Advanced Internships

There are two possible entry points for most Cal Teach interns: CaT1 and the Intensive Internship. Prospective science or math teachers who successfully complete the Intensive Internship or CaT1 may continue with further Cal Teach internships offered during the academic year. All of these options require enrollment in the associated course or independent study.

Advanced Internship Pre-requisites

Special Projects (EDUC 197)

CaT1 (EDUC 50)

CaT2 (EDUC100)

CaT1 (EDUC 50)

CaT3 (EDUC 185L)

CaT2 (EDUC 1000) & EDUC185B or EDUC 185C

CaT4 (EDUC 198)

CaT3 (EDUC 185L), Advanced Education Course

In order to continue with the Cal Teach sequence you do not resubmit the CaT1/Intensive Internships application. For CaT2, CaT3, and intensive interns who want to take CaT1, you need to submit the Intent to Participate Form and updated transcripts showing courses you have taken since your last Cal Teach internship. For Special Projects and CaT4, you need to submit a Petition for Individual Studies Form and updated transcripts.

 

What is the Cal Teach internship sequence?

Prospective science or math teachers who complete CaT1 may continue with CaT2, CaT3, and CaT4, in sequence (see pre-requisites for each, above). They may also enroll to complete a Special Projects internship. See the schedule to find when each internship is offered.

All advanced internships have a school or other educational placement and require enrolling for academic credit. The courses associated with CaT1, CaT2, and CaT3 are taught as seminars that meet weekly; CaT4 and Special Projects are offered as independent study courses for UCSC undergraduates only. Details below.

 

 

What is is expected of CaT2 and CaT3 interns?

CaT2 and CaT3 interns must:

 

What are the benefits of participating in CaT2/CaT3?

CaT2 and CaT3 interns will:

 

How to sign up for CaT2 or CaT3

Intent to Participate Form

 

Winter 2016 Priority* Deadline: November 9

*This is a priority deadline. We will continue taking applications until courses are full.

The completed application will consist of the Intent to Participate form and updated transcripts reflecting coursework through the quarter prior to the internship. Transcripts can be submitted electronically by emailing a pdf of the unofficial transcripts to calteach@ucsc.edu. (See formatting instructions for help with turning document into pdf/jpg).

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What is a Cal Teach Special Project internship?

The Cal Teach Special Project is an individual studies (independent study) project to work with K-12 students on science or math topics, ideally, involving inquiry-based learning. The type of placement is very open: interns may work with students who are pulled out of their regular class (for remedial or advanced support); interns may work with clubs or enrichment programs at a school or other educational setting. Some background reading and short writing assignments are expected, but the main emphasis is the internship experience.

 

What is expected of Special Project interns?

Special Projects interns must:

 

What are the benefits of doing a Special Project?

Special Projects interns will:

 

How to sign up for a Special Project?

You should begin this process at least two weeks before the end of the preceding academic quarter!

 

Petition for Undergraduate Individual Studies Course form

Instructions: Individual Studies Form

 

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What is CaT4?

CaT4 is an individual studies (independent study) project that builds on a successfully completed upper division Education Course; it includes a Cal Teach classroom placement. The goal is to more deeply explore a topic in educational theory in the context of a classroom placement, and this will involve significant background reading and academic writing in conjunction with the internship. Cal Teach facilitates the internship placement while the independent study is supervised by a faculty member in the Education Department, usually for 2 units of credit.

 

 

What is expected of CaT4 Interns?

CaT4 Interns must:

 

 

What are the benefits of participating in CaT4?

CaT4 interns will:

 

How to sign up for CaT4?

To participate in CaT4 you need to have successfully completed CaT3 and an upper division Education course that you want to explore in further detail. Begin this process at least two weeks before the end of the preceding academic quarter.

Petition for Undergraduate Individual Studies Course form

Instructions: Individual Studies Form

 

Cal Teach Office

You can send any paper copies to the Cal Teach office via email, fax, hand delivery, or mail:

 

Hand deliver:

Cal Teach Drop Box JBEB 157B

Email:

calteach@ucsc.edu

Fax:

(831)459-2979

Mail via Campus or US Mail:

Cal Teach Program
PB Sci Dean's Office
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

 

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