The course provides field experience, practical applications of the discipline, and opportunities for vocational development.
For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
The internship gives the student the opportunity to gain a working knowledge of the TESL field, and it enables him/her to be competitive in the job market upon graduation.
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module 1.
Signed Internship Agreement Assignment
At the beginning of the internship, the student must read the Internship Agreement Form. The student must abide by all rules and standards of conduct outlined in the contract throughout the duration of the internship. After reading through the form, the student must sign the document, along with his/her faculty advisor and internship supervisor, and submit it via the course submission link.
Internship Update and Signed Log Assignments (6)
Students in this internship are required to complete and track 150 hours of teaching, planning, creating curriculum, and observation at an approved organization site under the direct supervision of a TESL credentialed supervisor using the Internship Update and Signed Log. Throughout the course, the student must submit 6 Internship Update and Signed Logs. Each submission must contain a brief written overview of the work or research completed over the previous module of the internship. Each overview must be only 1 paragraph. In addition, the student must submit a work log of all the hours completed over the previous module. Each log must be signed by the student’s internship supervisor. A template for this assignment is available within the course.
Supervisor Evaluation Assignment
At the end of the internship, the student’s internship supervisor must complete the Supervisor Evaluation Form. This form is available within the course. The supervisor must completely fill out the form, sign it, and give it to the student, who will submit it in the course for the faculty advisor to review.
Final Paper Assignment
The Final Paper must be 8–10 pages and can be completed in one of two ways. The paper can be a research paper springing from the student’s internship work/research. Alternatively, it can be a detailed reflection on the student’s overall experience throughout the internship.