The BYU Teacher Internship Program provides an alternate preparation model for prospective teachers. An internship replaces student teaching as the capstone experience in the teacher preparation program. Under the guidance of a master teacher, 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. Interns are paid by the school district one-half of a first-year teacher's salary on the district salary schedule, and they receive other benefits as specified by the district.

All courses required for graduation and teacher licensing (except student teaching) must be successfully completed prior to an internship. Exceptions to this policy may be approved by the Education Advisement Center and the student's major department for winter semester, spring term, or the following summer term only. No classes may be taken during the fall semester of the internship. To apply for an internship that would begin prior to the completion of any other course requirements, you must fill out a Course Deficiency Appeal form, found in the student teaching/internship application, and submit it with your student teaching/internship application. Intern applicants who have been cleared by the Education Advisement Center and are recommended by their liaison may then participate in the internship hiring process.

Only the five districts in the BYU–Public School Partnership—Alpine, Jordan, Nebo, Provo, and Wasatch—are eligible to participate in the Internship Program. The Salt Lake-Urban Teacher Preparation Program also participates (elementary education students only).

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