Welcome 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.