The UHCL College of Education is a state-approved Center for Professional Development
of Teachers (CPDT). The teacher preparation program offers extensive public school-based
experiences for prospective educators. These expanded experiences include a two-semester
internship, public school-based university coursework, and close cooperation with
many schools designated as professional development school sites. These school sites
regard every staff member as a mentor who fosters a rich, supportive environment for
preparing professional teachers. Field experiences vary from one day each week during
the public school semester to every day the entire semester, depending on specific
requirements of your program.
The CPDT works with Professional Development Schools in local public school districts
to coordinate all field experiences as part of teacher certification and graduate
For more information, contact Dr. Kelly Moore, Director of the Center for Professional
Development of Teachers, or Stacy Schreiber at (281) 283-3612.
Internship I TCED 4738 Informational Meetings: Informational meetings are scheduled each fall and spring
semesters prior to the application deadline. They are scheduled for early September
or early February. The dates, times and room numbers are posted on the CPDT bulletin
board in hallway of Bayou Suite 1231 by the start of classes each semester. Application deadlines are October 1 for spring entry and March 1 for fall entry. No
late applications are accepted. Applications are available at the Informational Meeting or in the CPDT after the informational
Internship I and II Overview
As part of the UHCL College of Education teacher certification program, the candidates
must complete required field-based experiences. It is believed that the more “real
world” experience candidates gain during their training, the more prepared they will
be when they become a certified teacher. The Internship course is designed to provide
pre-service teachers (Interns) hands-on experience related to every aspect of the
teaching profession. As a professional educator, the Intern is expected to serve in
a variety of teaching roles with a high level of responsibility.
The Internship program (Internship I and Internship II) is a two-semester course that
must be completed I consecutive semesters (fall/spring or spring/fall).
Professional Development Schools (PDS): The Internship Model at UHCL
Interns serve at one of the many Professional Development Schools. Those schools are
area public schools working with the College of Education under the UHCL Teacher Certification
Council endorsement. The Professional Development School Internship enhances teacher
quality through its successful partnerships. Our partners share one common goal: sustained
renewal through pre-service teacher preparation, professional development, research,
enhanced student learning, and technology integrated into the curriculum. The partners
also share a common vision of preparing future teachers in learner-centered schools,
and intensively supervising and training its Interns. From these common goals, UHCL
established a year-long classroom Internship which gives its Interns increasing responsibility.
All the training takes place under the guidance of a master teacher. The Internship
program consistently earns national recognition for its innovation.
Please click on the links below to learn more about our Internship programs: