In addition to the rigorous academic courses, the internship portion of the Certificate of Advanced Study program is one of the most intensive in the state and nation. It requires a minimum of 710 hours of specific functions and responsibilities during which students work in six areas: administration and supervision, curriculum supervision, pupil personnel services, personnel, school community relations, and school business administration. Internships are conducted on-site at schools and districts.
Interns are expected to engage in five professional development experiences, specifically targeted at administrators, during their internship. These include seminars held by college supervisors, TeachLivE sessions, webinars, and other approved activities.
At the beginning of each semester, an internship orientation is held by the department. At that time, candidates are provided with materials needed for the internship and will have an opportunity to meet with their college internship supervisor.
Candidates arrange for their own internship.