Internship II is the capstone experience for all undergraduate Teacher Education programs. Candidates spend each day of the semester in a public school classroom under the guidance of a practicing teacher, who serves as a mentor for the candidate. The Internship II experience provides opportunity for candidates to demonstrate their proficiency in all the TPOA domains.
All teacher education candidates are asked to attend an informational meeting with the Coordinator of Internship II early in their senior year to prepare for the final internship. The meeting date is posted in all classroom buildings and is announced in several publications. However, the responsibility for finding out the date and time of the meeting falls upon candidates themselves. Candidates may call the Office of Candidate Services and Field Experience in the College of Education early in the first semester of the senior year to find out the date of the meeting. Students should direct questions concerning preparation for the internships to Sue Farris (firstname.lastname@example.org / (501) 450-3131).
Application to Internship II
There are five (5) forms and a narrative which must be completed as part of the Internship II application process. Candidates will deliver the completed documents in one manila envelope to the Coordinator of Internship II at the mandatory Internship II First Informational Meeting held the semester prior to Internship II.
You will also need to type a Personal Narrative which will be sent to the school to which you are assigned for Internship II. The format and helpful information about writing the narrative are available in the Components of the Narrative document. You will need five (5) clean copies of your narrative collated and stapled.
NEW! We ask that you bring a photograph of yourself with your name on the back to be kept in your file in Candidate Services. This is NOT sent to schools. It is strictly for identification purposes by Candidate Services personnel. It can be a photograph that you already have or one that you print from your computer.
Deadlines will be strictly enforced for completing all application materials.
Arrangements for Placements
The Coordinator of Internship II will make the necessary arrangements for internship placements. Candidates are not to contact the school personally about an assignment as all arrangements must be made by the Coordinator of Internship II. The personal narrative will be mailed to the superintendent or designee of that school district. After consulting with the principal and the mentor teacher, the district may accept or reject the request. If accepted, the district will return a letter to Candidate Services confirming placement with the name of the mentor teacher.
Candidates should register for Internship II using the UCA Registration System. The course numbers for registration appear in the schedule of classes. Departments have discipline-specific internship courses. Candidates should consult their advisors about the appropriate course designation.
In addition to the informational meeting in the semester prior to Internship II, candidates will be required to attend an orientation at the beginning of the Internship II semester. Dates for this meeting and other important events will be provided.