Art Education 5-Year (B.F.A./M.A.T.)

B.F.A./M.A.T. Teaching Internship

During ED 5309 Teaching Internship II, taken in the fall semester, students apply for placement as a student teacher for the following spring.

A conference held with department faculty at the conclusion of Teaching Internship II is used to review the student’s progress. Students demonstrating a level of readiness for student teaching are recommended for placement; those who do not may be given the opportunity to continue in the internship until such time as they are ready, or may be denied continuation in the program and completion of the degree. The last semester of the program consists of full-time student teaching. Each student completes two seven-week placements, one at the elementary level and one in a middle or high school setting. MICA provides supervision and progress in teaching is guided and evaluated by the cooperating teachers in the schools and by the college supervisor. Should withdrawal from student teaching be necessary, the program’s policy includes a contract for outlining an intervention plan and criteria for resumption or dismissal.