EDEL 550 Action Research/Internship I
Prerequisites: This course should be taken during the last two semesters of the program.
This internship course is an integrated part of the Master’s program. The entire emphasis of the internship is to provide a well thought out, planned “hands-on” learning experience for students which bridges the gap between pedagogy and practice. This course will provide prospective principals with practical experience in educational leadership tasks, issues and responsibilities under the close supervision and direction of clinical affiliates, which will also include effective supervisory skills and the teacher/staff evaluation process.
This course will include the introduction of action research in the school setting with the interns completing a needs survey for the school in conjunction with the supervising principal. The needs survey will lead to the development of an on-site literature review. The literature review will lead into the Action Research project in EDEL 560 Internship II.
Interns will complete 100 hours of on-site internship experience under the direction and supervision of the on-site administrator.