Dist. 211 Internships Give Students a Taste of Teaching

By Date, Shruti | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), October 23, 2001 | Go to article overview

Dist. 211 Internships Give Students a Taste of Teaching


Date, Shruti, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)


Byline: Shruti Date Daily Herald Staff Writer

For years, student teachers were usually in the classroom as part of a graduation requirement for their college degree.

But now teenagers can get work experience and find out if they want to pursue teaching while they are still in high school, sometimes without even having to leave the building.

Over the past four years, several Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 students interested in teaching have enrolled in the secondary education internship program to learn the ropes of the profession.

The high school internships grew out of a 20-year program District 211 has offered through which students work with some elementary teachers in Palatine Township Elementary District 15 schools such as Jane Addams and Sanborn.

Now students in all five District 211 high schools can work with veteran high school teachers, often those with whom they have taken classes, for a semester. Teachers show them how to prepare a lesson, allot time for each topic, grade papers and oversee classrooms. …

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