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4122 Student Teachers_ Interns


Northfield, New Jersey Monitored Mandated
Policy X Other Reasons

The Northfield Board of Education encourages the Superintendent of Schools to cooperate with colleges and universities in the placement of student teachers/administrative interns in the district’s schools. Student teachers/administrative interns shall be placed with experienced staff members who agree to perform the necessary training and supervision.

The Superintendent of Schools shall recommend and the board approves the selection and placement of student teachers and administrative interns. Student teachers/interns shall comply with the requirements of law regarding health examinations and criminal history checks.

The supervising teacher and principal shall be responsible for the conduct of student teachers while serving in the schools of this district. The Superintendent of Schools shall be responsible for administrative interns.

Student teachers/interns shall be allowed to participate in school activities where their contributions would be appropriate to the educational program of the school.

Student teachers/interns, as Board of Education approved to work, or to observe within the Northfield District are held accountable to our Staff Dress Policy, 4119.26/4219.26.

The Superintendent of Schools shall endeavor to ensure the equitable distribution of student teachers/interns throughout the district.

No remuneration will be provided to student teachers or administrative interns.

The cooperating teacher shall provide continuous supervision of the student teacher/intern in the classroom. If the cooperating teacher needs to leave the student teacher/intern without supervision in the classroom, prior approval from the administration must be obtained.

Adopted: October 6, 1997 NJSBA Review/Update: November 2009; December 2010 Readopted: October 24, 2011 Revised: May 21, 2012

Key Words

Student Teachers, Administrative Interns

Legal References: N.J.S.A. 18A:6-7.1 Criminal history record; employee in regular contact Through -7.5 with students; grounds for disqualification from employment; exception

  1. 18A:11-1 General mandatory powers and duties
  2. 18A:16-2 Physical examinations; requirement through -5
  3. 18A:16-6 Indemnity of officers and employees against civil actions
  4. 18A:16-6.1 Indemnity of officers and employees in certain criminal actions
  5. 18A:54-20 Powers of board (county vocational schools)

N.J.A.C. 6A:9-10.2 Curriculum for teacher preparation programs

File Code: 4122 STUDENT TEACHERS/INTERNS (continued)

  1. 6A:9-10.3 Supervision of practicum students
  2. 6A:32-4.1(d)(e) Employment of teaching staff See particularly:
  3. 6A:32-4.1(d), -4.1(e)
  4. 6A:32-6.1 etseq. School Employee Physical Examinations


Cross References: *4111 Recruitment, selection and hiring *4112.4 Employee health *4121 Substitute teachers *4123 Classroom aides *6162.4 Community resources

*Indicates policy is included in the Critical Policy Reference Manual.

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