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:
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
4. Career Services Placement Credential Form
5. Recommendation for Internship II
6. Personal Narrative: 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 three (3) clean copies of your narrative collated and stapled.
Deadlines will be strictly enforced for completing all application materials.
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 Pamphlet via the Policies section).
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
Philosophy of Education
Observed Lessons 1, 2, 3, and 4
Observed Videotaped Lesson & Reflection – Submit this assignment with reflection of Lesson #3
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.
Impact on Student Learning
ISL Walkthrough Video (Excel Example with Sample Data)
Professional Growth Plan
Guidance and Behavior Instructional Plan
ELSE Reflective Journal Assignment