Working in partnership with the Stanford Graduate School of Education, the Haas Center for Public Service, SPREES has helped develop EDUC 104: Introduction to the Profession of Teaching, a course designed to immerse Stanford students in what it means to be a teacher through an internship in a local elementary or high school classroom. Students will observe and assist instruction for four hours per week. In class, students will read, discuss, and respond to theory and research related to teaching. The course is open to all undergraduates with an interest in the teaching profession; and it may be especially useful for students who are considering entering the profession of teaching and wish to spend time in a classroom. No prior experience in teaching is required.
The SPREES Internship seeks to dispel student myths and misperceptions about the teaching profession. We believe that students need a low-stakes space to discover what teaching truly encompasses before deciding to commit to the classroom after graduation. We also believe that students who want to enter any career in education - whether policy, research, law, tech, administration, or non-profit sectors - must have some understanding of the real challenges that teachers face to make any substantial difference in the system.
More information about the course can be found in our syllabus.
We are no longer accepting applications for the course. If you have any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.