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Clinical Experiences Internship Placement Process

The internship is a full year experience in the same public school classroom with a specially trained clinical teacher.  Internship assignments will be located within the Latham Clinical Schools Network, unless you are in a virtual licensure program. The Office of Clinical Experiences, in conjunction with the program area coordinators, identifies an appropriate school placement for each eligible student. You must be admitted to upper division prior to applying for internship placement.

  • Complete an Internship Application with your Advisor and/or the program area coordinator
  • Due dates
    • No later than the end of the first summer session for Fall/Spring internships
    • No later than the first day of classes of the Spring semester for Spring/Fall internships

Senior I Internship:

In the first semester (Senior I Internship), the intern works at the school site one full day per week for the entire semester. The purpose of Senior I is to participate in activities and responsibilities determined by the clinical teacher and to implement requirements from methods coursework. 

Major events include:

  • Participate in the required Senior I Seminar
  • Bring the doctor signed Physical Form, including TB testing, and submit at the required Senior I Seminar
  • Report to school site one full day, teacher hours, per week for the entire semester
  • Complete the Senior Summary form with your advisor, if not completed previously
  • Complete all required documents by the due date

Senior II Internship:

In the second semester (Senior II) the intern works at the school site daily as the student teacher/intern as indicated on the Teacher Education Senior II Calendar. With guidance from the clinical teacher, the intern gradually assumes teaching responsibilities until he/she teaches a minimum of fifteen consecutive all days or the requirements if in a co-teaching classroom. 

Major events include:

  • Participate in the required Senior II Seminar
  • Report to the school site each day, teacher hours, and follow the public school calendar
  • Participate in an initial visit conducted by the university supervisor (within the first 10 days of Senior II)
  • Assist the clinical teacher and university supervisor in designing a long range plan
  • Be observed by the university supervisor a minimum of four times
  • Complete all required documents by the due date
  • Teach a minimum of 15 consecutive all days or the requirements if in a co-teaching classroom
  • Participate in the ending Senior II Licensure Seminar