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Internships & Student Teaching

As a student in the School of Education and Health, you must complete extensive fieldwork and internship requirements so that you’re fully prepared to start your career upon graduation.

Our partnerships with schools, hospitals, medical centers and wellness facilities throughout the region give you hands-on work experiences that complement your theoretical studies.

Student Teaching

As an aspiring teacher, it’s necessary to begin interacting with students as soon as possible, which is why classroom experience begins during your freshman year. In our teacher preparation programs, all students must complete 100 hours of observation during the first three years of study, followed by student teaching in the senior year. As a student teacher, you will help plan and lead daily lessons and assist your cooperating teacher in classroom management, organization, and grading.

Clinical Internships

As a student in the radiological and health programs, you’ll work as an intern at a local medical facility where you will experience what it’s like to work in a clinical setting. The College partners with some of the area’s top facilities, where our students can observe technologists and eventually work directly with patients. Graduate level students also participate in clinical internships in their field of study.

Professional Practicums

As a student enrolled in an academic or physical education program, or in the exercise science program, you might be completing professional practicums that have you working in elementary, middle and high schools. Pursuing a career in allied health? You’ll be working in executive corporate fitness centers, health fitness centers, cardiac rehabilitation centers, or strength and conditioning programs in collegiate areas. Internships in nutrition, occupational and physical therapy facilities, as well as in clinical hospital settings and sports management facilities have also been popular placements for our students.