two year program is designed
for continuous support, guidance and coaching throughout the academic
and practicum phases.
The theory, teaching method and program curriculum instruction begins
with an intensive summer session structured to provide the Adult Learner
with foundational knowledge prior to the first year of student teaching.
The weekend seminars during the two years complete the curriculum
and teaching method instruction.
academic assignments are due
over the course of the two year program which integrates the theory with
the intern's classroom experiences.
The adult learner has the option to complete the academic program in one
full year and have the continued support of VCMS during the second year
as first year teacher.
The adult learner who is certified in
one-year will be eligible to participate in the second year seminars and
continue to receive coaching and support from VCMS as a first year
teaching experience follows the summer academic
The adult learner has several options to fulfill the internship
practicum requirements. The
Intern may serve an unpaid internship, may be employed as an
intern/assistant, or may be employed as a self-directed intern/ teacher.
Self-Directed internships are approved for the first year
practicum if the adult learner and the employing school are approved by
national or ethnic origin. VCMS does
not discriminate on
class in employment
or administration of its educational