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Teaching Internships

Practicum Overview for All Department of Education Programs

All Department of Education programs require the completion of multiple practicum internships. Below are practicum credit lists for each of the different programs. Contact the internship supervisors with any questions.

Merrie Tankersley
Director of Elementary Education Interns
mtankersley@ut.edu 

Adrianne Wilson
Director of Secondary Interns
awilson@ut.edu

1) Bachelor's in Elementary Education / ESOL

EDU 309 Practicum I (with seminar): This is an observation focused practicum that occurs every Friday morning throughout the semester.  
EDU 319 Practicum II (with seminar): This is the ESOL-based practicum and requires one morning and one afternoon per week throughout the semester.  
EDU 409 Practicum III (with seminar): This is a group and classroom focused practicum, every Tuesday and Thursday morning (7:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) throughout the semester.  
EDU 413 Practicum IV (with seminar): This is the final internship and is full-time in schools all day, Monday-Friday, for a full semester. 
 

2) Bachelor's in Secondary Math Education 6-12 B.S. Secondary Social Science Education 6-12 B.S. Secondary Biology Education 6-12

The secondary math, biology and social science 6-12 programs follow the same practicum schedule. Each of the programs have three practicum experiences. All three programs omit EDU 319, which is the ESOL-focused practicum. Instead, the secondary students in these programs are purposefully placed in highly diverse schools for EDU 409 Practicum III. EDU 309 Practicum I (with seminar): This is an observation focused practicum that occurs every Friday morning throughout the semester. 
EDU 409 Practicum III (with seminar): This is a group and classroom focused practicum, every Tuesday and Thursday morning (7:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) throughout the semester. 
EDU 413 Practicum IV (with seminar): This is the final internship and is full-time in schools all day, Monday-Friday, for a full semester. 

3) Bachelor's in Secondary English Education 6-12 / ESOL

EDU 309 Practicum I (with seminar): This is an observation focused practicum that occurs every Friday morning throughout the semester. 
EDU 319 Practicum II (with seminar): This is the ESOL-based practicum and requires one morning and one afternoon per week throughout the semester. 
EDU 409 Practicum III (with seminar): This is a group and classroom focused practicum, every Tuesday and Thursday morning (7:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) throughout the semester. 
EDU 413 Practicum IV  (with seminar): This is the final internship and is full-time in schools all day, Monday-Friday, for a full semester. 

4) Bachelor's in Physical Education K-12 

EDU 309 Practicum I
EDU 319 Practicum II 
EDU 409 Practicum III 
EDU 413 Practicum IV  (with seminar)

Internships provide Department of Education students with real-world teaching experience prior to graduation.

 



Cooperating Teacher Orientation Meeting

View a brief synopsis of the orientation meeting for cooperating teachers.

Practicum IV: Download powerpoint presentation
If you have any questions, please contact Merrie Tankersley: mtankersley@ut.edu