Educational Leadership

Internship in Superintendency

This course is designed to immerse the student in the everyday tasks of the school superintendent.  Students will be expected to document 325 hours of administrative activities during their internship experience.  Students can intern in their own school districts or in neighboring districts.  The internship is designed to encourage reflective practice, and students will be required to keep journals of their experiences and to share their experiences with their student colleagues during class meetings.

In the early stage of the internship, the interns and their mentoring administrators will identify specific problems, issues or initiatives in their internship sites that need to be addressed, and these problems/issues/initiatives will become the focus of applied research projects.  Students will be expected to produce written papers in which they record and document their work on these projects.

Students in EDU 687 attend the orientation in April, and then generally the meeting schedule with the instructor is determined individually.

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Internship Coordinators:
Joseph Capelluti, Professor, Educational Leadership, (207) 780-5077
For staff assistance please contact:
Kerry Bertalan, Administrative Specialist CL2
(207) 780-5316 or bertalan@usm.maine.edu