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Internship: Your First Year of Teaching


During the year-long internship, an intern is

  • employed by the district;
  • paid as a first year teacher;
  • eligible for benefits;
  • reported as the teacher-of-record for retirement purposes;
  • teaches with a Probationary Certificate; and
  • enrolled in an internship course in both the fall and spring semesters.

Finding A Job

As a TMATE intern, you are responsible for locating the employing district where you will serve your year-long internship. You must apply, interview and negotiate the salary and benefits.