Field and Clinical Education
Frequently Asked Questions
INTERNSHIP FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The final internship is one of the last steps in your program for becoming a teacher. It provides an extended hands-on experience in a classroom setting.
College of Education majors who apply by the deadline (Internship Event Schedule) and meet eligibility criteria of their programs. Consult with your advisor for program completion requirements.
Internship is at minimum one full semester.
Internship is Monday through Friday, and an intern is required to follow the same schedule as his/her assigned teacher.
Applications are due in January for Fall internships and June for Spring internships. Application forms are available in November for Fall internships and in April for the following Spring Internships.
Placement information is sent approximately one month prior to the beginning of internship; however, the College of Education depends on each county to provide the placement information.
Your internship placement will depend on your program. Contact your Program Coordinator regarding the approved counties.
The non-public school must meet accreditation requirements and adhere to the Sunshine State curriculum guidelines. The teacher must be certified in the same field as the intern's degree program. The teacher must also have at least three years teaching experience and have taken a clinical training course. The decision will be made by your Program Coordinator in conjunction with the Director of Field and Clinical Education. Please contact your Program Coordinator with any questions.
No, interns may not intern at a school where they have attended or have family attending or employed. This can create a conflict of interest where the role of the intern may be compromised.
No, placements are made by the school district in partnership with your Program Coordinator. School districts have asked that we not have the interns call and make special requests. Interns should not contact districts or make special requests.
There is a special place for information regarding extenuating circumstances in the application packet. School Districts will consider that information, if at all possible.