Our students participate in a year-long internship during their senior year. Our two-stage internship gradually familiarizes you with real-world classrooms under the mentorship of dedicated, experienced public school teachers and a university supervisor.
Inclusive Education interns complete their internships in inclusive elementary classrooms working with students with and without disabilities. While their primary assignment will be with the elementary education teacher, interns will also have extensive experiences working with the exceptional children (EC) teacher across a range of settings.
While participating in Internship I, interns spend 15 hours a week in a K-6 public school classroom while taking courses at WCU. During Internship II, interns work in the same public school classroom full time, Mondays through Fridays. Interns are evaluated on the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards using the Certificate of Teaching Capacity.
To Learn More
For additional internship information and deadlines, visit the Office of Field Experience website.