The Educational Internship Program
What is EIP?
The Educational Internship Program is such a unique and fulfilling experience. We examine various learning theories, educational issues, and strategies, and we analyze how they apply to you as a learner and as a teacher. While we do meet as a class once a week, the majority of your time will be spent in an elementary or middle school classroom where you will work with a master teacher. The class is taught like an introductory education course at the college level. You will read various articles and books and analyze how different theories and practices work in your classrooms. We also examine videos of master teachers to evaluate how teaching strategies impact learning. You can also receive 4 hours of college credit through UCM and earn A+ hours if you meet the requirements. In addition, EIP counts as a practical arts credit.
If you are interested in participating in the Educational Internship Program, take a look at the information below and talk with Ms. Taylor and some current students to get more information. You can also follow us on Twitter @LPS_EIP to see what interns are doing this year. Please complete this application by February 21, 2020, and have two staff members complete recommendations for you by February 21st. Please access recommendation forms HERE. Print out two copies, give them to two teachers or staff members who can comment on your character and abilities, and ask them to return the forms to Melissa Taylor's staff mailbox by February 21st.
Should I Take EIP if I Don't Want to be a Teacher?
Absolutely! Many careers involve working with children or as part of a collaborative team. Half of the current EIP students are not planning on teaching, but they report they have gained valuable skills in the following area
- communication and public speaking
- how to help others
- conflict resolution
- understanding and empathizing
- real world problem-solving
- reading higher-levels texts
- learning how to interact with children
- adapting to new ways to integrate technology and changes in teaching and learning