Internship Requirements for Master of Arts in Teaching
Eligibility for Graduate Internships: Only MAT students who have been issued a provisional certification through the Professional Standards Commission and have an official contract from a local school are eligible for internship supervision. It is the student's responsibility to secure this employment and to provide the graduate education office with copies of all contracts and related transactions.
- Post-baccalaureate graduate students must apply for graduate internships one full year prior to expected placement.
- Candidates must be admitted to the teacher education program before applying for an internship.
- Eighty percent (80%) of a student's course work must be completed before a student may begin internship.
- Completed course work must include: EDU 510 Professional Dispositions, EDU 601 Foundations of Education; PSY 634 Exceptional Child; PSY 652 Advanced Educational Psychology; EDU 603 Curriculum Theory; EDU 605 Practicum, and EDU 500, 501 or 580 Curriculum and Methods.
- Candidates must have passed the appropriate GACE content tests prior to beginning internship.
- Additionally each student must have completed their required field experiences as outlined on their program of study sheet prior to internship placement. All interns will be observed and monitored by an assigned clinical supervisor for an entire academic year. The Berry College graduate education office coordinates this supervision process directly with the student's principal. Interns must submit a copy of their yearly employment contract to the Berry College graduate education office as a part of their application for internship.
Concurrent Course Work
During the fall semester candidates being supervised for an internship must enroll in EDU 597 Internship I (3 semester hours) and register for and attend EDU 505 Instructional Management.
During the spring semester internship candidates must enroll in EDU 598 Internship II (3 semester hours) and also register for and attend EDU 590 Professional Seminar.
Candidates enrolled in student teaching or internship may take only one additional course (3 credit hours) per semester (not including EDU 588, EDU 589, EDU 599, EDU 505 or EDU 590).
The application for an internship is available online or the application may be obtained from the graduate education office(Cook 215). Interns must submit a copy of their yearly employment contract to the Berry College Office of Graduate Education a part of their application for internship. Specific information regarding policies related to internship placement may be obtained from the graduate education office. A comprehensive internship manual is available from Dr. Kurz. All internship candidates are expected to obtain, read and comprehend the contents of the Internship Manual.