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HP5960 - Health Education Teaching Internship

Credits: 1 - 12
This course is repeatable.

The health education teaching internship is the culminating capstone experience for students seeking teacher certification in K-12 Health Education. This course offers a comprehensive review and practical applications of educational philosophy, methods, and strategies through a 15-week internship experience that includes coursework and seminars.

The central coursework is composed of a 15-week field experience, with a concurrent seminar serving as a supportive and reinforcing component. During the seminar sessions, the teacher candidate will explore, in depth, such topics as rules, regulations, and policies; professional ethics; best practices, state and national teacher standards; teaching strategies; current trends in education; review and discussion of essential teaching competencies; Bloom’s Taxonomy as it relates to comprehensive student assessment; self-assessment; and assessment of the internship experience. This is a continuous, full-time (five days per week) experience of 6-9 credits* structured observations, assistance and eventually a full range of teaching activities in a school situation.

Falls and Winter/Spring. Prerequisite (s): 3.0 cumulative grade point average, successful completion of HHP Health Content Exam, and all coursework completed. Approval necessary by the program coordinator, and secondary field placement supervisor as well as participating in Seminar 1 and 2 prior to beginning the internship.
*Teacher candidates who secure a full time teaching job register for the 6 credit internship in teaching and must be evaluated across 24 weeks. Candidates must verify employment with the Office of Educator Preparation.