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Internships & Capstone Applications

Dates for Internship and Capstone Applications:

  • Fall: Due August 1
  • Spring: Due December 1
  • Summer: Due May 1 (SPED & Reading only)

ESL Internship

English as a Second Language (ESL) Internship Application Information

Apply for the ESL Internship (Google Form).

  • Your @morningside.edu email account will be used for all communication regarding your internship.
  • Students must be admitted to the Graduate Program in Education to be considered for an ESL internship.
  • There are NO summer ESL internships.
  • Students DO NOT REGISTER for an internship through CampusWEB; rather, Morningside staff will register interns prior to the start of the semester.
  • The internship is generally scheduled for the full semester. If there are any special circumstances that may affect your internship schedule, please contact the ESL Coordinator.
  • If you have not completed all required coursework for the internship, approval will be finalized after all grades have been posted to your student record at the end of the semester prior to the planned internship.
  • If your school location or teaching position changes after you have submitted your internship application, please contact the ESL Coordinator to update your internship information.

Internship Application Checklist

You will need to have the following information available before starting your request; once started, the request must be completed and submitted. Your request cannot be retrieved for editing.

  • Student Information: your full name, phone number, Morningside email, and Morningside ID number. To locate your ID number, click on My Biographical Info in your Morningside CampusWeb account. It is the seven-digit number in parentheses after your name.
  • Internship Site Information: the school name and phone number; as well as the building administrator's name (principal) and email address.

Internship Activities

The ESL internship is a minimum of 75 contact hours within an educational setting. This can normally be completed in a teacher’s regular school district as long as there are students within the district school who meet the required demographics of the ESL endorsement. The ESL Internship is portfolio-based and accomplished entirely online.

The objectives for the ESL internship include: 

  • Students will understand and discuss the Guiding Principles for quality ESL Practice and the Basic Premises framework for first and second language programming.
  • By applying key indicators from the Guiding Principles for ESL Practice, students will leverage prior course learning for developing both an Endorsement Platform and an Endorsement Portfolio (including platform, artifacts, opening and closing statements, and interviews) which documents critically reflective, culturally sensitive approaches to practice in their educational setting.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in professional planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation, as measured via indicators that are consistent with the Guiding Principles.
  • Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of how to apply indicators of the Guiding Principles when advocating for programs, models, teachers, students, families, and communities, regarding the learning needs of ELL students.
  • Students will log 75 hours of internship activities. Thirty of the 75 hours must be in the opposite grade levels from that which they are currently certified to teach. If a teacher is currently certified in K-8, that teacher will need to do 30 hours of internship in grades 5-12. If a teacher is currently certified in 5-12, that teacher will need to do 30 hours of internship in K-8. Those who are certified K-12 will need to speak with the ESL Coordinator as to what area will be covered.

Listing of possible Internship Activities that may be logged for the 75 contact hours:

  • Attendance at professional conferences
  • Presentations at conferences or within district
  • Lesson planning and collaboration for lesson planning, differentiated for CLD students
  • Lesson plans that include language and content objectives
  • Collaboration among grade levels and building levels in response to student achievement
  • Curriculum writing and collaboration
  • Completion of training for IELDA or for TELPA screener for English language proficiency
  • Work with district administration for development or review of Lau Plans and LIEP
  • Area Education Agency workshops/meetings that correlate with ESL instruction
  • Committee work for District in Need of Assistance, Watch List, ELL Corrective Action Plans or Building in Need of Assistance planning and response
  • Home visits
  • Tutoring students in small groups or 1:1
  • Designing projects for students at a particular grade level
  • Transitioning and transition planning for students from one level to the next
  • Shadowing a teacher of that building/grade level or comparing/contrasting styles and buildings
  • Investigating different ESL programs (push-in/pull-out, 2-way immersion, etc.)
  • Participate in a Professional Learning Community in your school or district
  • Textbook selection committees
  • Attending a church service such as a Spanish mass
  • Visiting local businesses owned and operated by the parents
  • Attend ethnic celebrations
  • Presentation to school board/local service groups- regarding your district population and ELL school program
  • Working with public librarian for resources available for families
  • Visiting the library with a family to help them become comfortable with the public library
  • Tutoring families after school hours
  • Others as approved by Internship facilitator, who may, in most cases be the same instructor that you have had for your ESL courses.

Internship Questions? 

Contact the Graduate Education Office at 712.274.5375 or 800.831.0806, x.5375

ESL internship applications for the Fall semester open on July 1. 
All applications must be received by August 1.

ESL internship applications for the Spring semester open on November 1. 
All applications must be received by December 1.

Apply for the ESL Internship (Google Form).

Reading Capstone

Reading Capstone Applications

Apply for the Reading Capstone (Google Form).

  • Your @Morningside email account will be used for all communication regarding your EDUC 767 Reading Capstone application.
  • Students must be admitted to the Graduate Program in Education to be considered for Reading Capstone.
  • There are no summer Reading Capstones.
  • You will NOT REGISTER for the Capstone through CampusWEB; rather, Morningside staff will register Capstone participants prior to the start of the semester.
  • The Capstone is generally scheduled for a half semester. You may take the Capstone during either the early or last semester session. If there are any special circumstances that may affect your Capstone schedule, please contact the Reading Coordinator.
  • You must complete all of the courses on your Reading program of study prior to taking the Capstone. If you are taking the final course for the Reading endorsement the semester in which you apply for the Capstone, approval will be finalized after all grades have been posted to your student records at the end of the semester.

Capstone Application Checklist

You will need to have the following information available before starting to enter in the application. NOTE that once started, the application must be completed to submit and cannot be retrieved for editing.

  • Student Information: your full name, phone number, Morningside email, and Morningside ID number. To locate your ID number, click on My Biographical Info in your Morningside CampusWEB account. It is the seven-digit number in parentheses after your name.

Capstone Activities

The EDUC 767 Reading Capstone class for the K-8 and 5-12 Reading endorsements requires a minimum of 40 hours of work reflecting upon ALL of the reading courses (graduate AND undergraduate) required for the endorsement. Those courses reflected upon are (or align with):

  • EDUC 760 Reading Assessment
  • EDUC 761 Reading in the Content Areas
  • EDUC 762 Diagnostic Teaching of Reading & Practicum
  • EDUC 763 Oral & Written Language Development
  • EDUC 764 Literacy for Grades K-4 & Practicum (K-8 endorsement only)
  • EDUC 765 Literacy for Grades 5-8 & Practicum
  • EDUC 766 Literacy for Grades 9-12 & Practicum (5-12 endorsement only)
  • EDUC 870 Adolescent Literature (5-12 endorsement only)
  • EDUC 872 Children’s Literature (K-8 endorsement only)

If courses were taken at another college or university, you are still responsible to reflect on your learning in those classes.

Have capstone questions? 

Contact George Wm. Holland, Reading Coordinator at 563-582-2663 (home), 563-581-8737 (cell), or hollandg@morningside.edu.

Reading Capstone applications for the Fall semester open on July 1. 
All applications must be received by August 1.

Reading Capstone applications for the Spring semester open on November 1. 
All applications must be received by December 1.

Apply for the Reading Capstone (Google Form).

SPED Internship

Talk with your SPED advisor to see if your situation warrants a summer internship, which are available on a limited basis.

Special Education Internship Application Information

Apply for the SPED Internship (Google Form).

  • Your @Morningside email account will be used for all communication regarding your internship.
  • Students must be admitted to the Graduate Program in Education to be considered for a special education internship.
  • You will be registered for your internship after all grades are posted for the previous term and your internship is approved by program staff.
  • The internship is generally scheduled for the full semester. If there are any special circumstances that may affect your internship schedule, please contact the Special Education Internship Coordinator, Barb Chambers.
  • All other required coursework for the endorsement must be completed prior to approval of the internship.
  • If your school location or teaching position changes after you have submitted your internship application, please contact the Special Educator Intership Coordinator to update your internship information.
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Internship Application Checklist

You will need to have the following information available before starting your request; once started, the request must be completed and submitted. Your request cannot be retrieved for editing.

  • Student Information: your full name, phone number, Morningside email, and Morningside ID number. To locate your ID number, click on My Biographical Info in your Morningside CampusWeb account. It is the seven-digit number in parentheses after your name.
  • Internship Site Information: the school name, school phone number and school zip code; as well as, the building administrator's name (principal) and email address.

Internship Activities

The Special Education internship can normally be completed in a teacher's special education classroom as long as the students in the classroom meet the demographics identified for the type of internship being completed. Interns who are not the teacher of record in an appropriate special education classroom will need to arrange a minimum of 90 hours working with a minimum of 5 students whose disabilities match the internship being completed. All such arrangements are pending the approval of the Special Education Internship Coordinator, Barb Chambers.

Here is a list of some of the main activities interns will complete during the internship:

  • Indirect observation of the intern using direct instruction with students with written lesson plans (One lesson includes incorporating technology as a tool.)
  • Co-teaching lesson plan and reflective summary
  • IEP Quiz
  • A goals and progress monitoring project using a student’s current IEP
  • Classroom action research project
  • A special education portfolio based on CEC standards and Iowa Standards

Internship observations are conducted remotely through the use of "live" video-conferencing or video recordings. Please be sure you have access to appropriate technology tools in advance of your internship and be prepared to use Google+ Hangout, Skype, or FaceTime to facilitate your observations.

Advanced Internships

Students who have already completed a graduate level special education internship through Morningside College may be eligible to complete a one-credit, project based Advanced Internship.  The application process is the same.

Have internship questions?

Contact Barb Chambers, Special Education Internship Coordinator at 712-274-5465, 800-831-0806, x.5465, or chambersb@morningside.edu.

Internship applications for the Summer semester will open on April 1. 
All applications must be received by May 1.

Internship applications for the Fall semester open on July 1. 
All applications must be received by August 1.

Internship applications for the Spring semester open on November 1. 
All applications must be received by December 1.

Apply for the SPED Internship (Google Form).

TAG Internship

Talented and Gifted (TAG) Internship Application Information

Apply for the TAG Internship (Google Form).

  • Your @morningside.edu email account will be used for all communication regarding your internship.
  • Students must be admitted to the Graduate Program in Education to be considered for a TAG internship.
  • There are NO summer TAG internships.
  • Students DO NOT REGISTER for an internship through CampusWEB; rather, Morningside staff will register interns prior to the start of the semester.
  • The internship is generally scheduled for the full semester. If there are any special circumstances that may affect your internship schedule, please contact the TAG Coordinator.
  • If you have not completed all required coursework for the internship, approval will be finalized after all grades have been posted to your student record at the end of the semester prior to the planned internship.
  • If your school location or teaching position changes after you have submitted your internship application, please contact the TAG Coordinator to update your internship information.

Internship Applications Checklist

You will need to have the following information available before starting to enter in the request; once started, the request must be completed and submitted. You will not be able to retrieve your request for editing.

  • Student Information: your full name, phone number, Morningside email, and Morningside ID number. To locate your ID number, click on My Biographical Info in your Morningside CampusWeb account. It is the seven-digit number in parentheses after your name.
  • Internship Site Information: the school name, phone number, the building administrator's name (principal) and email address.

Internship Activities

The TAG internship is a minimum of 50 contact hours within an educational setting. This can normally be completed in a teacher’s gifted education classroom as long as the students in the classroom meet the required demographics of the TAG endorsement.

The objectives for the TAG internship include: 
      1. Planning, implementing, and evaluating a program designed for TAG students
      2. Working collaboratively with a team of educators
      3. Communicating with parents and other stakeholders
      4. Growing professionally, including self-evaluation and personal goal-setting

Major activities to be completed during the internship include:

  • Analyzing the scope of the TAG program and its goals for the intern's school or district
  • Creating a curriculum plan for students outside of the intern's major teaching level
  • Constructing a mini-case study for an individual student including assessment, goals, artifacts, and parent involvement
  • Enhancing a newsletter or website that they have developed
  • Critiquing a recording of their own teaching and implementing a plan for improvement
  • Reflecting on the learning that has taken place during the internship
  • Internship observations are conducted remotely through the use of "live" video-conferencing or video recordings. Please be sure you have access to appropriate technology tools in advance of your internship and be prepared to use Google+ Hangout, Skype, or FaceTime to facilitate your observations.

Have internship questions? 

Contact the Graduate Education Office at 712-274-5375 or 800-831-0806, x.5375

TAG internship applications for the Fall semester open on July 1. 
All applications must be received by August 1.

TAG internship applications for the Spring semester open on November 1. 
All applications must be received by December 1.

Apply for the TAG Internship (Google Form).