Graduate Teacher Internship Option

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Eva Magnuson
Tel: 203-371-7884

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Co-Director Contact

Lois Libby, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Internship Program
Cambridge - 2-E-09
Tel: 203-365-7636
Fax: 203-365-7513

Co-Director Contact

Michael Giarratano, MAT
Co-Director, Internship Program
Cambridge - 2-E-11
Tel: 203-365-4707
Fax: 203-365-7513

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
  • tutoring
  • 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.

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Internship to Include Certification and MAT

Graduate Program Left ImageFor 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.

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