Administrative Internship for Ed.S. and Ph.D. - Building Level - Educational Administration



EDA 736

The Internship in Educational Administration is designed to allow the student to obtain a variety of experiences/opportunities for investigation. The student and instructor shall jointly devise a plan for the internship experience. This internship is designed for students pursuing a Specialist or Doctorate in Educational Administration and Supervision who have arranged an internship in elementary and secondary education settings with an approved On-Site Mentor Supervisor.



3 hours. Intensive field experience in administrative problems from the standpoint of chief school officer under the supervision of practitioner/mentor and university faculty coordinator.


Relationship of this course to the curriculum/program sequence:  Core course, culmination course for Specialist’s degree. This is a Specialist/Doctoral building level leadership course.



 Upon completion of this course, students shall be able to:

Accept genuine responsibility for leading, facilitating, and making decisions
Apply skills and knowledge articulated from the standards
Apply these skills and knowledge in a wide range of settings
Work collaboratively with a team to determine strengths and weaknesses

TEACHING TECHNIQUES/METHODS USED IN COURSE:  Guided teaching and one-on-one instruction, reflective practice. Communication to and from the instructor will be available via Horizon Wimba, WebCT, email, and phone.


Technology Competencies: Students are expected to demonstrate mastery and appropriate application of related technology competencies as determined by the Department of Educational Leadership and School Counseling.  Those competencies include word processing, PowerPoint, online research, email, WebCT, Horizon Wimba, and spreadsheet. Students are expected to be able to access high-speed internet services.



Student will complete 125 clock hours of intern activities over a semester at multiple sites including appropriate community organizations such as social service groups and local businesses. At least one-fourth of the total hours will be conducted in a secondary site overseeing a different age group.
Student will, in cooperation with University clinical instructor and site-coordinator (mentors), develop a plan of action for the internship.
Student will create a log of activities, recording activities and time supervising/involved in the activity.  The log should be certified by the site supervisor.
Student will submit a monthly reflective journal.
Student will chat online with instructor and classmates.
Student will be evaluated by On-Site Mentors.
Student will be evaluated by University Clinical Instructor.