Internship is a period of extended and intensive field study experience. Interns cannot receive credit for a university course taken during the internship and should take a leave of absence from other employment during the time period.
Interns will be placed in a school for sixteen weeks possibly with a cluster of other interns and their cooperating teachers, where they will work closely with cooperating teacher(s) and internship facilitator.
During this field study experience, interns are expected to develop beginning-teacher professional competencies through working with their cooperating teacher(s) to help grade school students learn.
This collaborative work is intended to be holistic in nature, meaning that interns are encouraged to focus on finding a balance in their intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being when choosing and setting professional goals and in meeting the goals of the program.
Cooperating teachers and internship facilitators will serve as trusted advisors and 'critical friends' who listen, support and help to analyze and solve problems.
When possible, clusters of interns and cooperating teachers can form a Professional Learning Community (PLC) in the school, which can also serve as an advisory group working together to enhance student learning.
For additional information contact:
College of Education
28 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan