Bellingham Elementary Education

Internship Sequence

Fall, Winter, Spring Sequence (same classroom for all terms)

  • Fall (part-time): September Experience of 40 hours during first 3 weeks of public school year. Tuesday & Thursday AM during WWU term.
  • Winter (part-time): Tuesday & Thursday all day during WWU term.
  • Spring (full-time): Starts Monday of WWU’s Spring Break (candidate may not take the WWU Spring Break); ends the Friday of WWU's spring final's week.

Winter, Spring, Fall Sequence (same classroom for all terms)

  • Winter (part-time): Tuesday & Thursday AM during WWU term.
  • Spring (part-time): Tuesday & Thursday all day during WWU term.
  • Fall (full-time): Starts when teachers report back to work after the summer break; ends the Friday of WWU's fall final's week.

Spring, Fall, Winter Sequence (same classroom for all terms)

  • Spring (part-time): Tuesday & Thursday AM during WWU term.
  • Fall (part-time): September Experience of 40 hours during first 3 weeks of public school year. Tuesday & Thursday all day during WWU term.
  • Winter (full-time): Starts when teachers report back to work in January; ends the Friday of WWU’s winter final’s week.

Grade/Area Choices

Indicate your preferred grade ranges and counties (Whatcom or Skagit) on the Placement Information Form. Note that while we will do our best to place you according to your preferences, these choices are not guaranteed.

The Elementary Education program is moving toward a geographic/regionally-based internship with stronger connections to clinical placements, mentoring, observations, and supervision. Due to the need to support a full year internship, the Elementary Education program will be exclusively placing applicants in Whatcom and Skagit Counties beginning with those whose first quarter of student teaching would begin in Winter 2019.

What's Next?

After submitting your internship application, you can plan ahead for this exciting time in your program by reviewing the following information: