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STEP / Modern Language Internship

Internship
Requirements

The Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) culminates in a twelve credit yearlong teaching internship, SED455.  This internship includes both classes and field experiences.  The internship is organized around public school calendars and divides the year into approximately four quarters.  During the first half of the year (roughly corresponding to the first public school semester and the university fall semester) interns are required to be at their school placement for approximately one half day, each day, and to assume instructional responsibility for two classes by about the start of the second marking period (assuming a four marking period calendar).  Students then intern full-time during the Oakland University winter semester (corresponding to the third public school marking period in a four marking period system).  Although they are encouraged to take advantage of all school activities associated with their districts, students are required to be at school only during the stated times.  Students are permitted to work during the internship year at any and all times they are not committed to the field experiences or associated classes.

Internship
Overview
SED 455 requires daily attendance in the field during the entire internship year, including half day participation at school for August through December and full day participation during Oakland’s winter semester, January through April. During this year, your schedule is determined by the calendar of the district to which you are assigned. You begin when they begin, and have vacations when theirs are scheduled.

During your student teaching internship, you have the opportunity to work with a cooperating teacher who will model expectations for you. You will gradually take over the one subject or one hour at a time and teach independently for the winter semester.

To continue to improve, talk about what went well and ways to overcome areas that didn't go as well as you had hoped. The relationship with your cooperating teacher is critical to your internship. Put suggestions into practice right away. Learn what you need to stop doing and what you need to do more in order to be successful.

Remember to be prepared with lesson plans by Thursday of the week prior to teaching the lessons. Do your best to stay at school until all materials are prepared for the following day. Participate in the school setting as a teacher would during your internship.

Supervisors
During your student teaching internship, you will have a supervisor from Oakland University to help guide you. You will communicate with your supervisor at least weekly, sharing a reflection about your work. During seminars, you will have time to talk with your supervisor. Five or more visits to the classroom will be made by your supervisor. He or she will talk with you about what they observed and will talk with your cooperating teacher as well. Take time to learn from your supervisor’s experience and incorporate suggestions that are shared.


Syllabus 
 
Seminar
Dates

STEP INTERNS

**Attend a PESG seminar only if your internship district uses them as a substitute company.  You may attend any PESG meeting anywhere.  The seminars on campus are for your convenience.  Choose only one time:

 

  • Wednesday, July 13, 2016PESG Seminar
    1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Oakland Center in Gold Rooms ABC 
  • Friday, September 30, 2016PESG Seminar
    2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Oakland Center in Gold Rooms BC 
  • Friday, September 30, 2016PESG Seminar
    4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Oakland Center in Gold Rooms BC

 


DATES FOR 2016-2017 STEP INTERNS

 

FALL 2016 TERM

 

Monday, August 15, 2016 Final Forms Due

(STEP 4 Submit Final Forms Tab)

 

Friday, August 26, 2016 Orientation Seminar Meet with your supervisor

9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. at Oakland Center in Gold Rooms ABC


Wednesday, September 14, 2016 STEP Wednesday for WIT 1
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Pawley Hall
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 STEP Wednesday for WIT 2
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Pawley Hall
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 STEP Wednesday for WIT 3
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Pawley Hall
 

GLT1 -  October 24 - October 28 (BEST option)

            October 17 - October 21 (second option)


Wednesday, November 2, 2016 
Initial Feedback on Field Adaptation forms due—complete online (See Forms Tab)
 
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 STEP Wednesday on WIT4
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Pawley Hall
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 STEP Wednesday on WIT 5
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Pawley Hall
 

GLT2 -  November 28 - December 2

            December 5 - December 9


Wednesday, November 30, 2016 STEP DAY
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. in Oakland Center in Banquet Room A
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 STEP Student Teacher Expectations

1:30-4:30 p.m. at Oakland Center in Banquet Room A

 


WINTER 2017 TERM

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Midterm due (See Forms Tab)

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 First Year Teacher Panel
4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Oakland Center in Banquet Room B


Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Employer Panel, Getting a Job 
4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Oakland Center in Gold Rooms ABC

 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Last Day of Student Teaching


Monday, April 24, 2017

Final Evaluation and Online Exit Requirements due (See Forms Tab)

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Culminating Seminar

Mock interviews using your portfolio and hand in exit requirements
1:30 - 4:30 p.m. at Oakland Center in Gold Rooms ABC

  


DATES FOR 2017-2018 STEP INTERNS

STEP Interns will meet with their professors and supervisors as small groups on Wednesdays. There will be several large group meetings on Oakland’s main campus.  These will be posted by July 1, 2017.

Friday, August 25, 2017 Orientation Seminar Meet with your supervisor
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Oakland Center in Gold Rooms ABC


 

Forms

STUDENT TEACHER EVALUATION

 


              Completed and signed weekly by intern and cooperating teacher, then

              shared with supervisor

 

              Completed separately online by intern, cooperating teacher, supervisor 

 

              Completed separately by cooperating teacher and supervisor

              with a three-way conference and signing 

 

              Completed separately by cooperating teacher and supervisor

              with a three-way conference and signing 

 

Photo Release Form




Forms to Be Turned In at Culminating Seminar


Substitute Forms

Substitute Packet 
Substitute Signature Form
Substitute Log

 
Professional Educational Services Group (PESG) Forms 
These forms are to be used only by students who are student teaching in a district using PESG as the substituting company.
Please get a Fingerprint Data Entry Form from the district where you are completing your student teaching.
 

PESG Information for Student Teachers  

PESG Employment Paperwork


OU Police Livescan Fingerprinting