Exempting the Internship
MAT Candidates who are lateral-entry teachers may be exempted from the internship upon presentation of the necessary supporting paperwork. Candidates should present the following to the Graduate School:
- Two copies of a signed letter from the candidate’s principal, on school letterhead, attesting that the candidate has completed at least one full school year of successful teaching in the licensure area of the candidate’s MAT concentration
- A copy of the candidate’s Summative Evaluation from that year
- A copy of the candidate’s Praxis II scores (for licensure)
Upon completion of Phase I of the program, including submission of these materials, lateral-entry teachers may clear their lateral-entry licenses and apply for an initial license.