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Virtually every teacher has one thing in common – an ongoing love for learning that extends far beyond degree requirements. As an education major, you’re required to become active in your program, both inside and outside the classroom. Gain lots of practical, real-world experience and develop the professional skills you’ll need for a successful teaching career.
The purpose of Internship I, II, and III (TEAM) is to provide an opportunity for initial candidates to obtain experience in the teaching and assessment of social studies, reading and language arts, mathematics, and science. The purpose of Internship I, II, and III (ECU) is to provide an opportunity for candidates to obtain experience in the teaching and assessment of art, music, health/P.E., social studies, language development, math and science. Management of a classroom, making adjustments for individual student needs, utilizing developmentally appropriate practices, and reflecting are enhanced under the supervision of education faculty and quality mentor teachers.
Internship Frequently Asked QuestionsInternship HandbookProfessional Educator Quick Tips
In the last year of the program, candidates will pair up with seasoned mentors for their student teaching experience. Master teachers are selected by principals and FHSU placement personnel to guide candidates in the final phase of their pre-service experience.
Student Teaching Frequently Asked QuestionsStudent Teaching Admission RequirementsStudent Teaching HandbookStudent Teaching Application
Experiential Learning Credit (ELC) is college credit awarded for learning that takes place outside the traditional college classroom. The emphasis for credit is on learning and NOT experience. The learning may have been gained through work, training, or licensure experience. The ELC Handbook is designed to assist candidates in determining if they qualify for ELC. The ELC Handbook includes:
Experiential Learning Credit Handbook Experiential Learning Credit Application
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