Deadline: February 17, 2022
Educational Internship Program Career Exploration (Grades 10-11)
Sophomores and juniors who are interested in pursuing a career in teaching will engage in several career exploration activities including shadowing mentor teachers across various grade levels in elementary and middle schools, examining teaching practices and student learning, developing lessons and activities for students, meeting with representatives from various colleges and universities to discuss general policies and the requirements for a degree in teaching or education, developing a resume, and participating in career-focused competitions at the regional and state level. Students will participate in field experiences at an elementary or middle school one or two days each week. During other class times, students will engage in learning activities and reflection at the high school. All students participating in EIP must adhere to the policies and procedures of their cooperating schools and classrooms as well as their high school.
Educational Internship Program Theory and Practice
This college level course is intended for seniors who are considering pursuing teaching as a profession. Students will be assigned a classroom in the district in order to gain teaching experience as they assist the mentor teacher with classroom preparation, tutoring, small group learning activities, and whole group instruction. Students will also engage in pedagogical studies and instructional projects that explore classroom culture, literacy, theories of learning, and other educational issues. Strategies are aligned to local, state, and national standards for college and career readiness.
Educational Internship Program Field Experience
During the second semester of EIP, interns will assist their cooperating teachers with classroom preparation, tutoring, and instructional activities related to lesson design and assessment. Students will also explore the roles of diversity and differentiation in the contemporary classroom. Strategies are aligned to local, state, and national standards for college and career readiness.