The doctoral internship is designed to provide students with supervised experiences that reflect the activities of a regularly employed professional in the field of counselor education. All doctoral interns must have internship experiences in teaching, supervision and one additional doctoral competency (counseling, research, or leadership/advocacy). Under the guidance of faculty, the primary focus of the teaching internship is to help doctoral students develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required for ethical and competent practice in their role of educating counselor trainees in the field of counselor education.
For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
The doctoral internship experience is considered one of the capstone events in the doctoral students’ program of study. Under the mentorship of faculty, doctoral interns continue to develop the personal qualities, characteristics, and behaviors of an educator as they transition from “Doctoral Student” to “Counselor Educator.” To this end, doctoral internships are designed to provide students with supervised experiences that reflect the activities of a regularly employed professional in the field of counselor education. As future faculty, this course provides students with the opportunity to gain supervised experience in the activities required of an instructor of an entry-level counseling course. To ensure that the internship provides students with a well-rounded experience, students will have teaching experiences in both a residential and online instructional formats. Particular attention is given to students’ professional growth and development during this supervised internship experiences.
Method of Instruction: This course consists of 1.5 hours of weekly group supervision delivered via WebEx over the entire duration of this 16-week course.
Course Readings and Presentations
Complete 200 total hours in activities associated with teaching master’s students both in a classroom and online setting. To conceptualize the 200 hours, it would be equivalent to teaching masters students in a 16 week course and one online 8-Week course. The requirements for completion of the teaching internship will be documented in the Teaching Internship Agreement Form.
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the candidate will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
Quiz: Liability Insurance Verification
Students must submit a copy of liability insurance in order to prove that they have maintained liability insurance throughout the Practicum and the three Internship courses. No student may begin or remain in practicum or an internship without appropriate liability insurance.
Quiz: Syllabus Co-Instructor Verification
Students must submit a copy of the course syllabus for each of the courses they are co-instructing – a residential syllabus and online syllabus. The purpose of this is two-fold. First, the student's name on the syllabus will allow students to verify that they have been designated as a co-instructor or teaching intern. Second, the syllabus is a contract with the students in the course; thus, the syllabus provides the foundation for how an instructor teaches the course, including course description, required texts and resources, learning outcomes, assignment instructions and grading rubrics, all course policies and procedures, and classroom expectations. Thus, it is essential that all students carefully read and follow this guiding document.
Quiz: Presentation Development Progress (9)
The purpose of these quizzes is to ensure students report acknowledgement of weekly progress on the Teaching Presentation Lesson Plan Assignments and Video Presentation Assignments through 1 true/false question on the quiz. There are 9 quizzes throughout the course.
Teaching Presentation Lesson Plan Assignment (2)
Students will use the Teaching Presentation Lesson Plan Template or a similar lesson plan template to plan for the 30-minute lesson that will be recorded. Students will need to identify the lesson theme description, learning outcomes, resources, class knowledge, strategies, and timeline. Students will need to create a lesson plan for each presentation in the course.
Video Presentation Assignment (2)
Students will examine their effectiveness in teaching the lessons planned and delivered in the class presentations. Students will use the provided self-evaluation questions to evaluate the class teaching. Students must address each question in the evaluation.
Quiz: Student Evaluation of Their Site and Supervisor
As stakeholders, students have an important role in evaluating the effectiveness of their internship experience. Specifically, interns can provide valuable feedback on the quality and effectiveness of your teaching and supervision sites (i.e. course settings) and your faculty site supervisors. This allows the program to assess and improve these internship opportunities for the future. Therefore, interns are asked to fill out an evaluation of their faculty supervisor and their teaching or supervision site at the end of their Teaching Internship and Supervision Internship.
Quiz: Intern Self-Evaluation of Teaching
Interns must complete a self-evaluation at the end of their Teaching Internship and Supervision Internship. There are two parts of this assignment. In the first part, students will download the Quiz: Intern Self-Evaluation Teaching Template and rate themselves across a range of activities completed for the doctoral teaching or supervision internship experience. Once students have completed this portion of the evaluation, they will fill in the total score, average score, and the total number of each Likert score selected information. In addition, students will respond to two essay questions in the quiz.
Quiz: Student Evaluation of the Teaching Intern
Interns must provide their master’s students with the opportunity to fill out an evaluation of the Teaching Intern or Supervision Intern at the end of their Teaching Internship and Supervision Internship. There are two templates for students to review and use: Quiz: Student Evaluation of the Teaching Intern – Teaching Template and the Quiz: Student Evaluation of the Teaching Intern – Supervision Template. Student interns will provide each master level student with the appropriate template well in advance of the submission due date. Student interns will collect the completed evaluations in one file and upload the document to the quiz.
Quiz: Dispositions Reflection
This quiz will allow students to reflect on the 9 dispositions required for the program.
Quiz: Supervisor Final Evaluation
Students must obtain a final evaluation from their faculty site supervisor at the end of their Teaching Internship and Supervision Internship. Please provide either the Quiz: Supervisor Final Evaluation – Teaching Template or the Quiz: Supervisor Final Evaluation – Supervisor Template to the supervisor well in advance of the submission due date. Students will upload a completed evaluation in the quiz.