Employment

  • Alternative Master's students may be employed, full-time, while they complete their student teaching internship.  Undergraduate students are not permitted to complete their internship as hired teachers (i.e., they must complete a "traditional" internship with a cooperating teacher).

  • After the initial Student Teaching Orientation, Alternative Masters Program student teachers can only accept employment during student teaching under the following conditions if they result in an Interim Employment Certificate from the ALSDE:

o   The student teacher is hired to take over his/her cooperating teacher’s current teaching schedule, and the student teacher seeks approval from the Director of the Office of Clinical Experiences; OR

o    The student teacher is hired to take over a teaching position at the existing internship placement site, the position is a full-time teaching position within the student teacher’s field of certification, and approval has been granted by the Director of the Office of Clinical Experiences

  • Alternative Master's students can only be employed at schools that are accredited by the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools (SACS).
  • Hired student teachers must teach within their specific area of certification, all day, every day for the entire 15 week internship.
  • Hired student teachers must attain an Interim Employment Certificate from the ALSDE to complete their internship as hired full-time teachers.

Service Area

  • All students must complete their internship within a 50 mile radius of UAB and the placement school (this includes full-time hired AMP teachers completing their internship).

Application & General Requirements

  • Alternative Master's and graduate students must follow the same application procedures and deadlines to apply for student teaching.

  • Alternative Master's and graduate students must attend the internship seminars, even if their program checklist does not include the seminar course.

  • Hired student teachers must inform their principal about their decision to successfully complete their internship (i.e., so the principal is aware of the requirements, including visits by UAB personnel).