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.
Partnership with Code.org Brings Coding to K-12 Students
November 2, 2018
Sacred Heart University has become the official partner of Code.org in Connecticut, joining a nationwide network that supports efforts to expand access to computer science in K-12 schools. Code.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding computer science access to younger students and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Its vision is to ensure that every student has the chance to learn computer science, just like they do biology, chemistry or algebra, according to its website. The organization provides curriculum for K-12 computer science in school districts across the nation.
Education and Health Systems in Russia, Uganda and Vietnam
October 29, 2018
The Global Education & Health Lecture Series presents Education and Health Systems in Russia, Uganda and Vietnam on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 7:30-9 p.m. (reception at 7 p.m.) in the Schine Auditorium - 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield. Guest speakers will include: Daria Artemeva, M.D., a neurologist from Kazan State Medical University, Russia; Duong Duy Khoa, M.D., a physician at Cho Ray Hospital, Vietnam; Emmanuel Dennis Morgan, M.D., a resident pathologist at Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda; Nguyen Thanh Nam, M.D., a pulmonologist at Cho Ray Hospital, Vietnam.The event is free, but registration is required.
Sacred Heart Faculty Institute Welcomes AI Experts
October 12, 2018
As far as we know, there were no humanoids amid the full house of educators who gathered October 9 at Sacred Heart University for a discussion on “Artificial Intelligence—Applications and Implications.” Rupendra Paliwal, SHU’s provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, and Cenk Erdil, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, moderated the session. It featured five leading experts from the AI field: Jerry Smith, vice president of data sciences and AI strategy at Cognizant; Kathy McGroddy-Goetz, head of strategic partnerships at Medidata Solutions; Lin Zhou, master inventor and program director of Education Innovation at IBM Watson Education; Emily Reid, principal of E.E. Reid Consulting, LLC; and Hugh Seaton, CEO, Aquinas Learning, Inc.