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Core IV Student Teaching/Internship Experience

Core IV Student Teaching/Internship experience is a full-time, supervised experience to be completed in a continuous sequence of weeks for a designated time period.  During this period, certified and experienced professionals supervise candidates. The Core IV experience requires a total commitment on the part of each student. Normally no other courses should be taken, and students are discouraged from holding part-time, evening, and weekend jobs.

For a complete resource guide for the student teaching process, please download the College of Education Student Teaching Handbook.

  1. Senior or graduate standing.
  2. Must be fully admitted to Core III/Teacher Education.
  3. A cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or better.  No grade of less than "C" (2.0) may be counted in coursework taken in major or minor program. 
Completing the Core IV Application:

Students planning on student teaching or completing an internship next academic year or following summer should attend information sessions and submit specific documents to the College of Education in order to ensure proper and appropriate placement.  Please pay close attention to the following deadlines and instructions listed below.

Please visit SC 105E with any questions or if you encounter any difficulties completing this application process.

Core IV Application Checklist:
______ Complete Core IV Application. All students will fill out this application.  ** 
______ Complete Internship Preferences (HMHSE and YCD non-licensure path only). Only students on the HMHSE or YCD non-licensure path will fill out this application. ** 
______ Meet with your advisor to go over application, checking for spelling, grammar, etc.  Your advisor will need to sign off on application once it has been finalized. DO NOT wait until the last minute to meet with your advisor.
______ Download a copy of your transcripts AFTER December grades have been posted.
______ Once application has been finalized and signed by you and your advisor, you will submit a scanned PDF of completed Core IV application, Internship Preferences (if applicable, and transcripts as ONE document via email to Assistant Dean, Katie Russo, by NOON, February 7, 2020.

Indicate your name in the subject line; see examples below:

     Trip Dawg – Elementary: CORE IV Application
     Tony Hinkle – Secondary: CORE IV Application
     Ovid Butler – Internship: CORE IV Application

**NOTE: You will need the most updated version of Adobe Acrobat. To download the most recent version, please visit:  If you are using a Mac, do not open in Preview. There is a known issue that causes the text to disappear if the document has been filled out in Preview and saved as a PDF. **

If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Katie Russo at (317) 940-9331 or SC 105E.