For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
Because experiential learning is one of the most effective means to develop professionally, an internship is required of all candidates seeking a state license in education. Jesus modeled with His disciples the value of a mentoring relationship. Following His example, both a university instructor and an on-site supervisor will mentor the intern through this 16-week internship.
Assigned readings and presentations
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the candidate will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the candidate will complete 4 Discussions in the course. The candidate is required to post 1 thread of 400–500 words. The candidate must post 2 substantive replies of 200–250 words.
Licensure Exam Scores Assignment
The candidate will upload evidence of passing scores on all required licensure exams to both Canvas and LiveText.
Intern Information Assignment
The candidate will complete an information form available in the course and submit it along with a .pdf of his/her practicum hourly log from Livetext and a scanned copy of his/her onsite supervisor’s license in school administration. Those interning in a private school will also scan and submit a copy of the school’s accreditation certificate.
Accountability Protocol Project Assignment
The Accountability Protocol Project is a benchmark assessment for the School Building-Level Administration internship course. It emphasizes accountability and monitoring of progress. The project is completed in collaboration with an onsite mentor and is intended to be relevant to specific school needs in a real setting and also to be meaningful to interns as a means of experiencing and practicing leadership skills. This project will focus on a specific P-12 candidate achievement measurable objective and the protocol that will be developed to address the measurable objective set forth by the intern and the mentor.
The candidate who are interested in a teaching or advanced state license must complete a Virginia Department of Education approved program. To be eligible for verification forms for other states, the licensure office must verify that the candidate have completed one of our approved licensure programs. Programs that lead to licensure will involve coursework, licensure tests, and student teaching or internship. One specific way to ensure all candidates meet these requirements is the development of the Portfolio in LiveText. During this course, the candidate will build a portfolio within LiveText. The organization of the portfolio is to follow the template provided on the LiveText Dashboard.
A passing grade on the portfolio is required in order to pass the course. The template for the portfolio is segmented into Parts and the candidate should be working on the parts throughout the course. Check-in quizzes are integrated throughout the course, so that the candidate is actively building this assignment throughout the entire term.
This portfolio is competency based. This portfolio must include artifacts that provide evidence of the candidate's competency. For each section in which the candidate attaches artifacts (Parts C, E, and F), the candidate must introduce these artifacts with a brief paragraph explaining how the attached artifacts demonstrate candidate competency. Being a competency-based portfolio, the evident theme throughout should be the integration of the standards.
Field Experience Summary Assignment
The candidate will upload his/her field experience documentation to both Canvas and LiveText.
The candidate will complete numerous quizzes in the course. Some quizzes will ensure the candidate confirms all licensure requirements are met and submitted in LiveText. In addition, some of these quizzes will ensure the candidate is actively working on the Portfolio Assignment that must be submitted at the end of the term. Lastly, some quizzes will cover the internship requirements. All quizzes have unique instructions provided to ensure the candidate is working on and submitted the correct information. Quiz point values range from 5 points to 50 points depending on the quiz requirements.
Licensure Quizzes are as follows:
Quiz: Child Abuse Prevention Training
Quiz: CPR, Basic First Aid, and AED Training
Portfolio Quizzes are as follows:
Quiz: Portfolio: Part A - Worldview Essay
Quiz: Portfolio: Part B - Resume
Quiz: Portfolio: Part C - Competency Activities
Quiz: Portfolio Progress Check
Quiz: Portfolio: Part D - Professional Growth
Quiz Portfolio: Part E - Course Benchmarks
Quiz Portfolio: Part F - Accountability Protocol Project
Quiz: Portfolio: Part H - Licensure Test Scores
Quiz: Building Your Portfolio
Internship Quizzes are as follows:
Quiz: Advanced Internship Assessment - Mid-Term
Quiz: Advanced Internship Assessment - Final
Quiz: Program Completer Contact Survey