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The internships listed below are required for all the Master of Education programs offered at Eastern Washington University. The timing and credits for each internship varies per program.

Students in some concentrations may break up credits into 2 or 4 credit increments per term for added flexibility. At a minimum, 4 quarter credits translates to 120 hours to complete. As such, an internship may be completed in a minimum timeframe of two six-week courses.


Adult Education Concentration

The internship is broken into two courses:

  • COIN 621 – Internship I (2 credit hours)
  • COIN 622 – Internship II (2 credit hours)

These courses can be taken concurrently (one 6-week session) or consecutively (two, 6 week sessions), at the end of the program and are not tied to a particular didactic course. Four credit hours equates to 120 total hours, which is a combination of onsite hours, reading, writing/reflecting, meetings, interviews, work on topic, and evaluations of curriculum.

Curriculum & Instruction Concentration

The internship is broken into two courses:

  • EDUC 621 – C&I Internship I (2 credit hours)
  • EDUC 622 – C&I Internship II (2 credit hours)

These courses can be taken concurrently (one 6-week session) or consecutively (two, 6 week sessions), at the end of the program and are not tied to a particular didactic course. Four credit hours equates to 120 total hours, which is a combination of onsite hours, reading, writing/reflecting, meetings, interviews, work on topic, and evaluations of curriculum.

Early Childhood Education Concentration

The internship is broken into two courses:

  • EDUC 631 – ECE Internship I (2 credit hours)
  • EDUC 632 – ECE Internship II (2 credit hours)

These courses must be completed in two separate sessions. Four credit hours equates to 120 total hours, which is a combination of onsite hours, reading, writing/reflecting, meetings, interviews, work on topic, and evaluations of curriculum.

Educational Leadership Concentration

The internship is broken into two courses:

  • EDUC 651 – Leadership Internship I (2 credit hours)
  • EDUC 652 – Leadership Internship II (2 credit hours)

These courses must be completed in two separate sessions. Four credit hours equates to 120 total hours, which is a combination of onsite hours, reading, writing/reflecting, meetings, interviews, work on topic, and evaluations of curriculum. Internship can be completed in the summer if the opportunity exists.

Educational Leadership Concentration seeking Principal Certification

The internship is broken into five courses:

  • EDUC 660 – Principal Internship I (3 credit hours)
  • EDUC 663 – Principal Portfolio I (1 credit hour)
  • EDUC 661 – Principal Internship II (3 credit hours)
  • EDUC 664 – Principal Portfolio II (1 credit hour)
  • EDUC 662 – Principal Internship III (2 credit hours)

Most of the internship must be completed during the academic school year. Eight internship credits equate to 540 total hours, 50% of which (270 hours) must be completed during the academic school year when students and staff are present. The other 50% (270) can be completed doing administrative activities such as scheduling, serving on interview teams, curriculum evaluation, or data analysis for program improvement.

The internship is intended to be taken toward the end of the program, and students may not take the internship prior to completing several didactic courses. In most cases, students following the program of study will complete approximately two-thirds of their coursework prior to enrolling in an internship course. In order to meet certification requirements, internship credits must be registered in Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. No internship credit will be offered in Summer for students seeking Principal Certification.

Literacy Concentration

The internship is broken into four courses:

  • EDUC 641 – Literacy Internship I (2 credit hours) AND EDUC 591 – Instructional Foundations/Interviews for Literacy Difficulties (4 credit hours)
  • EDUC 642 – Literacy Internship I (2 credit hours) AND EDUC 592 – Instructional Foundations/Interviews for Literacy Difficulties (4 credit hours)

These courses must be paired, as reflected above, in the same term. Four credits equate to 120 total hours, which is a combination of onsite hours, reading, writing, reflecting, meetings, interviews, work on topic, and evaluations of curriculum. Internship can be completed in the summer term if the opportunity exists.

The internship can occur in your own classroom if approved by your principal. If you are not working within a school, you will need to find a non-school setting that will provide access to children.

Principal Certificate Program

The internship is broken into six courses:

  • EDUC 660 – Principal Internship I (3 credit hours)
  • EDUC 663 – Principal Portfolio I (1 credit hour)
  • EDUC 661 – Principal Internship II (3 credit hours)
  • EDUC 664 – Principal Portfolio II (1 credit hour)
  • EDUC 662 – Principal Internship III (2 credit hours)
  • EDUC 665 – Principal Portfolio III (2 credit hours)

Most of the internship must be completed during the academic school year. Eight internship credits equate to 540 total hours, 50% of which (270 hours) must be completed during the academic school year when students and staff are present. The other 50% (270) can be completed doing administrative activities such as scheduling, serving on interview teams, curriculum evaluation, or data analysis for program improvement.

The internship is intended to be taken toward the end of the program, and students may not take internship prior to completing several didactic courses. In most cases, students following the program of study will complete approximately two-thirds of their coursework prior to enrolling in an internship course. In order to meet certification requirements, internship credits must be registered in Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. No internship credit will be offered in Summer for students seeking Principal Certification.

Special Education Concentration

The same internship course needs to be taken three times:

  • EDUC 695 – Internship (2 credits)
  • EDUC 695 – Internship (2 credits)
  • EDUC 695 – Internship (2 credits)

Six credit hours equates to 180 total hours. This course is intended to be taken toward the end of the program. At least one of the 2-credit hour internship courses must be taken after SPED 560 has been taken.

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