Once all internship applications are submitted for the semester for which you have applied, that information is shared with your Program Coordinator. At the same time we are also asking for volunteer teachers to supervise interns. After all volunteer information has been submitted by the schools, we match students with teachers.
For elementary, special education and unified early childhood students, we consider special requests first and then work on placing students as closely as possible to their grade requests. In all other programs, the field experience coordinator usually reviews the list of teacher volunteers and makes recommendations on placements to the departmental program coordinator, who in turn makes placement request decisions. We then send requests out to the schools.
When the requests are confirmed by the principals, we then begin sending notification emails to students, mentor teachers and university supervisors via LiveText. Once a placement is confirmed in this manner you should plan to make contact with your mentor teacher after that point.