Lois Libby, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Internship Program
The internship has been characterized as a year-long interview and has led to Connecticut teaching jobs for our candidates for over 25 years.
The intern candidate 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 will gain valuable experience through this opportunity to work in a school environment, build professional relationships and apply experience toward course instruction.
The Graduate Teacher Internship affords candidates the opportunity to complete teacher certification and/or master's degree program requirements in a supervised internship setting in a public school. Candidates receive 30 tuition credits toward their Sacred Heart University Education degree.
Internship to Include Certification and MAT
For candidates seeking both teaching certification and the master's (MAT) degree, the graduate advisor will recommend a schedule which includes initial coursework, application/acceptance of a one year internship 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 interning 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 interning 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 interning the next January and student teach during the following fall.
Candidates Already Certified
Candidates for the Master of Arts in Teaching 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 internship in either the fall or spring semester.
Students who are accepted into the internship program are required to sign a promissory note in which they agree to complete their internship. 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.
Jim Ziolkowski to Be Honored at CAPP Educators’ Breakfast
February 4, 2016
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Jim Ziolkowski, best-selling author, founder and CEO of non-profit organization buildOn, is this year’s honoree for Sacred Heart University’s Eighth Annual Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice (CAPP) Educator’s Communion Breakfast. He has been selected by CAPP to receive the award at Sacred Heart University on Sunday, March 13. The event is co-sponsored by CAPP and Sacred Heart University’s Isabelle Farrington College of Education.
Sacred Heart University Deemed a ‘Remarkable Value’
January 11, 2016
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The New England Journal of Higher Education (NEJHE) says a Sacred Heart University education is a great buy for students. The NEJHE, a publication put out by the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE), which promotes educational opportunities and services for New England residents, used data published in Boston magazine and the NEBHE to examine the tuition at private universities in New England to see which ones offered the best value.
Thomas W. Burnford to Speak at Annual CAPP Breakfast
January 6, 2016
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Thomas W. Burnford will be the keynote speaker at Sacred Heart University’s Eighth Annual Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice (CAPP) Educators’ Communion Breakfast on Sunday, March 13. His talk is titled “Why I Send My Kids to Catholic School.”