Student Highlights and Videos

Secondary Undergraduate Students

Lindsay SavageLindsey Savage

I loved getting the chance to work with students during each semester of the program!

My internship prepared me for getting to know my students as individuals rather than just as students that I was teaching. I had a great experience with my partnership teacher and my students who all taught me how to teach effectively and to care about the students that I was working with!

Morgan Mannion

The internship experience through Watson College of Education is incredibly helpful and definitely prepared me for my future as a teacher. Being paired with an experienced teacher and having a chance to teach while being observed and having guidance, was reassuring and helpful for my future as a teacher. This experience gave me the confidence needed to graduate and proceed as a teacher.

Marcus Terwilliger

The best experience I had while a part of this internship was the connection I made to 54 students at Hoggard High School. I know that I will remember them all forever and I hope they remember me all the same!

Secondary M.A.T. Students

Nick Wilson
MAT Social Studies

I felt like the MAT program offered a fast pace opportunity to become an instructor that also allowed for me to get hands on experience with students and fellow teachers. The internship experience was fantastic with some experience in the fall and then taking over 2 class periods in the spring, the pacing was excellent.

The internship has shown me the weaknesses in my instruction and improved it to be much more effective in the classroom. Classroom management would have been non existent without my time as an intern.

Logan Doyle
MAT Social Studies

I really liked the fact that we were almost immediately thrown into the classroom and we received a genuine understanding of what it is like to be responsible for a full class within weeks of being in the classroom. I think it gave me a better understanding of what sort of things to expect once I was in my actual classroom. I had a couple of friends in the undergrad program and I felt like their experiences were so different than ours in the sense that we, as MATs, got a better look at what it will be like to be a teacher.

My internship definitely prepared me for, well, all sorts of things. I dealt with some things in my classes that I never thought would ever be an issues. I just felt that this internship experience, overall, gave me a more sincere understanding of what it will be like to be a high school teacher. It showed me how important it is to make good connections with other teachers, of all subject areas, in my school.

E. Clayton FoundtainE. Clayton Fountain
MAT English

Everyone in Watson always seemed invested in both me as a teacher and my personal well-being. I always felt well taken care of during my time here.

My internship really prepared me for what it would be like to be a secondary teacher. I was totally immersed in every aspect of my role and I learned more about teaching and high school students than I ever thought was possible. I will always remember my internship for the lessons and relationships I developed during that time.