ERIC Number: ED117095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The Union University "Early Bird" Internship Program in Teacher Education.
Union Univ., Jackson, TN.
The Early Bird Internship Program in Teacher Education at Union University was developed to give the sophomore student a general field orientation to the whole school program prior to the senior student teaching program. In partial fulfillment of the requirements for a beginning course for all prospective teachers taken near the end of the sophomore year, the student spends a 20-hour internship in a local elementary or secondary school. During the internship, the student becomes exposed to a broad range of experiences which acquaint him/her with the many complex operations of elementary and secondary schools. The student works in the principal's and counselor's offices, assists the classroom teachers with their tasks, works with student government and parent-teacher groups, and becomes involved in other school activities. During the internship, the student keeps an hourly log on all his/her activities and experiences. At the end of the 20-hour period, the principal of the school to which the student is assigned and the Union University instructor make a joint evaluation of the student's internship and his log. (Information concerning program objectives, personnel, budget, contribution to teacher education, and evaluation methods and results is included in this report.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Union Univ., Jackson, TN.