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Elementary Education (ElEd) Student Teaching/Internships

The capstone experience of the ElEd program may be completed by one of two options: either student teaching or an internship.


Student Teaching

Student teaching is a one-semester experience in which the students completes the student teaching experience in a primary grade (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th). Students with teaching minors are required to student teach in their teaching minor.



An internship is a full school-year experience in which the student is hired by one of BYU’s partnership school districts (Alpine, Jordan, Nebo, Provo, and Wasatch) to be the teacher in a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade classroom.


Interns assume responsibility for organizing and teaching their own class, with an on-site mentor to assist with curriculum planning, classroom management, learning assessment, and professional acclimation.


As a contracted employee of the partnership district, the intern receives half of a regular teacher's salary plus benefits.


Please note that not all students are eligible for the internship option. Contact Education Student Services for further information.


Page updated 10/21/15


Although Education Student Services makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information found on this website, we reserve the right to make changes at any time. Students should regularly consult with their department, college advisement center, the university catalog, and Education Student Services for updates and changes.

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