School Health Education Internships

School Health Education students complete a student-teaching experience for the entire semester in a school setting, working with children in grades 7-12. Students must meet the requirements for admission to the professional education program and to student teaching. Prior to student teaching, individuals must pass the Praxis I test. Students should schedule this examination during their junior year. Transfer students should plan to take additional terms of study.

All school health education interns should review the information in the Department of Health Science Student Teaching Handbook.

All pre-service students in Teacher Education programs at Towson University whose program of study requires an intensive/extensive internship experience in a public or private school setting (pre-K through 12) will be required to undergo a criminal background check before entering this experience. The criminal background check must be filed with the director of the Center for Professional Practice. Please read the section on Admission into the Student Teaching Experience in the handbook.

Dual School and Community Health Education

In the dual major program, students spend one half the semester in the community health internship and the remaining half of the semester is spent in the school health internship.

* All students participating in an internship must attend a pre-internship meeting.

Students in need of further information should contact Dr. Patrick Herbert at