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Central Unified School District is proud to partner with universities to assist candidates in need of completing fieldwork. The following protocols are currently in place to assist the following candidates with this process:

  • Student Teachers
  • Students Completing Field Work Hours
  • Students Observing a Classroom

Master Teachers and Placements: Site Principals may assist universities in placing a candidate with an approved Master Teacher at their school site, so long as the District’s Student Teacher On-Boarding Packet and Protocol have been followed, and the candidate has submitted the necessary paperwork to Human Resources for approval. If sites and universities are unable to find placement, Human Resources may be contacted to facilitate the process.

New and Returning Candidates: Once an approved Master Teacher is selected, the candidate must complete the following: 

Step 1: Click on the following link to complete the On-Boarding Student Teacher Packet, including all items on the checklist.

Step 2: Submit the completed On-Boarding Student Teacher Packet to the Human Resources Department for additional processing. Human Resources will obtain the authorization signatures for the District Site Supervisor and Assistant Superintendent of HR.

Step 3: Once placement has been authorized, Human Resources will notify the school site(s) and contact the candidate to confirm that the assignment may begin.  


Student Teachers and Certificated Substitute TeachingStudent teachers may be allowed to serve as a certificated substitute teacher for their Master Teacher, only in cases of emergency and only when the following prerequisites have been fulfilled:

  1. The Student Teacher has obtained prior approval from their university supervisor.
  2. The Student Teacher has completed and met all prequalification requirements for certificated substitute teachers including, the application, fingerprinting, and training process with the Human Resources Department. Please refer to the requirements for substitute teachers, as listed at: Substitute Teacher Resources.

For additional information regarding this process or placement, please contact Zulema Betancourt at (559) 274-4700, ext. 63160.