Early Childhood Education Student Teaching/Internships
A degree in Early Childhood Education leads to licensure to teach kindergarten through grade three. The capstone experience of the ECE program may be completed by one of two options: either student teaching or an internship. Student teaching is a one-semester experience in which early childhood students complete two different blocks of student teaching: one block in either kindergarten or preschool and one block in a primary grade (1st, 2nd, or 3rd). An internship is a full school-year experience in which an early childhood teacher candidate is hired by one of BYU’s partnership school districts to be the teacher in a kindergarten or 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade classroom. (Kindergarten internships are not very common.) The intern receives half of a regular teacher's salary plus benefits. Because early childhood licensure requires student teaching in both a kindergarten or preschool setting and a primary grade setting, students who choose to do an internship will also need to complete a block of student teaching in the area in which they are not doing their internship. This student teaching is to be completed the spring term prior to their internship. Please note that not all students are eligible for the internship option. Contact Education Student Services for further information.
Page updated 6/29/11
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