The internship, our school-based experience for pre-service teachers, has been characterized as a year-long interview and has led to Connecticut teaching jobs for our candidates for over 25 years.
Participants in the School-based Experience will provide instructional assistance under the support of a school administrator for such tasks as:
- Substitute teaching
- Grade level assistance
- guiding small instructional groups
- chaperoning field trips
- leading school projects based on personal talents and expertise
- conducting remediation lessons as recommended in learning plans
Candidates gain valuable experience through this opportunity to work in a school environment, build professional relationships and apply experience toward course instruction.
The Graduate Teacher School-based Experience affords candidates the opportunity to complete teacher certification and/or master's degree program requirements in a supervised setting in a public school. Candidates receive 30 tuition credits toward their Sacred Heart University Education degree.
School-based Experience to Include Certification and MAT
For candidates seeking both teaching certification and the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree, the graduate advisor will recommend a schedule which includes initial coursework, application/acceptance of a one year school-based experience starting in either the fall or spring semester, completion of coursework for certification including student teaching and ultimately completion of coursework for the MAT:
- Candidates whose application is completed by August 1 will be eligible to be considered for admission to the Summer II or Fall classes. Candidates admitted to the fall semester class will likely begin their school-based experience in the spring semester and student teach during the following fall.
- Candidates whose application is completed by December 1 will be eligible to be considered for admission to Winter Intensive or Spring classes. Candidates admitted in January will likely begin their school-based experience the next fall semester and student teach during the following spring.
- Candidates whose application is complete by May 1 will be eligible to start classes in May Intensive, Summer I or Summer II. Candidates admitted to summer classes will likely begin their school-based experience the next January and student teach during the following fall.
Candidates Already Certified
Candidates for the Master of Education who hold teaching certificates may also take advantage of our internship. Candidates must meet with an advisor to develop a plan of study and can apply immediately for a one year school-based experience in either the fall or spring semester.
Students who are accepted into the School-based Experience program are required to sign a promissory note in which they agree to complete their School-based Experience program. This entitles them to 30-credits of tuition. They are subject to tuition bills for any credits required after completion of the initial 30 credits.
Sacred Heart Faculty Earns Tenure, Promotions
June 4, 2018
Sacred Heart University has awarded tenure and promotions to seven faculty members. Additionally, nine other professors earned separate promotions. Tenure was awarded to Tenure awarded to Bernadette Boyle, Colleen Butler-Sweet, Walker K. Hughen, Cara Erdheim Kilgallen, Gordon Purves, Tuvana Rua and William Yousman.
Class of 2022 is Most Academically Talented in School History
May 18, 2018
Sacred Heart University’s class of 2022 will be the most academically talented in the history of the 55-year-old University. Continuing its rise as one of the top 10 fastest-growing Catholic universities in America over the last decade (Chronicle of Higher Education), more than 1,550 students have committed to enroll as first-time freshmen at the University in the fall. This represents an 80 percent increase in full-time freshman enrollment dating back to the fall 2012 semester.
More than 2,000 Graduate from Sacred Heart University in Weekend Exercises
May 13, 2018
More than 2,000 Sacred Heart University students embarked on a new phase in their lives this weekend after receiving diplomas and words of advice and encouragement from leaders, scholars and classmates. The SHU class of 2018 includes 1,217 undergraduates who will have earned bachelor’s degrees and 1,130 graduate students who will have earned master’s degrees, professional certificates and doctorates.