Student Teaching

Persons desiring to participate in student teaching and/or classroom observation as a component of their pre-service training must make arrangements prior to entering the classroom. For student teaching, the University/College must contact the Curriculum Services Department to arrange a placement. All students must be cleared by Curriculum Services prior to participating in any student teaching.

Requests for student teaching in the Sioux Falls School District must be sent to the Instructional Planning Center, Attn: Curriculum Servies, 201 East 38th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105 or emailed to Heidi Kruse, by these dates:

Fall semester must be received by March 1st.

Spring semester must be received by October 20th.

Please include this material when submitting student teaching requests:

It Pays to Student Teach at SFSD!

Learn and Earn Program

Starting in the 2024-25 school year, student teachers have the opportunity to learn and earn! For 4 days of the week, student teachers will LEARN from our accomplished mentor teachers, and for 1 day per week they will have the opportunity to EARN up to $175 a day as they substitute teach! 

Please note, this opportunity is optional and requires permission from your university. 

Target Area Stipend

The Sioux Falls School District is excited to offer a $1,000 stipend to those who student teach in one of the Target Areas listed here. 

Individuals who qualify for the $1,000 stipend also have the opportunity to earn a $2,000 hiring bonus when they sign a teaching contract with SFSD! 

Target Areas

  • Special Education

  • Middle & High School Math

  • Middle & High School Science

  • Vocal Music

  • Band 

  • Orchestra


For questions regarding the Learn & Earn Program or Target Area Stipend, please contact Kate DiPasquale.

For questions regarding the application and placement process, please contact Heidi Kruse.

Kate DiPasquale

Kate DiPasquale

Recruitment Specialist

✆ (605) 367-7922
✉ Email Kate Dipasquale
➢ IPC - HR

Heidi Kruse

Heidi Kruse

Executive Assistant to the Assn't Superintendent

✆ (605) 367-7945
✉ Email Heidi Kruse
➢ IPC – Curriculum