Post baccalaureate education students on certification plans and those seeking graduate certification through the VOICE program who secure teaching positions may do internships instead of student teaching. The positions must be at accredited schools in the area and at the level in which the students are seeking certification. Students must qualify for their respective programs before entering into an internship.
To serve an internship, the student must:
- be admitted to the Post-Baccalaureate certification or VOICE program
- complete and submit the necessary paper work
- contact the Director of Field Experience
- and enroll in the appropriate courses
An Internship provides high-quality professional development that is sustained, intensive, and classroom-focused in order to have a positive and lasting impact on classroom instruction before and while teaching. It also allows the candidate to function as a teacher of record for a specified period of time while providing supervision that consists of structured guidance and regular ongoing support so that the candidate can demonstrate satisfactory progress toward full certification as prescribed by the State.
VOICE (Victoria Online Initial Certification for Educators)