In the internships, students evolve to teachers ready and capable to start their career, and they develop during their internships all competencies needed for the profession, in a way related to their academic degree.
The orientation internship develops from observations in the classroom, via one-to-one talks with students, supporting student groups, and teaching parts of lessons to completely taking care of at least 10 lessons in the lower levels of upper secondary education and 10 lessons in the higher levels of upper secondary education.
N.B. The internships are only for ULT-students.
The orientation internship consists of 336 hours. Master students take the internship in the first semester in 15 weeks of 3 days a week. Bachelor students and students following the education module, take the internship in the second semester. Students in the two-year master take the orientation stage during their first year, gradually increasing the number of days they attend their school.
The internship is assessed by the teacher of the specific didactics course (vakdidacticus), consulting the internship supervisor (wpb), the school supervisor (schoolopleider) and the teachers of the OidS course. The final grade is only given after the (first part of the) portfolio is graded with a ‘sufficient’ mark. Next to the internship, students take the course Masterclasses and Opleiden in de School (OidS); in the latter part the portfolio is also a topic of discussion.
When a student does not do well in the orientation internship, the internship can be extended.
The orientation internship consists of 336 hours. In this intership, the student has to teach at least 10 lower-level and 10 upper-level lessons in upper secondary education. In addition, the student participates in other lesson- and school-related activities, such as grade meetings and other meetings: meetings with parents, students (e.g. making a planning), related organizations out of school, such as municipality; cultural and educational activities for students, such as excursions, trips, and festivals.