Internship Requirements & Application

MAT 6699 (Internship) is the final course students take in the program. This is a 6 hour course which you must take by itself. You are in the classroom all day, every day for the entire semester. We strongly encourage you to wait until you have your own classroom to take internship. It helps you financially (paid internship) as well as you’re working in your own classroom. Please note that all candidates must have a 3.0 GPA prior to admission to internship.

Mandatory Internship Orientation for ALL Interns (Teachers of Record and Placed)

Thursday, August 16th 5:30pm-7:00pm! Mashburn 103

Your school-based mentor teachers will be invited, but not required to attend.

Teachers of Record

Teacher of record candidates must complete the Internship Application below.  The purpose of this form is to determine eligibility for internship.  Incorrect information on this form may jeopardize candidate eligibility.

Students To Be Placed for Internship

Having your own classroom before internship may not always work out for students. Therefore, we offer placement for interns. All placed interns must also complete the Internship Application below.

What MUST be completed in order to be eligible for Internship?

  • Praxis Core or GRE and the appropriate Praxis II content test(s) MUST be completed prior to application and scores submitted to Susan Suits (ssuits@uca.edu) in the MAT office.
  • You must have a cleared FBI LiveScan Background Check and Child Maltreatment Registry Check. These must be LESS than ONE YEAR old. Go to uca.edu/ocs/background-checks/internship-and-licensure/ for information about the background check process.
  • You must have all required Professional Development Certificates Complete. Go to uca.edu/ocs/professional-development/ for information about the professional development requirements.
  • You must have all coursework completed before your Internship semester begins (if you are finishing up coursework, you can indicate this on your application). All coursework must be completed with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • You must register for the Internship course in MyUCA. If you are not registered by the time Internship Applications close, you will not be eligible for Internship. The application is separate from registration for the course.

NOTE:  Students being placed must pay a $250 fee to UCA Student Accounts prior to the deadline and include receipt with placement request. To make your payment, contact Student Accounts @ 501-450-5015. They will then direct you to the Cashier. You may pay over the phone or in person. Inform Student Accounts that your payment is the College of Education candidate fee. 


If you plan on taking Internship in the Fall of 2018, you MUST watch the orientation video. The first link below is to the video you will need to watch which gives you information about internship.

Internship/Placement Video

Applications for FALL 2018 Internship are now CLOSED!

Questions? Contact Mrs. Styles-Foster sunnyf@uca.edu

Please note: This is a lengthy process and your patience is appreciated. If you are requesting a Self-Placement, you must wait for Mrs. Styles-Foster to contact you with the Self-Placement form, before your placement can be confirmed. If you are being placed, please wait for Mrs. Styles-Foster to contact you regarding your placement. If you are the Teacher of Record, please make sure all of the information you are providing is correct and up-to-date.

Arkansas History with AR IDEAS (K-6, Middle Level Social Studies, and Secondary Social Studies Only)

AR History must be completed before you can be awarded your standard teaching license. If you have AR History on your transcripts, there is no need to take this course.
IF you have an AELS (Arkansas Educator Licensure System) number, you may create your own account using their automated registration system. AELS numbers are given when you apply for an Arkansas Teaching License, have submitted provisional licensure paperwork to ADE, or have had your background check results sent to ADE.
IF you do NOT have an AELS number, you must do the following:1-Contact AR IDEAS Toll Free: 800.488.6689
2-The Help Desk will have a list of all MAT Students who are currently enrolled. You will request that they manually create accounts with a TEMP ID instead of an AELS number. MAT students must call AR IDEAS to get a TEMP ID, since the system will not let you in without an AELS number.Once you have an account made or create your own, based on the above information, you will need to follow this set of instructions for the Program of Study.To enroll in a Program of Study please send an email with the subject “Enroll Me” and include your full name, school district, and phone number to the appropriate email address listed below.Arkansas History Program of Study (AHPS):  ahps@aetn.orgOnce enrolled in the Program of Study you will be sent additional instructions that you will need to pay attention to.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Styles-Foster sunnyf@uca.edu