Lois Libby, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Internship Program
Cambridge - 2-E-09
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 33 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 June 1st 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 October 1st 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 February 1st 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 Who Are 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 33-credits of tuition. They are subject to tuition bills for any credits required after completion of the initial 33 credits.
Frabutt Speaks on Youth Violence for 2015 Hesburgh Lecture
November 6, 2015
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Youth violence, particularly in schools, seems to be on the rise…or is it? Jim Frabutt, a faculty member in the Alliance for Catholic Education and Fellow in the Institute for Educational Initiatives, explored the subject in Sacred Heart University’s 2015 Hesburgh Lecture Series in a talk titled “Community Safety and Youth Violence Prevention: A Focus on School.”
SHU Makes the Top Ten for Graduate Starting Salaries in CT
October 21, 2015
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – SHU students and alumni now have another reason to believe in the powerful outcome of a Sacred Heart education. This month, the financial technology company SmartAsset released the findings of a new study that ranks SHU as one of the top 10 Connecticut schools by starting salary of its graduates.
12 Distinguished Graduates Honored with 2015 Alumni Awards
October 13, 2015
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Twelve distinguished Sacred Heart University alumni will be honored at the annual Alumni Awards Ceremony on Friday, October 16, at the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts. These awards are given each year to recognize exemplary individuals who demonstrate a commitment to excellence in their daily lives. They use their professional skills, creative talents and humanistic strengths to make a difference in their communities and careers.