COURSE PREREQUISITES FOR THE ADMINISTRATIVE INTERNSHIP
Before beginning the internship, a student must have completed at least 21 credit hours of course work. The application process is outlined in the department’s Guide to the Internship Experience (available online and in the SUNY Cortland college bookstore). Students must receive written approval from the department chair in order to intern and register for EDL 696. The course EDL 699 Culminating Seminar is to be taken concurrently with the internship or after the internship is successfully completed. It is designed to prepare students for the New York State Educational Leadership examinations and to serve as a concluding course for the student earning the CAS.
HOW MANY INTERNSHIP CREDITS MAY I TAKE?
You may apply to do an internship for a total of 3 or 6 credit hours. All hours of the internships are to be conducted during the regular student school day. Interns should be aware that all credit for the internship is awarded at the successful completion of an internship. Options for completing the internship include:
(a) Half-time/Full-year: the intern spends at least half of each day (3 hour block of time) in an approved administrative related position for two semesters (1.5 cr. hr. per semester, 3 cr. hr. total).
(b) Full-time/Half-year: the intern spends a full day (at least a 6 hour block of time) in an approved administrative related position for one semester (3 cr. hr.).
(c) Full-time/Full-year: the intern spends a full day in an approved administrative related position for two semesters (3 cr. hr. per semester, 6 cr. hr. total).
(d) Summer/In-year: the intern spends eight weeks of full days during the summer in conjunction with two semesters of 1.5 hour block of time each day in an approved administrative related position (2 cr. hr. per semester, 6 cr. hr. total).
For those students working towards both the SBL and SDL certifications, internship experiences must include both building level and district level components.
Half-time is considered to be a block of at least 3 consecutive hours per day during the regular student school day. Full-time is considered to be a block of at least 6 hours during the regular student school day. Interns are expected to work along with their supervisors after regular school hours, as appropriate.
Note:Internships which are two or three semesters in length will be reported as “Incompletes” until successfully finished. A grade will be assigned for all semesters only at the successful conclusion of the internship.