Congratulations on nearing the completion of your teacher education program. Let's take a look at your readiness to intern. Before you start internship, you need to submit an internship application, complete program and course requirements, obtain a substitute license, acquire professional liability coverage, satisfactorily complete Portfolio I, and meet school district requirements. The Director of Field Experiences will verify these requirements have been met and will also discuss your readiness to intern with faculty in your program and your academic advisor.
Before proceeding, please read the Questions and Answers.
Out of State Internship Requires State and District Authorizations
Effective July 2013, the U.S. Department of Education requires all institutions offering distance education to be authorized in the states in which it operates. As stated in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR):
If an institution is offering postsecondary education through distance or correspondence education to students in a State in which it is not physically located or in which it is otherwise subject to State jurisdiction as determined by the State, the institution must meet any State requirements for it to be legally offering postsecondary distance or correspondence education in that State. An institution must be able to document to the Secretary the State's approval upon request. (34 CFR§ 600.9[c])
This means that UNR must acquire approval from any state where students will reside while completing the University of Nevada, Reno internship course.
Acquiring state authorization:
If State Authorization is granted, the OFX must then obtain approval from the school district in which the internship will occur.
Because state and district authorizations for internship must be obtained on an individual basis, students should contact the Office of Field Experiences at least one year in advance. We will work diligently to ascertain if authorization is possible in the requested location.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, penalties for non-compliance may include the university being fined and the student being denied licensure in that state.
Our office can be reached in the following way: firstname.lastname@example.org
Important: Nevada School Districts do NOT want you to contact school personnel for a placement so simply write your placement request on the internship application and leave the signature lines blank.
The table below is subject to change and may not be inclusive. OFX will notify you personally if something else is required. You are responsible for any costs related to school district requirements. For those who want to intern in WCSD and do not have a sub-license, you will need to print the form off below, fill out and take to Washoe County School Police District Office and pay their fee.
|NV Substitute License3||X||X3||X|
|Student Teaching Permit4|
|District Fingerprinting & Background Check1||X||X||X||Form||X||X|
|Hired as a Substitute|
The table below is subject to change and may not be inclusive. OFX will notify you personally if something else is required. You are responsible for any costs related to school district requirements.
For other school districts not listed here, requirements will be determined by the Director after your application has been submitted and you will be contacted.
|NV Substitute License3|
|Student Teaching Permit4||Form|
|District Fingerprinting & Background Check1||X||X||X||X|
|Hired as a Substitute|
|Additional requirements||Anchorage Form |
The Office of Field Experiences will notify you in the event your application is not complete or you have not met the requirements for internship.
Failure to meet all internship requirements may void your internship application or delay your internship. Internship requirements include: completion of program requirements and coursework, substitute licensure, professional liability coverage, portfolio I, school district approval, program faculty and advisor approvals and the approval of the Director of Field Experiences.