Your internship is an opportunity to apply the theoretical and practical training you've received through your coursework to everyday school situations.
We've provided you with guidelines and required projects to guide your internship. Follow the directions provided to make sure you gain the most out of your internship experience. When planning your activities, consult with your Site Supervisor to make sure your internship involves work on leadership teams and provides experience in problem-solving and educational planning in a cooperative setting. All the activities and assignments will be invaluable as you prepare to join the ranks of school administrators and leaders.
Admission to Clinical Practice (Internship)
The School Leadership Program Internship requires candidates to complete a two-semester clinical experience under the supervision of a Touro University faculty clinical supervisor and a New York State certified school building leader and school district leader. Candidates can begin the internship after they have completed 18 semester hours of course work with a minimal grade point average of 3.0.
The Internship Agreement clarifies the responsibilities of the internship semesters, and the roles of the site supervisor and faculty advisor. Before you begin each internship, you must sign the Internship Agreement and Proposal documents (EDDN 697 or EDDN 698 SBL SDL) and get the required signatures from your site supervisor and any other parties indicated on the forms.
An appointment with the Program Chairperson will then be established prior to approval to register for the internship. Touro Faculty Advisors will be assigned after you meet with the Program Chairperson.
Candidates complete EDDN 697 Professional Internship 1 and EDDN 698 Professional Leadership II during the internship.
Candidates who want to apply for both School Building Leader and School District Leader certification must complete EDDN 699 in order to be eligible for dual certification (see the catalog).
Internship Agreement Forms
Other Documents You'll Need
Administrative and Leadership Competencies should be used as a guide for planning and organizing your activities and projects.