Internship II Information

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.

Students who have completed the Internship II application by the due date will be notified via email of the mandatory informational meeting that will be held in Mashburn 103 within two weeks after the application deadline. Students should direct questions concerning preparation for the internships and the mandatory meeting with the Coordinator of Middle/Secondary Field Experience, T.K. Gault (tgault2@uca.edu / (501) 450-3177).  

Application to Internship II

Fall Internship II Applicants

For students planning to enter Internship II in the fall: The application to Internship II is in electronic format and can be accessed by clicking on the link below. The due date for completing this application is the last Friday in February.

Spring Internship II Applicants

For students planning to enter Internship II in the spring: The application to Internship II is in electronic format and can be accessed by clicking on the link below.  The due date for completing this application is the last Friday in September.

Internship II Application

Career Services Documents for Internship II Applicants

Please be aware that the Internship II Application that is linked above will request that you download, fill out, sign, and upload these two Career Services documents: Mini-Resume and Career Services Placement Credential Form.  It is a good idea to have these two Career Services documents, a photo of yourself, and the Personal Narrative (see section below) ready to be uploaded before you begin the application.  You will submit these documents within the Internship II Application. The two forms MUST be downloaded and opened with Adobe Reader to be able to sign them digitally.

Personal Narrative for Internship II Applicants

Internship II applicants will also need to write a Personal Narrative and submit it within the Internship II Application.  The personal narratives will be sent to our partner schools.  The principal and potential mentor teacher will read the narrative to help make a decision about whether or not they would like to accept the intern in their school.  Applicants should follow this example as a model for how one should be written and formatted: Example Personal Narrative.  It is imperative that the personal narrative has well-written content and is free of any grammatical and structural errors.  Internship II applicants should get someone to proofread it and/or utilize the UCA Writing Center for extra support in constructing the personal narrative.

Deadlines will be strictly enforced for completing all application materials.

Arrangements for Placements

The Coordinator of Middle/Secondary 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. After consulting with the principal and the mentor teacher, the district may accept or reject the request. If accepted, the district will contact the Coordinator of Middle/Secondary Field Experience confirming the placement with the name of the mentor teacher.

Registration

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 via the Policies page).

Orientation

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.

Attendance

If you are absent from Internship II, follow all handbook directions.  Contact all required individuals to alert them of your absence.  Be sure you also complete this form for each absence on the day of the absence:

Link to Form

Policies