The internship, one of the most significant requirements of the Educator Preparation Program, is viewed as the culminating aspect of the professional component of teacher preparation. Achievement of program objectives requires a carefully planned sequence of laboratory experiences, including directed observation, participation, and full-time responsible teaching under the direction of a master teacher and a university supervisor.
An effective intern experience provides opportunities:
Prior to interning, the applicant must:
Applicants who have been arrested and convicted of violation of local, state, or federal drug laws or of other serious offenses involving moral turpitude will not be admitted). Administration of this phase of the students' work is provided by the Internship Coordinator in the Office of Clinical Experiences who works with the Executive Director of Undergraduate Affairs and Educator Preparation, department chairpersons, the educator preparation staff of the University and local school systems to provide a program of internship experiences for all prospective teachers.
ECU cannot confirm whether any of its courses or programs meet requirements for professional licensure outside of the State of North Carolina. ECU strongly encourages students to contact applicable licensing boards in states they wish to pursue licensure prior to seeking admission or beginning study in an academic program.