University of Vermont

Educational Leadership Master's Program

Individual Internship Plan Overview


The internship is a field-study opportunity for Educational Leadership M.Ed. candidates to engage in the application of and reflection about theory to the “real world” of educational/human services leadership.  Through a process of supervised experiences in a professional setting, the intern is expected to engage in the practical application of theory and knowledge gained through the formal program.  The internship represents the culminating experience at the Master’s Degree level and enables each intern to demonstrate and document her/his application of leadership knowledge and skills to the changing nature of the school, educational, or human services environment.

In addition to the above, the internship is a carefully constructed and planned learning experience designed to enhance and expand upon competencies in several areas of study while offering the opportunity to integrate theory with practice. Opportunity to develop expertise in attaining academic, professional, and personal goals is integrated into the internship experience. Students are actively involved in the designing, participating, and reflecting upon internship experiences.   All intern candidates are expected to develop a portfolio that serves as a professional file for documenting one’s learning and growth during the internship.  Students who are pursuing administrative licensure will need to link their documented learning to the standards required for administrative licensure in Vermont.

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