Publication Date

1986

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Claire Stanley

Abstract

This paper is about the issues which I felt were crippling me professionally and the means by which I was able to overcome them. My second internship, done in August directly after completing the MAT Program in June, is the central focus. The entire discussion covers a time period of five months and is divided into three sections: pre-internship preparation, the internship experience, and a post-internship teaching position. Section I discusses the work I did prior to the internship which helped me establish specific objectives and guidelines to follow for obtaining my goal. Section II talks about the specific aspects of the internship which contributed to my success. Section III evaluates my internship accomplishments from the perspective of a teaching position I had immediately following the internship which was a time ripe for assessment and testing of what I had just learned. The conclusion is an overall evaluation of the entire time period with an emphasis on my own criteria for determining my success.

Disciplines

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Education | Other Teacher Education and Professional Development