The student-teaching internship is 14 weeks, Monday through Friday in the last fall or spring semester of the program. Students are placed in a variety of school settings including public, private, Catholic, or independent schools in the greater Washington, DC, area. Students may request the county in which he or she wants to student teach.
Out-of-area student teaching placements are available and may be arranged by the Office of Education Clinical Experiences. Students can also teach abroad. Placements are currently available in Asia, Europe, South America, and Oceania.
For more information on any aspect of the student-teaching application process, please contact Tamala Amissah
in the Office of Education Clinical Experiences.
This program will prepare you to be a Virginia-licensed teacher in one of the following:
Elementary Education, grades PK-6
Secondary Education, grades 6-12 teaching Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, English, History and Social Science, Mathematics, or Physics
English as a Second Language, grades PK-12
Special Education: General Curriculum, grades K-12
Though area school systems continue to experience budget cuts, Marymount students continue to be hired as contracted teachers upon graduation, particularly in the areas of elementary education, special education, and secondary math and science.
In 2010-11, an overwhelming majority of graduates secured jobs in the metropolitan DC area, including northern Virginia.