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EWU Online Internships


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 Internship – 4 credits

EDUC 695 may be taken in two 2-credit or in one 4-credit format. It is intended to be taken at the end of the program and is not tied to a particular didactic course.

Curriculum & Instruction Concentration Internship – 4 credits

EDUC 695 may be taken in two 2-credit or in one 4-credit format. It is intended to be taken at the end of the program and is not tied to a particular didactic course.

Early Childhood Education Concentration Internship – 4 credits

EDUC 695 must be taken in two 2-credit courses. It is intended to be taken at the end of the program, but must be completed in consecutive terms prior to enrollment in EDUC 602.

Educational Leadership Concentration Internship – 4 credits

EDUC 695 may be taken in two 2-credit or in one 4-credit format. It is intended to be taken at the end of the program and is not tied to a particular didactic course. This internship could be completed in the Summer, if an opportunity exists.

Educational Leadership Concentration Seeking Principal Certification Internship – 8 credits

EDUC 695 may be taken in any 2- or 4-credit format, totaling 8 credits. It 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 completed in Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. No internship credit will be offered in Summer for students seeking Principal Certification. Likewise, a minimum of 540 practice hours must be completed. As such, students who begin internship work in the second session of a quarter (particularly Fall II) need to be aware that their internship may not extend into the Summer.

Special Education Concentration Internship – 6 credits

EDUC 695 must be taken in three 2-credit internship courses for a minimum total of 180 hours. These are intended to be taken toward the end of the program. At least one of the 2-credit internship courses must be taken after SPED 560 has already been taken.

Literacy Concentration Internship – 4 credits

EDUC 695 must be taken in two 2-credit courses. It must be taken concurrently with EDUC 591 and with EDUC 560 in consecutive Fall and Spring.

Principal Certificate Program Internship – 12 credits

EDUC 695 may be taken in any 2- or 4-credit format, totaling 12 credits. It is intended to be taken toward the end of the program, and students may not take internship credits 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 internship.

In order to meet certification requirements, internship credits must be completed in Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. No internship credit will be offered in Summer for students seeking Principal Certification. Likewise, a minimum of 540 practice hours must be completed. As such, students who begin internship work in the second session of a quarter (particularly Fall II) need to be aware that their internship may not extend into the Summer.

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