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Student Teaching

Mt. Diablo Unified is proud to host student teachers from many Universities.  Once we have a Memorandum of Understanding on file with your University we can assist you in getting cleared as a student teacher. Under most circumstances we do process all student teachers as substitute teachers. 

The first step to becoming a student teacher is to apply on TalentEd. 

Once your application is received you will be notified and invited to an orientation to do paperwork, get fingerprinted and be oriented on this process.

You must be fingerprinted and be cleared by our district in order to be able to be in a classroom with students. Fingerprinting is done at the district offices on Orientation day. A list of items to bring to orientation will be provided prior to scheduling an orientation.

Human Resources will assist eligible candidates in applying for the Emergency 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit. 

* Field work and observation hours also fall under the Student Teaching umbrella. 

For questions regarding student teaching, please call Rosa Duran at (925) 682-8000 ext. 4140 or email 

Click to apply for student teaching 

Student Teacher Clearance

In order to ensure all student teachers get cleared in a timely manner, we have changed the clearance process and are hoping this will
help speed up the clearance process. Student teachers will be processed as volunteers for the district. Once you have confirmed your placement from the Placement Coordinator and have signed the agreement, please reach out to Rosa Duran in Human Resources (925) 682-8000 ext 4140 to schedule a fingerprint
appointment. The cost is $32.00. Please bring a money order written out to MDUSD. Be sure to bring your TB clearance as well. As soon as fingerprints are received, Rosa Duran will clear you and notify you. As well as set up your district email and network access.

Google Accounts for Student Teaching:

Once a student teacher has been cleared for student teaching and has been entered into our system as an employee, a district email is automatically generated. Typically your district email will be your last name, first initial of your first name. On the rare occasion that your name may already be in use an additional letter is added. Please reach out to to determine your email address. 

Your initial password will be welcome! and on your first use, you will be need to update your password. You may use any combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and most special characters and it needs to be at least 8 characters long. 

An Internet Agreement Form must be on file to have an active uninterrupted email account.

Please send all signed Internet Agreement forms to 

Internet Agreement Form