Internship and Student Teaching

School-based internships and student teaching experiences are required for specific programs at ACE. Please click the links below for details about the Educational Leadership Internship and Student Teaching.


Educational Leadership Internship

(For students currently enrolled in Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Dual Degree in Educational Leadership programs)


Student Teaching

(For students currently enrolled in Master of Arts in Teaching - Elementary, Master of Arts in Teaching - Secondary, Transition to Teaching in Elementary Education Certificate, and Transition to Teaching in Secondary Education Certificate programs)


Location of School-Based Internships, Field Experiences or Student Teaching

Internship, student teaching and/or field experience activities are designed to be compatible with the US school system. In order to ensure appropriate supervision and equivalent experiences, students must complete all field experiences and/or internship activities in the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

To best support students as they complete their internship, student teaching and/or other field experiences, American College of Education requires all students to complete these requirements in the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands. Students with special circumstances (such as working at a Department of Defense School) may apply for a Clinical Experience Exception Approval.

American College of Education does not offer visas or other types of work permits. Securing any necessary authorization is the responsibility of the student. All admitted students must be eligible to work within and agree to complete all requirements in the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.