Internship | Educator Intern | Park Terrace Elementary


Educator Apprentice, Elementary 

Welcome to Spring Lake Park Schools! We are a vibrant school community serving about 6,200 students from the suburbs of Blaine, Fridley and Spring Lake Park, in the northern Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Our district purpose – “High expectations, high achievement for all. No excuses.” – provides our focus to meet the unique and varied needs of each student.
Spring Lake Park Schools is recognized for our commitment to personalized learning, creating a culture of innovation and creativity through human-centered design thinking. We are working to create a system – a culture with a methodology and set of processes – where teachers and staff have the freedom, flexibility, and invitation to design new ways of learning centered around deepening student engagement to continuously improve student success.

Position Description: The Apprentice Teacher position is a two-year program which provides a unique opportunity for talented individuals interested in pursuing a career in education to explore the field of education and to gain hands-on practice and the training necessary to become a successful full-time classroom teacher. It is preferred that Apprentice Teachers are actively enrolled, or plan to enroll, in teacher licensure programs. Apprentice Teachers will have an opportunity to observe best practices in classroom instruction and education reform from experienced teachers and school leaders. Apprentice Teachers observe and learn from strong veteran teachers, co-teach with teacher-leaders, provide in-house substitute teaching coverage for teachers, and support teachers with grading, and individual or small group student instruction. Apprentice Teachers will also offer teacher support with a variety of work inside and outside of the classroom, including teaching intervention and/or enrichment groups, organizing student events, and developing positive relationships with students. Through full participation in summer and school-year professional development, as well as regular meetings with continuous improvement and innovation coaches, Apprentice Teachers will have many opportunities to gain the experience and support necessary to develop their teaching skills. By the end of the two-year experience, Apprentice Teachers will be very strong candidates for a teaching position.
Must hold a BA/BS Degree

Salary Schedule:
Effective July 1, 2022

Seek Bachelor’s Degree
Currently Hold Bachelor’s Degree



Dental, FSA, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Medical, 403b
Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Position will remain open until filled.
Individuals who wish to be considered for this position must apply online at

 Spring Lake Park Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

With inquiries, please feel free to contact Mona Perkins, Park Terrace Elementary Principal, at or (763) 600-5601.

Equity is a priority for Spring Lake Park Schools and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college and career ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body.  Spring Lake Park Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.