Internship in Teaching Overview

Information for Mentor Teachers

Responsibilities

The full handbook includes the responsibilities, policies and procedures for the internship. The mentor section is isolated here for your convenience.

Mentor Section of the Handbook

Please don’t hesitate to contact the Holmes Center with any questions, comments or concerns.

The following list of mentor teacher responsibilities is in checklist form for your convenience. Refer to the Internship in Teaching handbook for detailed information.

Mentor Teacher Responsibilities Checklist

Performance Evaluations

Interns are in a constant state of reflection and self-evaluation as they work toward competency growth for best practice while working for and with their students. Keeping a journal and/or a list of questions for the mentor, university supervisor, program advisor, the Holmes Center, and/or for further research is highly encouraged.  Interns use the evaluation rubric to set and work toward competency-based goals.

Evaluation of interns is an important component of the teacher education program and is a rigorous multi-dimensional process. The mentor teacher and university supervisor complete midterm and final evaluations using a program-specific rubricThe formula for the calculation of the final grade for the internship varies by program. The competency domains of intern evaluations for all programs are Pedagogy, Classroom Atmosphere, Reflective Practice, Professionalism, and Content and Teaching.

Interns receive both formative and summative feedback throughout the internship. Formative and summative assessments are used by mentor teachers, university supervisors, the Holmes Center, and program faculty to evaluate progress toward competencies.

Taskstream is a cloud-based software that has been integrated with Canvas, so faculty and students can use these tools cohesively. Mentor teachers and university supervisors will receive a welcome email for logging into Taskstream to complete the evaluations.  The Internship calendar lists the midterm and final evaluation windows.

All evaluations are submitted in Taskstream. A welcome email to Taskstream is sent to your school email at the beginning of the internship. New accounts will also receive an invitation email from Taskstream Watermark. 

Existing accounts Log into Taskstream

Taskstream help guide

Holmes Center Internship Handbook

The full handbook includes the responsibilities, policies and procedures of the internship for interns, mentors and university supervisors. The mentor section has also been isolated for your convenience.

Internship in Teaching Handbook

Please don’t hesitate to contact the Holmes Center with any questions, comments or concerns.

Information for 2024-2025 Interns

Road to Teacher Certification Requirement

The undergraduate and graduate level teacher candidacy handbooks are available on the Road to Teacher Certification page. Decision Points 1 and 2 must be completed by March 1st, 2024. Praxis Core or the SAT waiver approval must be on file with the Holmes Center. Praxis II scores are required for certain Graduate Programs. Please refer to the Road to Teacher Certification for more information and check your Taskstream account.

Internship In Teaching Application

Undergraduate internship in Teaching Placement Application

Graduate Internship in Teaching Placement Application

Due date: February 15th, 2024.

Please note that the ‘application’ is for placement purposes only (not to be admitted to the program).

Matching Process

The Holmes Center clinical coordinator works with the program coordinators to assign interns to their placements and mentors. Multiple factors are taken into consideration when placing interns and matching them with mentors, including:

  • needs of K-12 partner schools
  • needs of individual programs and/or accreditation requirements
  • university-school partnerships are given top priority
  • location of intern’s residence during internship
  • prior field experience of intern
  • intern requests

Confirmation Sheet

The confirmation sheet ensures that the intern, mentor, and placement school administration are all aware and in agreement to fulfill the requirements of the internship in teaching. The Internship Agreement (pg 2 of the form) is a list of expectations for interns that are explained in the Internship Handbook, at Seminar I, on the Holmes Center Internship page as well as by faculty and the clinical coordinator.

The completion and submission of the Confirmation Sheet indicates that the intern is aware and agrees to adhere to the list on page 2 as well as the internship placement. Submission of the form is the responsibility of the intern.

The completed confirmation sheet is most efficiently completed during the initial intern-mentor meeting  and must be submitted to the Holmes Center (digital scan sent via email is acceptable) before the Registrar opens registration for your internship semester in order to ensure no delay in the intern's registration process.

Overrides for internship course registration will be granted once this form is submitted to the Holmes Center. The confirmation sheet can be printed and submitted as such or as a scan via email. The mentor teacher and principal must complete their section and sign. It is the intern’s responsibility to get the form completed by all parties and submit it to the Holmes Center.

Background Check

Please contact the SAU office of your placement school to complete the background check district requirements for the internship. New Hampshire state law requires the SAU to have the background check results in their office before the internship begins. This is not the same as the criminal record check you did for your program. 

Code of Conduct/Code of Ethics

The New Hampshire State Board of Education on Nov. 8, 2018, approved the Educator Code of Conduct, following the approval of an educator Code of Ethics in June 2018. This combined set of rules and procedures is not in response to any one circumstance or incident, but are designed to build on the high standards of the state’s educators, elevate the education profession, and provide guidance to educators.

Seminar I

Seminar I is required for all interns. The Holmes Center will host a meeting to explain the ins and outs of your internship. Mentors and University Supervisors will experience similar material in their internship overview and training sessions. Seminar I includes:

  • Overview of your internship calendar including dates for events such as resume workshopping, Seminar II, and Seminar III
  • Overview of the Internship in Teaching policies and this handbook
  • Review of the Evaluation Competencies Rubric for your program
  • Co-teaching training
  • Lesson planning expectations and guidance
  • Review of the NH Codes of Conduct & Ethics

Dates TBD (August 2024)

Performance Evaluations

Interns are in a constant state of reflection and self-evaluation as they work toward competency growth for best practice while working for and with their students. Keeping a journal and/or a list of questions for the mentor, university supervisor, program advisor, the Holmes Center, and/or for further research is highly encouraged. In addition, interns use the evaluation rubric to set and work toward competency-based goals.

Evaluation of interns is an important component of the teacher education program and is a rigorous multi-dimensional process. The formula for the calculation of the final grade for the internship varies by program. The competency domains of intern evaluations for all programs are, Pedagogy, Classroom Atmosphere, Reflective Practice, Professionalism, Content and Teaching.

Interns receive both formative and summative feedback throughout the internship. Formative and summative assessments are used by mentor teachers, university supervisors, the Holmes Center, and program faculty to evaluate progress toward competencies. The program coordinator/internship seminar instructor provides guidelines for completing the TCAP. 

The mentor teacher and university supervisor complete midterm and final evaluations using a program-specific rubric. Taskstream is a cloud-based software that has been integrated with Canvas, so faculty and students can use these tools cohesively. Mentor teachers and university supervisors will receive a welcome email for logging into Taskstream to complete the evaluations. The Internship calendar lists the midterm and final evaluation windows. Contact the Holmes Center for technical support.

Internship Calendar

Holmes Center Internship Handbook

guidebook that includes responsibilities, policies, and procedures for the internship. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Holmes Center with any questions, comments or concerns.

Seminar II: Preparing for Employment

There will be an opportunity to meet with a local administrator/s to discuss the hiring process. The educational leader will share best practices for excelling during the interview. Professional Dress is required. The date for this mandatory seminar is: TBD (October 2024).

In addition, Fall 2024 interns are welcome to attend the Seminar II event held in March of 2025. (See the Spring 2025 internship calendar for more information.)

  • A workshop will be held on an evening those interns wishing to have educator tailored guidance for preparing effective resumes and cover letters.
  • An educators job fair will be held for those interns wishing to network with NH administrators for the purpose of finding employment possibilities.

Seminar III: Internship Wrap Up

At the end of the internship, the Holmes Center will review the NHDOE Licensure process and discuss next steps after graduation. Program completers are asked to complete a survey and provide qualitative feedback on the Internship Experience. Please review the NH Licensure requirements page for more information. The date for this mandatory seminar is: TBD (December 2024).

Road to Teacher Certification Requirement

The undergraduate and graduate level teacher candidacy handbooks are available on the Road to Teacher Certification page. Decision Points I and II must be completed by March 1st, 2024. Praxis Core or the SAT waiver approval must be on file with the Holmes Center. Please refer to the Road to Teacher Certification for more information and check your Taskstream account.

Internship in Teaching Application

Elementary Education Internship in Teaching Placement Application

Due date: February 15th, 2024.

Please note that the ‘application’ is for placement purposes only (not to be admitted to the program).

Matching Process

The Holmes Center clinical coordinator works with the program coordinators to assign interns to their placements and mentors. Multiple factors are taken into consideration when placing interns and matching them with mentors, including:

  • needs of K-12 partner schools
  • needs of individual programs and/or accreditation requirements
  • university-school partnerships are given top priority
  • location of intern’s residence during internship
  • prior field experience of intern
  • intern requests

Confirmation Sheet

The confirmation sheet ensures that the intern, mentor, and placement school administration are all aware and in agreement to fulfill the requirements of the internship in teaching. The Internship Agreement (pg 2 of the form) is a list of expectations for interns that are explained in the Internship Handbook, at Seminar I, on the Holmes Center Internship page as well as by faculty and the clinical coordinator.

The completion and submission of the Confirmation Sheet indicates that the intern is aware and agrees to adhere to the list on page 2 as well as the internship placement. Submission of the form is the responsibility of the intern.

The completed confirmation sheet is most efficiently completed during the initial intern-mentor meeting  and must be submitted to the Holmes Center (digital scan sent via email is acceptable) before the Registrar opens registration for your internship semester in order to ensure no delay in the intern's registration process.

Overrides for spring internship course registration will be granted once this form is submitted to the Holmes Center. The confirmation sheet can be printed and submitted as such or as a scan via email. The mentor teacher and principal must complete their section and sign. It is the intern’s responsibility to get the form completed by all parties and submit it to the Holmes Center.

Background Check

Please contact the SAU office of your placement school to complete the background check district requirements for the internship. New Hampshire state law requires the SAU to have the background check results in their office before the internship begins. This is not the same as the criminal record check you did for your program. 

Code of Conduct/Code of Ethics

The New Hampshire State Board of Education on Nov. 8, 2018, approved the Educator Code of Conduct, following the approval of an educator Code of Ethics in June 2018. This combined set of rules and procedures is not in response to any one circumstance or incident, but are designed to build on the high standards of the state’s educators, elevate the education profession, and provide guidance to educators.

Seminar I

Seminar I is required for all interns. The Holmes Center will host a meeting to explain the ins and outs of your internship. Mentors and University Supervisors will experience similar material in their internship overview and training sessions. Seminar I includes:

  • Overview of your internship calendar including dates for events such as resume workshopping, Seminar II, and Seminar III
  • Overview of the Internship in Teaching policies and this handbook
  • Review of the Evaluation Competencies Rubric for your program
  • Co-teaching training
  • Lesson planning expectations and guidance
  • Review of the NH Codes of Conduct & Ethics

Date: TBD

Internship Calendar

Your practicum course instructor will give you a calendar for the fall semester.

Spring 2025

Holmes Center Internship Handbook

guidebook that includes responsibilities, policies, and procedures for the internship. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Holmes Center with any questions, comments or concerns.

TCAP

Your program coordinator/internship instructor will provide you with guidelines for completing your TCAP. The following resources are here for your convenience.

TCAP Release Form

Please add your school information to this form. Don’t hesitate to contact the Holmes Center with any questions, comments or concerns.

TCAP Letter of Support

The New Hampshire Department of Education sent this letter to NH school districts. The letter outlines support for the NH TCAP and the video requirement for this assessment. Please contact the Holmes Center with any questions.

TCAP Submission in Taskstream

Directions for submitting the TCAP in Taskstream. For the video submission, Taskstream accepts all types of video formats in the application. However, the most popular video format that  students upload in Taskstream is ‘MP4.’ You may have to condense the video file before submitting.

Seminar II: Preparing for Employment

This mandatory 3-hour session is an opportunity to meet with principals and superintendents to discuss the hiring process. Educational Leaders will share best practices for excelling during the interview. Professional Dress is required. The date for this mandatory seminar is: Friday, March TBD, 2025; 9-11AM.

  • A workshop will be held for those interns wishing to have educator tailored guidance for preparing effective resumes and cover letters.
  • An educators job fair will be held for those interns wishing to network with NH administrators for the purpose of finding and expressing interest in employment opportunities.

Seminar III: Internship Wrap Up

At the end of the internship, the Holmes Center will review the NHDOE Licensure process and discuss next steps after graduation. Program completers are asked to complete a survey and provide qualitative feedback on the Internship Experience. Please review the NH Licensure requirements page for more information. The date for this mandatory  seminar is: Friday, May TBD, 2024, Time 9-11AM.

Road to Teacher Certification Requirement

The graduate level teacher candidacy handbook is available on the Road to Teacher Certification page. Decision Points I and II must be completed by March 1st, 2024. Praxis Core or the SAT waiver approval must be on file with the Holmes Center. Please refer to the Road to Teacher Certification for more information and check your Taskstream account.

Internship in Teaching Application

Internship in Teaching Placement Application 

Due date: February 15th, 2024.

Please note: The ‘application’ is for placement purposes only (not to be admitted to the program).

Matching Process

The Holmes Center clinical coordinator works with the program coordinators to assign interns to their placements and mentors. Multiple factors are taken into consideration when placing interns and matching them with mentors, including:

  • needs of K-12 partner schools
  • needs of individual programs and/or accreditation requirements
  • university-school partnerships are given top priority
  • location of intern’s residence during internship
  • prior field experience of intern
  • intern requests

Confirmation Sheet

The confirmation sheet ensures that the intern, mentor, and placement school administration are all aware and in agreement to fulfill the requirements of the internship in teaching. The Internship Agreement (pg 2 of the form) is a list of expectations for interns that are explained in the Internship Handbook, at Seminar I, on the Holmes Center Internship page as well as by faculty and the clinical coordinator.

The completion and submission of the Confirmation Sheet indicates that the intern is aware and agrees to adhere to the list on page 2 as well as the internship placement. Submission of the form is the responsibility of the intern.

The completed confirmation sheet is most efficiently completed during the initial intern-mentor meeting  and must be submitted to the Holmes Center (digital scan sent via email is acceptable) before the Registrar opens registration for your internship semester in order to ensure no delay in the intern's registration process.

Overrides for internship course registration will be granted once this form is submitted to the Holmes Center. The confirmation sheet can be printed and submitted as such or as a scan via email. The mentor teacher and principal must complete their section and sign. It is the intern’s responsibility to get the form completed by all parties and submit it to the Holmes Center.

Background Check

Please contact the SAU office of your placement school to complete the background check district requirements for the internship. New Hampshire state law requires the SAU to have the background check results in their office before the internship begins. This is not the same as the criminal record check you did for your program. 

Code of Conduct/Code of Ethics

The New Hampshire State Board of Education on Nov. 8, 2018, approved the Educator Code of Conduct, following the approval of an educator Code of Ethics in June 2018. This combined set of rules and procedures is not in response to any one circumstance or incident, but are designed to build on the high standards of the state’s educators, elevate the education profession, and provide guidance to educators.

Seminar I

Seminar I is required for all interns. The Holmes Center will host a meeting to explain the ins and outs of your internship. Mentors and University Supervisors will experience similar material in their internship overview and training sessions. Seminar I includes:

  • Overview of your internship calendar including dates for events such as resume workshopping, Seminar II, and Seminar III
  • Overview of the Internship in Teaching policies and this handbook
  • Review of the Evaluation Competencies Rubric for your program
  • Co-teaching training
  • Lesson planning expectations and guidance
  • Review of the NH Codes of Conduct & Ethics

Date: TBD.

Internship Calendars

Holmes Center Internship Handbook

guidebook that includes responsibilities, policies, and procedures for the internship. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Holmes Center with any questions, comments or concerns.

TCAP

Your program coordinator/internship instructor will provide you with guidelines for completing your TCAP. The following resources are here for your convenience.

TCAP Release Form

Please add your school information to this form. Don’t hesitate to contact the Holmes Center with any questions, comments or concerns.

TCAP Letter of Support

The New Hampshire Department of Education sent this letter to NH school districts. The letter outlines support for the NH TCAP and the video requirement for this assessment. Please contact the Holmes Center with any questions.

TCAP Submission in Taskstream

Directions for submitting the TCAP in Taskstream. For the video submission, Taskstream accepts all types of video formats in the application. However, the most popular video format that  students upload in Taskstream is ‘MP4.’ You may have to condense the video file before submitting.

Seminar II: Preparing for Employment

This mandatory 3-hour session is an opportunity to meet with principals and superintendents to discuss the hiring process. Educational Leaders will share best practices for excelling during the interview. Professional Dress is required. The date for this mandatory  seminar is: Friday, March TBD 2024; 9-11AM.

  • A workshop will be held on an evening for those interns wishing to have educator tailored guidance for preparing effective resumes and cover letters.
  • An educators job fair will be held for those interns wishing to network with NH administrators for the purpose of finding employment possibilities.

Seminar III: Internship Wrap Up

At the end of the internship, the Holmes Center will review the NHDOE Licensure process and discuss next steps after graduation. Program completers are asked to complete a survey and provide qualitative feedback on the Internship Experience. Please review the NH Licensure requirements page for more information. The date for this mandatory  seminar is Friday, May TBD 2024; 9-11AM.

Road to Teacher Certification Requirement

The undergraduate and graduate level teacher candidacy handbooks are available on the Road to Teacher Certification page. Decision Points 1 and 2 must be completed by September 1, 2024. Praxis Core or the SAT waiver approval must be on file with the Holmes Center. Praxis II scores are required for certain Graduate Programs.  Please refer to the Road to Teacher Certification for more information and check your Taskstream account.

Internship in Teaching Application

Undergraduate Internship Placement Application

Graduate Internship Placement Application

Due date: March 1, 2024.

Please note that this ‘application’ is for placement purposes only (not to be admitted to the program).

Matching Process

The Holmes Center clinical coordinator works with the program coordinators to assign interns to their placements and mentors. Multiple factors are taken into consideration when placing interns and matching them with mentors, including:

  • needs of K-12 partner schools
  • needs of individual programs and/or accreditation requirements
  • university-school partnerships are given top priority
  • location of intern’s residence during internship
  • prior field experience of intern
  • intern requests

Confirmation Sheet

The confirmation sheet ensures that the intern, mentor, and placement school administration are all aware and in agreement to fulfill the requirements of the internship in teaching. The Internship Agreement (pg 2 of the form) is a list of expectations for interns that are explained in the Internship Handbook, at Seminar I, on the Holmes Center Internship page as well as by faculty and the clinical coordinator.

The completion and submission of the Confirmation Sheet indicates that the intern is aware and agrees to adhere to the list on page 2 as well as the internship placement. Submission of the form is the responsibility of the intern.

The completed confirmation sheet is most efficiently completed during the initial intern-mentor meeting  and must be submitted to the Holmes Center (digital scan sent via email is acceptable) before the Registrar opens registration for your internship semester in order to ensure no delay in the intern's registration process.

Overrides for internship course registration will be granted once this form is submitted to the Holmes Center. The confirmation sheet can be printed and submitted as such or as a scan via email. The mentor teacher and principal must complete their section and sign. It is the intern’s responsibility to get the form completed by all parties and submit it to the Holmes Center.

Background Check

Please contact the SAU office of your placement school to complete the background check district requirements for the internship. New Hampshire state law requires the SAU to have the background check results in their office before the internship begins. This is not the same as the criminal record check you did for your program. 

Code of Conduct/Code of Ethics

The New Hampshire State Board of Education on Nov. 8, 2018, approved the Educator Code of Conduct, following the approval of an educator Code of Ethics in June 2018. This combined set of rules and procedures is not in response to any one circumstance or incident, but are designed to build on the high standards of the state’s educators, elevate the education profession, and provide guidance to educators.

Seminar I

Seminar I is required for all interns. The Holmes Center will host a meeting to explain the ins and outs of your internship. Mentors and University Supervisors will experience similar material in their internship overview and training sessions. Seminar I includes:

  • Overview of your internship calendar including dates for events such as resume workshopping, Seminar II, and Seminar III
  • Overview of the Internship in Teaching policies and this handbook
  • Review of the Evaluation Competencies Rubric for your program
  • Co-teaching training
  • Lesson planning expectations and guidance
  • Review of the NH Codes of Conduct & Ethics

Date: TBD.

Internship Calendar

Holmes Center Internship Handbook

guidebook that includes responsibilities, policies, and procedures for the internship. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Holmes Center with any questions, comments or concerns.

TCAP

Your program coordinator/internship instructor will provide you with guidelines for completing your TCAP. The following resources are here for your convenience.

TCAP Release Form

Please add your school information to this form. Don’t hesitate to contact the Holmes Center with any questions, comments or concerns.

TCAP Letter of Support

The New Hampshire Department of Education sent this letter to NH school districts. The letter outlines support for the NH TCAP and the video requirement for this assessment. Please contact the Holmes Center with any questions.

TCAP Submission in Taskstream

Directions for submitting the TCAP in Taskstream. For the video submission, Taskstream accepts all types of video formats in the application. However, the most popular video format that  students upload in Taskstream is ‘MP4.’ You may have to condense the video file before submitting.

Seminar II: Preparing for Employment

This mandatory 3-hour session is an opportunity to meet with principals and superintendents to discuss the hiring process. Educational Leaders will share best practices for excelling during the interview.  Professional Dress is required. The date for this mandatory  seminar is: Friday in March TBD, 2025, Time TBD. This seminar is an excused absence from your internship.

  • A workshop will be held on an evening for those interns wishing to have educator tailored guidance for preparing effective resumes and cover letters.
  • An educators job fair will be held for those interns wishing to network with NH administrators for the purpose of finding and expressing interest in employment opportunities.

Seminar III: Internship Wrap Up

At the end of the internship, the Holmes Center will review the NHDOE Licensure process and discuss next steps after graduation. Program completers are asked to complete a survey and provide qualitative feedback on the Internship Experience. Please review the NH Licensure requirements page for more information. The date for this mandatory  seminar is Friday, May TBD, 2025, Time TBD.