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About the Elementary Internship

Across the internship year, course offerings and experiences in schools are designed to support interns in working to meet successfully a set of Standards for Teacher Preparation that represent the knowledge, skills, commitments and dispositions needed to be an effective and responsible beginning teacher in today’s schools.


The year-long internship is organized in seven “phases” that represent different types of experiences and different types of support that will be needed to guide the intern’s professional learning across the year.

Guided Lead Teaching (Fall)

Phase OneLearning about the Classroom, Children and Curriculum
Phase TwoGuided Lead Teaching
Phase ThreeLooking Back and Planning for the Future

Lead Teaching (Spring)

Phase FourPreparation for Lead Teaching
Phase Five Transition to Lead Teaching
Phase Six Lead Teaching
Phase SevenPhasing Out