posted Feb 27, 2012, 8:02 PM by Elizabeth Niebuhr
The Beta Tau Chapter Location
: Room 165Date and Time
: 2/27/2012Officers Present
: Amy Tripp, Beth Niebuhr, Alie La Grange, Elizabeth Stark, Hannah Gutschenritter, Elizabeth Rosendale, Alyssa Laws Absent Officers
: Counselors Present: Counselors Absent:
Dr. Willhite, Dr. IwaiOrder of Business:
- Elizabeth: Announcements
- Shelia Wirkus: Alternate Student Teaching Options
- UWL known for its education programs
- Most competitive
- Created as part of The Wisconsin Improvement Program
- Can apply for internship anywhere in the state
- 3.0 bare minimum GPA
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Brief interview with Office of Field Experience
- Accepts about ten interns
- Great track record of interns being successful
- You will get 2 emails a week from Shelia about opportunities. You will be given the area and certification requirements.
- School size and district size depends
- You should start the internship process during field 2
- If a district is suffering financially and has a lot of early retirements, often times they will do internship types of situations until they can afford a full time teacher.
- Student teaching abroad
- Educators abroad, a company UWL uses along with sister schools all over Wisconsin.
- 4 successful abroad teachers. New Zealand, Cameroon, Ireland, Vienna, and more!
- For very flexible people that are up for a challenge!
- Placed in English speaking schools all over the world.
- Process similar to internship pool: 3 letters of recommendation, testament to independence, preparedness, flexibility, and problem solving abilities.
- Local placement for 9 weeks, abroad for 10 weeks.
- May struggle to find a specific location, you cant be too picky!
- Risk involved
- You will have a local backup plan.
- Elizabeth: Start ASAP!
- Go to educatorsabroad.org
- There are a lot of materials you must fill out: letters of recommendation, personal narrative, etc.