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Internship

Office of Clinical Experiences

The purpose of this website is to provide you with key information about the internship experiences in the College of Education at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.  Our website acts as the link between the Office of Clinical Experiences, interns, cooperating teachers, university supervisors, and our school district partners.

Available on this site are links to frequently asked questions, internship handbooks, sample evaluation forms, and much more.  Our website will also provide alerts and updates to new information.

We have high expectations for our interns. The faculty and staff of the College of Education are here to help you become knowledgeable professionals, reflective teachers and collaborative leaders.

Gary Tucker, Ph.D. and Lucille Wolfrey, M.Ed.
Interim Coordinator of Clinical Experiences

William Heller (Ed.D.)
Professor and Dean

Announcement:

The Deadline for Spring 2017 6-12   are due no later than October 14, 2016 in the COE main office.We will begin accepting the 6-12 Internship applications starting September 1, 2016.

When turning in your internship applications, you will be provided a verification of receipt of application. Please maintain the form for your records.  The Verification of Receipt of Application will be given to you by a staff member in the internship office.

The Deadline for Fall 2017  Final Integrated Internship Applications is January 31, 2017  in the COE main office. We will begin accepting  the Final Internship applications January 9, 2016.

When turning in your internship applications, you will be provided a verification of receipt of application. Please maintain the form for your records.  The Verification of Receipt of Application will be given to you by a staff member in the internship office.

The Deadline for Spring 2017  K-5  Internship Applications and the Elem Ed. Graduate Practicum Internship Applications
are due November 15, 2016 in the COE main office. We will begin accepting the K-5 Internship applications starting Oct 1, 2016.

When turning in your internship applications, you will be provided a verification of receipt of application. Please maintain the form for your records.  The Verification of Receipt of Application will be given to you by a staff member in the internship office. Please staple your GKT scores with  your K-5 internship application.

(Undergraduate) Bachelor of Science in Education at USF St Petersburg and PHSC

Integrated Clinical Experience K-5: Students spend two full teacher days per week in a supervised in-school experience and attend seminars as scheduled.

Please turn your applications into the College of Education suite COQ 201 and for PHSC student please turn them to your advisor Ms. Annella Foshee at PHSC – S 109.

Integrated Clinical Experience 6-12: Students spend two full teacher days per week in a supervised internship experience in classroom settings and attend seminars as schedules

Please turn your applications into the College of Education suite COQ 201 and for PHSC student please turn them to your advisor Ms. Annella Foshee at PHSC – S 109.

Integrated Final Internship: The teacher candidate is required to demonstrate professional competencies during one semester of fulltime internship in a public elementary school and attend seminars. This internship will be split between a general education classroom and an ESE classroom; eight weeks in each setting.   All candidates will also be completing a Teacher Work Sample as part of this capstone experience

Prior to Final Internship

        • Candidates must take and pass GKT, the Professional Area Exam and Subject Area Exam(s) of the FTCE by December 1st for Spring and August 1st for Fall Internships.
        • Candidates must receive a score of “Met” on all FEAP critical assignments in program course work by December 1st for Spring and August 1st for Fall internship
        • Candidates must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average in each area of GPA calculations upon applying for Final Internship.
        • The Hillsborough County School District has additional prerequisite requirements and paperwork that must be met in order to complete your final internship. This includes passage of the FTCE prior to the district application due dates. Please see Ms. Lucille Wolfrey for additional information.

(Graduate) Masters of Arts in Elementary Education

(Graduate Elem Ed/Dual Track) Graduate Practicum:

 

Students spend two days per week in a supervised internship experience in classroom settings and attend seminars as scheduled.

Applications for Graduate Practicum must be completed and submitted by deadline given below.

(Graduate Elem Ed/Dual Track) Final Internship:

The teacher candidate is required to demonstrate professional competencies during one semester of fulltime internship in a public or private elementary school and attend seminars.

An application must be submitted two semesters before Final Internship will be taken to the students’ advisor by the deadline date to be approved for internship.

Internship Applications:

(Undergraduate) Bachelor of Science in Education at USF St Petersburg and PHSC

Integrated K-5 Application 2016 Security Clearance and Fingerprinting with the school district must be completed prior to the first day of the semester.
Integrated 6-12 Application 2016 Security Clearance and Fingerprinting with the school district must be completed prior to the first day of the semester.
Final Internship application 2016

Directions to Final Internship application

Security Clearance and Fingerprinting with the school district must be completed prior to the first day of the semester.

Internship Applications:

(Graduate) Master of Arts in Elementary Education (Dual Track)

Elementary Education Graduate Practicum Application 2016 Security Clearance and Fingerprinting with the school district must be completed prior to the first day of the semester.
Elementary Education Final Internship Application 2016

Directions to Final Internship Application

Security Clearance and Fingerprinting with the school district must be completed prior to the first day of the semester.

Internship Resources:

Guest Teaching Internships:

 

A Guest Teaching Internship is a teaching internship outside of the USF St. Petersburg service area (i.e., outside of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, and Manatee Counties) that is arranged with another regionally accredited university. We allow a candidate to do a Guest Teaching Internship for his or her final internship in the case of an emergency or in extreme, extenuating circumstances. Prior approval must be received from the Office of Clinical Experiences.

When we permit a guest internship, the intern is required to work closely with the Office of Clinical Experiences to ensure a successful Guest Teaching Internship. Because of the additional expenses incurred in the case of a Guest Teaching Internship, we also require the candidate to pay additional fees for supervision or for other expenses typically associated with Guest Teaching Internships. These fees are the sole responsibility of the intern.

Fingerprinting Information

Please be advised that ALL school districts in Florida require final internship students to complete (clear) the fingerprinting and security process prior to the beginning date of their internship. The cost of the fingerprinting process is the sole responsibility of the intern.

Most Florida school districts screen employees and volunteers in accordance with Florida Statute 435.03 or 435.04. Pinellas County uses 435.04 – Level 2 Screening Standard. Please make sure that you consult school district policy for the school district in which you will be interning.

Florida Teacher Certification Examination

Florida Teacher Certification Examination information

Ethics:

Florida Department of Education’s State Board of Education Administrative Rules pertaining to the Professional Code of Conduct for Teachers.

Florida Sunshine State Standards: USF St. Petersburg teacher candidates are required to incorporate the Sunshine State Standards into their lesson plans and instruction. This Florida Department of Education website provides copies of the standards, background information, and helpful links.

Beginning Teacher Toolbox:    Provides new teachers and teacher candidates with a variety of resources to make the first days of any school year more manageable.

Educational Technology Clearinghouse:  Provides information and suggestions to assist teachers and teacher candidates in the integration of technology into their teaching.

Florida Professional Teacher Certification: This Florida Department of Education webpage provides information regarding processes for obtaining a Florida Teaching Certificate. Completion of an approved teacher preparation program, such as the one at USF St. Petersburg, does not guarantee professional teacher certification. It does guarantee eligibility.

NOTE : Criminal convictions mean a conviction by a jury or by a Court and shall also include the forfeiture of any bail, bond or other security deposited to secure appearance by a person charged with having committed a felony or misdemeanor, the payment of a fine, a plea of nolo contendere, the imposition of a deferred or suspended sentence by the Court, adjudication withheld, finding of guilt, a plea of no contest or pre-trial intervention.

CANNOT INTERN : Felony crimes of violence, felony sale of controlled substances, felony sexual related crimes, lewd and lascivious crimes, indecent exposure and felony child abuse crimes. CANNOT INTERN IF
CONVICTION WAS WITHIN THE LAST 10 YEARS. WILL CONSIDER AND CAREFULLY REVIEW IF CONVICTION WAS BEYOND 10 YEARS: Other felony crimes and other misdemeanor crimes of a sexual nature, or misdemeanor crimes related to children.
CANNOT INTERN IF CONVICTION WAS WITHIN THE LAST 5 YEARS, WILL CONSIDER AND CAREFULLY REVIEW IF CONVICTION WAS COMMITTED BEYOND 5 YEARS: Misdemeanor drugs, misdemeanor crimes of violence, misdemeanor crimes involving weapons.
CASE BY CASE REVIEW: Other misdemeanors, Multiple arrests, Offenses which are directly related to duties and responsibilities of the particular position.

Internship Office Contact Information

College of Education, Coquina 201
USF St. Petersburg
140 Harbor Walk Avenue S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 873-4511
FAX 727-873-4191