Program Schedule - Alt Routes

If you are currently employed or have strong relationships with a school, we will work creatively with you to explore the possibility of an appropriate internship where you are. The MAE-ARC program is heavily, but not entirely, based in the field. During the field-based portion of this program, candidates are assigned mentors in a school district in addition to their cooperating teacher.

Typical internships begin on the first teacher report day of the school year and continue through the school year.  In rare cases, early completion can be arranged but the typical internship will last until at least mid-spring. During this time, the candidate spends all day, every day in their internship gaining an intimate knowledge of how schools work.

When the candidate and supervisor agree that the candidate is ready and prepared, the university supervisor will oversee the completion of the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA). When the candidate has successfully completed the TPA and completed his/her internship he/she may be recommended for a Residency Teaching Certificate with the appropriate endorsement(s).

After candidates have completed the initial certification portion of the program, they will have three years to complete the remaining 17 credits in the MAE degree.  These classes will be made available on nights and weekends so candidates are able to work while finishing the degree.

Typical course schedule

Summer Semester
June-August attend classes at PLU all day on Friday and Saturday plus complete a 40 hour practicum

EDUC 544 Sociocultural Foundations of Education(2)
EDUC 520 Issues of Child Abuse and Neglect(1)
SPED 583  Current Issues in Exceptionality(2)
EDUC 556 Critical Issues in Secondary Teaching(2)

Fall Semester
Internship in the schools Monday-Friday and attend class at PLU on six Saturdays

EDUC 561     Instructional Methodology for Secondary Teachers(4)
EDUC 563B  Integrating Seminar(2)

J-term
EDUC 563B (Continued)

Spring Semester
Internship in the schools Monday-Friday and attend class at PLU only a few Saturdays

EDUC 563B (Continued)
EDUC 568 Internship in Teaching(6)