belchertownps.org. (Please be sure to include a resume and college course requirement.)

2. Applicant must personally come into the district’s central office (14 Maple St., Belchertown, MA) and complete a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) form, and must present a government issued photo I.D.  If a full student practicum is being requested, applicant must also complete a fingerprint-based criminal history background check. Information can be found on the Practicum Application regarding this process.  There is a $35 fee.

3. After Steps 1 and 2 have been completed, applicant will then be instructed to contact a Principal for an interview.  The Director of Teaching and Learning will have final approval of all placements and will notify the applicant of the Principal’s decision.