Teaching Internship – COUC 970

CG • Section 16WK • 11/10/2019 to 04/18/2020 • Modified 09/05/2023

Course Description

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.

Rationale

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 format. Particular attention is given to students’ professional growth and development during these supervised internship experiences.

Method of Instruction: This semester-long course is delivered using a digital synchronous format. Students attend 1.5 hours of weekly digital synchronous faculty group supervision over the duration of this course.

Course Assignment

Course Readings and Presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the candidate will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Hours

The student will 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 master's students in a 15-week course. The requirements for completion of the teaching internship will be documented in the Teaching Internship Agreement Form.

During the Internship, the student will also meet every week for 1.5 hour for group supervision with his/her faculty supervisor. The student must also obtain one hour per week of individual and/or triadic supervision throughout the Internship with his/her approved classroom Site Supervisor. Teaching Internship Supervisors must hold a doctoral degree in Counselor Education or related profession with equivalent qualifications. Supervising teachers at a non-Liberty site must have a doctoral degree in Counselor Education.

Advising Acknowledgement Quiz

The student 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. The student will need to identify the lesson theme description, learning outcomes, resources, class knowledge, strategies, and timeline. The student will need to create a lesson plan for each presentation in the course (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F, G).  

Video Presentation Assignments (2)

The student will examine their effectiveness in teaching the lessons planned and delivered in the class presentations. The student will use the provided self-evaluation questions to evaluate the class teaching. The student must address each question in the evaluation (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F, G).

The student 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. The student will need to identify the lesson theme description, learning outcomes, resources, class knowledge, strategies, and timeline. The student will need to create a lesson plan for each presentation in the course (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F, G).

Quiz: Liability Insurance Verification

The student must submit a copy of liability insurance in order to prove that he/she has 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

The student must submit a copy of the course syllabus for each of the courses he/she is 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 him/her 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 (CLO: A).

Quiz: Presentation Development Progress (9)

The purpose of these quizzes is to ensure the student reports 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.

Quiz: Student Evaluation of Their Site and Supervisor

As a stakeholder, the student has an important role in evaluating the effectiveness of his/her internship experience. Specifically, the intern can provide valuable feedback on the quality and effectiveness of his/her teaching site (i.e. course settings) and his/her faculty site supervisor. This allows the program to assess and improve these internship opportunities for the future. Therefore, the intern is asked to fill out an evaluation of his/her faculty supervisor and his/her teaching site for both the residential and online course at the end of the Teaching Internship (CLO: A).

Quiz: Intern Self-Evaluation of Teaching

The intern must complete a self-evaluation at the end of his/her Teaching Internship. There are two parts of this assignment. In the first part, the student will download the Quiz: Intern Self-Evaluation of Teaching Template and rate him/herself across a range of activities completed for his/her doctoral teaching internship experience. Once the student has completed this portion of the evaluation, he/she will fill in the total score, average score, and the total number of each Likert score selected information. In addition, the student will respond to two essay questions in the quiz (CLO: A, B, G).

Quiz: Student Evaluation of the Teaching Intern

The intern must provide his/her master’s students with the opportunity to fill out the Evaluation of the Teaching Intern form at the end of their Teaching Internship. For this course, use the Quiz: Student Evaluation of the Teaching Intern Template. The student intern will provide each master's level student with the form well in advance of the submission due date.  The student intern will collect the completed evaluations in one file and upload the document to the quiz. Please coordinate the distribution of the forms with the faculty site supervisor (CLO: A). 

Quiz: Supervisor Final Evaluation

The student must obtain a final evaluation from his/her faculty site supervisor at the end of the Teaching Internship and Supervision Internship. Please provide the Quiz: Supervisor Final Evaluation – Teaching Template to the supervisor well in advance of the submission due date.  The student will upload a completed evaluation in the quiz (CLO: A, B, D, E, F, G). 

Quiz: Teaching Internship Summary Log

The purpose of of this assignment is to provide documentation that you have completed the 200 hours required to complete the teaching internship.  This assignment requires a weekly summary of hours. However, the student is not required to submit daily logs. 

Quiz: Dispositions Reflection

This quiz will allow the student to reflect on the 9 dispositions required for the program.