• At Harnett County Schools, we are dedicated to contributing excellence to future educators. Pre-Service opportunities are considered to be the single most important experience in a teacher preparation program. By working together, we hope to nurture the professional growth of the teacher candidates, support the continued professional development of cooperating teachers, and provide quality learning experiences for the children in our schools.

Application Process

    • All practicum, student-teacher, and/or intern applicants must be enrolled in a State Board of Education approved college/university education program, with field supervisors provided by the
    • All arrangements to accept student teachers are made through Human Resources in conjunction with the College and University placement offices. This includes all observation, practicum, intern, and student teaching requests. In order to meet the needs of the many Universities/Colleges’, a student-teacher placement request must be sent to the Human Resources Department. 
    • The Harnett County Schools place student teachers on a semester-by-semester basis. Often, student teachers request a specific placement location and host teacher. Harnett County Schools will make every effort to accommodate such requests. There are, however, times that we may not be able to accept the specific placement request due to events in our district that are not conducive to a good student teaching experience.
    • Student teachers will not be allowed into the classroom without completing a background check through Harnett County Schools. Requests for placement will not be sent until a background check can be confirmed.
    • All requests (i.e., observations, practicums, student teaching, or internships) must come through Human Resources. 

Studen Teacher Application Packets

  • Pre-Service / Student-Teacher Application Packet (request for placement form, policies/ procedures form)

    Once Human Resources has received all completed documents, placement will be confirmed. Human Resources will send a letter of confirmation to the University Coordinator with your student teaching placement information.

    If you have any questions contact:

    Carol Blalock

    910-893-8151 x336


    Thank you for considering Harnett County Schools. We look forward to working with you.