ERIC Number: ED160545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Graduate Teaching Intern Program.
Rinehart, Alice D.
The Graduate Intern Program for elementary and secondary school teachers at Lehigh University provides an advanced-level means of entry into teaching for persons holding a bachelor's degree, knowledge of a major subject, and experience of other employment, community service, parenthood, and/or travel. The program consists of 36 course credits in academic, clinical, and field experiences, which fulfill both state requirements for teacher certification and university requirements for a master's degree. Secondary school interns earn an M.A. in secondary education; elementary interns earn an M.Ed. in elementary education. It includes a paid internship, which helps with the cost of graduate study. There are two major justifications for the program. It provides an alternate and feasible means of entry into teaching for mature and experienced persons who did not choose undergraduate education courses but who now have a strong interest in teaching. An important and distinctive feature of the program is employment as a full-time intern teacher with complete responsibility for the classroom, under supervision from the university for one school year. Appended to this report are the curricula for both the elementary and the secondary programs. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA. School of Education.