Eduction program student talking with mentors

Senior Year Student Teaching Internship

Students who are taking the teacher education pathway to licensure are placed in a nine month internship from late-August until mid-May of their senior year. As an intern, you will work with a mentor teacher from the beginning of the school year to understand and gain experience with the complexities of teaching. You and your mentor will work together to build and maintain a classroom environment, develop and implement curriculum and transfer the lead teaching responsibilities from your mentor to you.

The internship and the courses work in tandem with one another. This offers a unique opportunity for you to put theory directly into practice.

Internship Matching

In the spring of junior year, you will meet with your teacher education advisor to determine your internship placement preferences. Together you will establish your desired school district, grade level and content area (where applicable).

You will be invited to interview with potential mentor teachers to forge a mutually beneficial relationship before the new school year begins. The matching process is an opportunity for you and your potential mentor to find common ground around teaching philosophy, methodology, style and identity.

Partner Schools

The Brandeis Teacher Education Program has long-standing partnerships with area urban and suburban school districts and Jewish Day Schools.

“"I chose Brandeis because the MAT program is the absolute perfect fit for me. The professors are extremely knowledgeable and teach to suit the needs of their students. The year-long internship experience will give me the confidence and the skills I need to prepare myself for the classroom."”

Julie Lamontagne, MAT'20