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Student Internships

Senior Internships

The Volusia County School District partners with colleges/universities to provide student teaching experiences for undergraduate and graduate students seeking to enter the education profession. Senior internships are fully loaded programs with implementation of strategy, method, planning and classroom management delivery embedded in a 8-16 week program. This program enables completion of a degree in education at an approved institution. Colleges or Universities who wish to place student candidates with a Clinical Ed Teacher cooperating in Volusia County School District must complete a cooperation agreement with our HR department. To begin the cooperation agreement please contact Joanne Hulsey: j‚Äčrhulsey@volusia.k12.fl.us
 
All senior level, guidance and administrative/graduate students seeking to intern with the Volusia County School District must complete the online process via our Search Soft Application. 

 Technical Assistance for Application

(UCF students only) must submit an Internship Request Form  to the district's recruitment department. UCF professors will assist senior interns with this process.. All UCF students must complete the online application as well. 
Once applications are received and processed as completed, directions for fingerprinting will be sent to the senior intern.
Placement procedures will begin after fingerprinting has cleared. VCS recruitment team will seek placement with school administrators/teachers.
Students will be notified by the cooperating college or university professor of their placement. The cooperating professor and cooperating teacher will coordinate program requirements ensuring student interns receive the full benefits of their internship.

Supervising Teacher Requirements

Cooperating teachers who host a senior intern must have Clinical Ed Training documentation on file with Volusia County Schools Professional Development. Please contact Alice Partlow if you have questions: apartlo@volusia.k12.fl.us . Teachers should expect that senior interns will work towards all inclusive teacher duties such as: lesson planning, classroom management, non high stakes testing implementation, student performance evaluations and parent conferences under the supervision of the cooperating teacher. Teachers will work closely with college/university cooperating professors to ensure student interns are receiving appropriate practice with skills and methods needed to complete the program.

Benefits

  • Exposure to current educational prep practices.
  • Renewal of enthusiasm of teaching.
  • Opportunities to share your talent, best practices and ideology of education.
  • Collaboration with college/university professionals in the education.
  • Mentoring next generation educators.
  • Possibility of tuition waivers for college courses.
  • Establishing camaraderie and philosophies with new educators.
  • Validation of career goals, outcomes and personal experiences.
  • Promotion of self with evaluative methods and expansion of your perspectives on education
  • Providing colleges/universities with actual settings and demonstrations for real life teaching experiences.

 Sample College or University Internship Requirements

Junior Internships/Field Experience 

Students completing field observations and other similar college requirements will be processed as volunteers through the district's Volunteer/Partnership Programs VIPS Department using the program RAPTOR accessed from any school site. Students and cooperating professors may reach contact schools, teachers and administrators for consideration of placement and observation hours. 

For information regarding the volunteer process contact Annette Hood at 386-255-6475 ext. 38381 or iahood@volusia.k12.fl.us .

Junior Internship Information

Teachers accepting students into their classrooms for field observations are not required to have Clinical Ed Training.

Bethune-Cookman University

Daytona State College 

Stetson University

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