Internship II

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 TESS 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 Department of Elementary, Literacy, and Special Education (formerly Department of Early Childhood and Special Education) 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 the following personnel:

ELSE Field Coordinator  —–  Sue Farris ( / (501) 852-2821)
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Office of Candidate Services (OCS)

The Office of Candidate Services (OCS) provides pre-admission advising, admission to teacher education, subsequent academic counseling, and careful monitoring of the progress of all teacher education candidates. For more information, visit the OCS website.

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.
1. Internship Waiver
2. Intent to Intern
3. Mini-Resume
4. Career Services Placement Credential Form
5. Recommendation for Internship II

6. You will also need to type a Personal Narrative which will be sent to the school to which you are assigned for Internship II. Here is a sample narrative with the correct format to help you. Please make sure that your narrative is written well with no errors. Get someone to proofread it for you. The UCA Writing Center is a great resource as well. You will need three (3) clean copies of your narrative that are collated and stapled.

Deadlines will be strictly enforced for completing all application materials.

Background Checks

OCS Background Checks Information

Arrangements for Placements

The departmental Coordinator of Field Experience 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.

Course / Grade Requirements

All requirements for Admission to Level II of the program must be met before candidates can enroll in Internship II. (See Admission document on the Policies page).


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.



Teacher Candidate Information Form

Teacher Candidate Information Form and Rubric – PDF

Teacher Candidate Information Form and Rubric – Word

Philosophy of Education

Philosophy of Education and Rubric

Observed Lessons 1, 2, 3, and 4

Supervisor Observed Lessons Assignment

Class Profile and Lesson Plan – With Guidance

Class Profile and Lesson Plan – No Guidance

Lesson Reflection Template – With Guidance

Lesson Reflection Template – No Guidance

Domain 1 Observed Lesson Rubric

Domains 2, 3, and 4 Observed Lesson Rubric

Formative Observation Form

Observed Videotaped Lesson & Reflection – Submit this assignment with reflection of Lesson #3

Videotaped Self-Scored Lesson Assignment and Rubric

Formative Observation (Domains 2 and 3) for Self-Scoring Assignment

Videotaped Lesson Self-Scored Rubric [for PC]

Videotaped Lesson Self-Scored Rubric [for MAC]

Videotaped Lesson Permission – If your school site requires an additional permission form besides the one they received from parents at the beginning of the school year, use this one.

Unit Plan

Unit Plan Assignment and Rubric

Unit Plan Template

Daily Lesson Plan Template

Impact on Student Learning (IoSL)

IoSL Assignment

IoSL Rubric

IoSL Data Template [for PC]

IoSL Data Template [for Mac]

IoSL Walk-Through Video

Professional Growth Plan

Professional Growth Plan and Rubric

TESS Self-Scoring Rubric (PC Version)

TESS Self-Scoring Rubric (Mac Version)

Guidance and Behavior Instructional Plan

Guidance and Behavior Instructional Plan Template and Rubric

Observation Log

Observation Log Assignment and Rubric

Formative Observation Form – Domains 2 & 3 for Observation Log Assignment

ELSE Reflective Journal Assignment

Reflective Journal Assignment and Rubric

Reflective Essays

Domains 1 and 2 Assignment and Rubric

Domains 3 and 4 Assignment and Rubric

Professionalism Collection

Professionalism Collection Assignment

Summative Evaluation

Summative Evaluation Instructions

Summative Evaluation Rubric

Chalk and Wire

For assistance with Chalk and Wire, please contact the Technology Learning Center at or 501.450.3400.

Chalk and Wire User Guide