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Pre-service Teachers
Pre-Service Teachers


Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) welcomes all pre-service teachers as they prepare to become the highly qualified teachers and professionals of the future. This learning phase of pre-service teachers is a period where students are supported and guided through learning experiences by a cooperating teacher and the academic supervisor. These experienced professionals act as mentors as they gradually introduce pre-service teachers to the daily functions of and role of being a competent professional teacher at a M-DCPS school site.  Pre-service teachers are supported and encouraged to apply all the theories, content knowledge, and pedagogical teaching methods that have been studied in the academic setting. M-DCPS partners with universities and colleges to provide a high-quality and memorable pre-service teaching experience where long-lasting relationships are built and teachers are molded to inspire, ignite, and instill a love of learning.


For more information please contact:


Dr. Isela Rodriguez

Teacher Director



Ms. Zina Berman

​​​​​​​Educational Specialist