On Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 25 Rock Island High School students who are in the high school’s Education Internship program signed letters of intent to further their careers at the college or university level to pursue a degree in education.
The course places high school students who are interested in the education field throughout the district in a range of classrooms from Kindergarten through High School underclassmen courses, English Language, and Special Education.
Education interns learn the foundations of education as well as gain hands-on experience. Interns work directly with district educators to observe and carry out a variety of classroom tasks and activities, including assisting students with classwork, teaching small groups, and leading classroom discussions.
The course is providing a unique, first-hand experience for students while producing the next generation of teachers. Any student who goes through the program and graduates from a college or university with the appropriate education license(s) and endorsement(s) will be guaranteed an interview with the RIMSD#41.
Since its inception, the enrollment for the course has grown as well as the diversity of students interested in the program.
We hope to see them all back in our district as teachers!