Students are in public school placements within the first month of enrollment. Over the course of the two years you are on campus, you will complete three practice within school settings. An effort is made to place students in different settings for the three practica so you have the opportunity to work with a variety of age groups, in more than one district, in an applied environment, and often in both rural and urban settings. Since MSUM is located on the border of Minnesota and North Dakota, you will be able to see how schools operate in both states.
Internships are usually in school districts or education cooperatives in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. In the last several years, we have had several students complete internships in Iowa, as well. We also have had interns in other states, such as Colorado, Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan, Virginia, Alaska and Hawaii. These interns have made use of our distance learning capabilities to participate in the classes we teach in conjunction with the internship.