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The Letter of Eligibility Internship

The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires a 360-hour internship/field experience for all Letter of Eligibility candidates. These hours must be documented across a full calendar year in order to meet PDE requirements.

The internship is normally completed at the end of the Letter of Eligibility program. Students should work with their assigned EDLDR 595 Internship instructor as well as their designated on-site approved mentor/supervisor to construct an appropriate sequence of experiences that cover the full calendar year. Students may register for EDLDR 595B for one semester (3 credits) or for two semesters (6 credits total). The candidate is expected to complete a full-year internship/field experience.

Candidates for Letter of Eligibility Certification should see their advisers for internship requirements, as well as for further information regarding the Performance-based Internship.