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Undergraduate Field Experiences
At Southeast, we offer a multi-level diverse field experience for our undergraduate students that consists of local student teaching, international student teaching, a triad seminar and EDvolution technology training. It is our mission to prepare you for your future career in education.
The Graduate internship is the culminating experience within the K-12 school leadership program. The intent of the internship is to provide students majoring in leadership with supervised experiences centering on the daily administration and supervisory duties of the principal/director. This course complies with most recent leadership certification standards adopted by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The student will work closely with his/her internship supervisors (University and School District) to determine the experiences which will be most beneficial for the intern.
Field Supervisors for the Interns must be certificated in the area in which they are supervising. Field Supervisors are selected by the intern in collaboration with the University internship instructor.
As the internship prepares leaders for a K-12 certificate, clock hours and activities must be completed at both the elementary and secondary levels. DESE mandates interns must complete 300 total clock hours during the internship experience. At the major level, 200 clock hours must be completed; at the minor level, 50 hours are required, with the remaining 50 hours designed by both the intern and University instructor to be completed at either level.
The internship is comprised of two courses, EA663 Internship I: Leadership for Research in Action and EA664 Internship II: Leadership for Experiential Learning. Each course has specific required tasks or projects that will be completed in the field under the direction of the building supervisor/director and the university instructor. To complete each task or project, students must provide evidence through reflective writing, summary of activity, and the inclusion of any artifacts that support the project.