The University of Texas at Dallas
School of General Studies
Teacher Development Center

Field Experience

Teaching Internship at UTD

A Teaching Internship is an opportunity for highly qualified students.  Students will complete a university-supervised internship as a fully employed first-year teacher for one academic year in a local public school.  Internships are completed in cooperation with an accredited public school which will provide a mentoring teacher during the internship year.  This cooperative partnership between UTD and the public schools represents the practical application of the teaching/learning process.  

To be eligible for a internship, students must have:

  • Earned a bachelor's degree
  • Completed all required coursework with a GPA of 3.00 in teaching field and professional development courses
  • Maintained a B or better in all professional development courses
  • Passed both required TExES examinations
  • Secured employment with a cooperating public school
  • Registered for UTD courses ED5318 (fall semester) and ED5319 (spring semester) during the internship year.  (A special internship fee of $250 per semester will be included in the total registration charges.)

The Internship requires special permission from both the Director of the Teacher Development Center and the participating principal. A committee of faculty, administrators, and field placement educators will review all applications. All candidates must have exhibited professional maturity and acceptable class attendance. All student interns must adhere to the highest ethical standards in order to receive a grade.