EDUC 4986 and 4987: Community-Engaged Internships I and II
EDUC 4986: Field experience in a community agency or educational site for the purpose of furthering the student's integration of theory and practice in a professional setting. Placement is for a minimum of 120 hours per semester under the supervision of site and University personnel and includes a weekly seminar.
EDUC 4987: Continuation of the internship experience (EDUC 4986). Placement is for a minimum of 120 hours per semester of supervised practice at the same site as the previous semester and includes a weekly seminar.
Interns will be expected to:
- Complete 120 or more hours in your internship site as verified by your site supervisor. These hours must be spread out over the semester.
- Hand in an evaluation from your site supervisor at the end of the semester and participate in a debriefing meeting with your site supervisor.
- Attend and participate in all seminars, including completion of all required course paperwork documenting your hours with your site.
- Compose and send email check-in reflections to your seminar instructor.
- Plan and coordinate a site visit from your instructor in consultation with your site.
- Develop, implement, and present on a project that adds value to the site.
To accomplish this, the intern will:
- Discuss ideas for a project with a site supervisor, noting both the needs of the agency and the goals of the intern.
- Create a timeline and expectations for the project with the supervisor: What will be done? What are the specific criteria for the project (using the rubric criteria as a guideline)? How will the supervisor and student know if the project meets expectations? When will it be completed? What is the shape, structure, or format of the project?
- Complete the project over the course of the internship.
The presentation will take place at the end of the semester and will be attended by people from the internship sites, Marquette faculty and staff, members of the Educational Studies Advisory Board, and other interested guests.
Possible activities that the intern might engage in at the site include:
- Talking with the staff about teaching, learning, diversity, planning, etc.
- Working with individual clients and small groups of clients
- Leading large group activities
- Assessing programs
- Preparing instructional materials
- Creating assessments
- Creating a bulletin board or display or media materials for the site
- Teaching lessons planned with the supervisor or others from the site
- Teachings lessons planned by the intern
- Observing other professionals at the site
- Talking with other professionals about the agency, its role in the community, etc.
- Talking with parents or other family members
- Attending professional conferences or other events with members from the agency