Special Education Internship
Model. Reflect. Teach.
The Special Education Internship Program is an innovative way to engage and further develop aspiring special education teachers. Interns are current university/college students in their last year of school. During the program, interns will work collaboratively with a Master Teacher for an established time frame and reflect on effective instructional and behavioral strategies supportive of students with disabilities.
The intern experience will provide a realistic job-preview with embedded professional learning throughout the program. Professional learning will focus on instructional/behavioral strategies, trauma-informed instruction, and teacher effectiveness measures.
At the conclusion of the internship, if successful, interns will receive a stipend of $4,000.00 upon signing a contract to teach in a special education classroom.
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Learning By Observing
Interns will work alongside an experienced and dynamic special education teacher. The teacher will model effective instructional and behavioral strategies, help the intern apply the new knowledge/skills, and provide feedback.
Exploring the New Norm
Given the necessity for teachers to be agile, flexible, and prepared for anything, interns will be afforded the opportunity to engage in teaching that is delivered in various formats-- face-to-face and virtually.
Interns will then reflect on what was modeled, ask questions, and get feedback from the Mentor Teacher.
Bringing It All Together
Interns will commit to applying their new knowledge and skills by teaching in a special education classroom in an identified cluster/school. They will teach students with disabilities and have the opportunity to connect with their Mentor Teacher when needed.
November 29 - December 17, 2021
Interns will report to a school and work alongside an experienced special education teacher and learn how to effectively deliver instruction to students with disabilities in a virtual/face-to-face environment.
Successful Fall Interns will transition to a special education teaching position on January 5, 2022.
April 12 - May 26, 2022
Interns will work along side an experienced Mentor Teacher to learn the most effective instructional/behavioral practices and how to close-out the school year.
Successful Spring Interns will transition to a special education teaching position for the upcoming school year.
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Successful interns will earn a commitment stipend and transition into a special education teaching position upon graduating from their university/college and signing of a special education teaching contract.