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.
|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|
|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