Internship Requirements

Spring 2018 Internship Information

Welcome, Spring 2018 Final Interns, Program Faculty, Clinical Supervisors, and Collaborating Teachers. Below are information and resources to assist you during your internship experience.

Interns, please read all of this information carefully.

Table of Contents

Clinical Education Contacts
Program Contacts for Final Internship
Registration
Internship Start Dates and Orientations
College of Education Handbook and Terms of Enrollment Form

Internship Events Schedule
Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) Requirements 
Final Summative Evaluation
Cooperating/Collaborating/Professional Practice Partner - Tuition Waiver for Supervision Guidelines and Procedures

For more information, please contact:

Kathryn Boney
Clinical Education Coordinator
DAC 101
boney@usf.edu

Dianne Wood
Administrative Specialist
DAC 101
wood@usf.edu

Program Contacts for Final Internship

Counselor Education Cindy Topdemir ctopdemi@usf.edu
Early Childhood Education Sophia Han han1@usf.edu
Elementary Education:
Cohort
Margaret Krause krause1@usf.edu 

Elementary Education:
Masters of Arts in Teaching

Katie Tricarico ktricarico@usf.edu
Middle Grades Math/Science:
Helios Middle School Residency Program
Cheryl Ellerbrock ellerbro@usf.edu
Music Education Jennifer Bugos bugosj@usf.edu
Physical Education Sarah Flory sbflory@usf.edu
Secondary Education
(English, Foreign Language, Math,
Science and Social Studies)
Laura Sabella lsabella@usf.edu
Special Education Elizabeth Doone edoone@usf.edu

Registration

Be sure to register for the appropriate number of credit hours for internship. If you are unsure about how many hours for which you should register, please contact your academic advisor in Student Academic Services (EDU 106, 813-974-2979).

Internship Start Dates and Orientation Sessions

See below for dates and times for internship orientations by program. If your program is not listed, contact your program faculty to find out when and where your orientation will be held. 

Program Orientation Internship Start Date
Elementary Education: Urban Teacher Residency Partnership Program N/A January 8
Early Childhood Education January 10 - Senior Seminar January 8 or 9, depending on the school
Elementary Education: Masters of Arts in Teaching Students January 9 January 8
Music Education First Day of Seminar District Start Date
Physical Education January 8 January 9
Secondary Education (English, Foreign Language, Math, Science, Social Studies) January 10 at 9 a.m. in TECO Hall (EDU Building) January 11
Special Education January 10 January 16


College of Education Final Internship Handbook

The College of Education Final Internship Handbook outlines college-wide guidelines and policies pertinent to all programs and internship stakeholders. Each program will also provide an internship guide, handbook, or syllabus what will outline specific program expectations, activities, and program specific policies for your internship experience. ALL interns are required to read the College of Education Final Internship Handbook, then complete the Terms of Enrollment form found here. You must return the Terms of Enrollment form to Dianne Wood, unless otherwise specified by your program.

IMPORTANT: ALL interns are required to read the College of Education Final Internship Handbook, then complete the Terms of Enrollment form linked below. You must complete the Terms of Enrollment form before you will be permitted to enter your internship. Please complete the form by December 31, 2017 to prevent any delay.

College of Education Final Internship Handbook 
Terms of Enrollment Agreement Form for Final Internship

Internship Event Schedule

View the Spring 2018 Internship Event Schedule

Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) Requirements

College of Education Interns can access information regarding FTCE or the USF Testing Services site for Spring 2018 test deadlines and registration information. Interns must pass both FTCE subject and professional area tests prior to completing their final internship and graduating in May 2018. A copy of your passing FTCE subject and professional area tests scores must be received by your Academic Advisor in the Student Academic Services Office, EDU 106 by 5:00 p.m. the Friday prior to commencement.

Any intern who does not submit passing FTCE Professional and Subject Area Exam scores to their Academic Advisor in the Student Academic Services Office, EDU 106 by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018 will not be cleared to graduate. Subsequently, students will only be cleared to officially graduate when passing scores are submitted and received by your Academic Advisor in the Student Academic Services Office. It takes several weeks to receive your official FTCE test scores. Please make sure to register so that you have enough time to receive your passing FTCE scores by the May 4, 2018 deadline.

Visit the USF FTCE Support Resource Website

Certification and Job Resources

Here you will find information about the teacher certification process as well as resources for obtaining a teaching position upon completion of your program. 

Final Summative Evaluation

All final interns will be evaluated throughout the internship using the Danielson Framework and Rubric from Hillsborough County Public Schools. A final summative evaluation report will be prepared by the collaborating teacher and university supervisor, and this evaluation will be shared with the intern and the Office of Continuous Improvement and Support. The final summative evaluation report will be submitted through Chalk and Wire:

Chalk and Wire

IMPORTANT: All interns will need to have an active Chalk and Wire account. If you need to renew your Chalk and Wire, follow the link to the College of Education Chalk and Wire page.

Chalk and Wire Help Desk
Location: EDU 262
Phone: 813-974-4422
Website
Email: chalkandwirehelp@coedu.usf.edu

Cooperating/Collaborating/Professional Practice Partner - Tuition Waiver for Supervision Guidelines and Procedures

In recognition for their dedicated work with a USF Final Intern, host teachers are eligible to receive a tuition waiver for six credit hours of tuition credit at any Florida state university in one semester. To obtain your tuition waiver, visit this page and download the Intern Certificate of Participation Guidelines and Procedures for Pre-Service Collaborating Teachers and the Certificate of Participation Requisition form. Follow the instructions provided to complete and submit the requisition form. Note the deadlines to submit these forms each semester.