Internship Information - Elementary Education

Internship Sequence

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

  • Fall (part-time): September Experience of 60 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 60 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 Level and Location Requests

When you apply to student teach, you will indicate your preferred grade ranges and counties (Whatcom or Skagit). We will do our best to place you according to your preferences, however these choices are not guaranteed.

The Elementary Education program has developed partnerships with local school districts in places applicants exclusively in the Whatcom and Skagit regions. 

What's Next?

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