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.
Rupendra Paliwal Named Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
June 21, 2016
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Rupendra Paliwal has been named provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Sacred Heart University. Paliwal has served as acting provost for the past six months. “In his short time as acting provost, Rupendra has demonstrated a collaborative leadership style focused on actions and outcomes. He has shown the ability to understand diverse viewpoints and to tackle tough and complex issues,” said SHU President John J. Petillo. “As our next provost, I am confident that Rupendra will assiduously promote our mission by working collaboratively to further strengthen the academic reputation of the University, its colleges and programs, while fostering a culture of innovation and experimentation.”
Sacred Heart Aims Spotlight on Future Literacy Leaders
May 26, 2016
FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University put the spotlight on reading and language arts recently with its fourth annual literacy conference, “Motivating through Literacy: Practice, Perspective, Promise.” The conference, which took place at the University’s Cambridge Commons in Trumbull, was orchestrated by Karen Waters, SHU’s program director for literacy in the Isabelle Farrington College of Education’s Department of Leadership and Literacy.
Sacred Heart University Celebrates 50th Commencement
May 15, 2016
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – More than 1,900 Sacred Heart University students began a new journey this weekend after receiving diplomas and words of advice and encouragement from business and religious leaders, scholars and classmates. President John J. Petillo reflected on the students’ past four years and how their time spent at the University transformed them in substance and in spirit. “Continue to chase your dreams unfettered by the naysayers. May the knowledge and experiences you gained here enable you to be women and men for others,” Petillo said.