By Mark Graham
March 21, 2016 1:47pm CST
I am wondering if any teachers out there think it is necessary for doctoral students to complete an internship and a capstone/dissertation. I understand that if the student is a working teacher in a brick and mortar school those teachers can do an internship in their school district somehow, but if you are mainly a free lance writer/blogger with small sites it is kind of hard to find an internship site. My plans for my dissertation as I think I mentioned is to write a textbook, but I remember after trying for several years to observe in various schools no principal would let me. They usually stated that having that extra person in the classroom would be too distracting for the students. I even stated that I could help the teacher in the classroom and still no luck. Enough of my rant and doing research that I would really like to do. My question is to see if completing a dissertation could replace an internship when a doctoral student is not working as a teacher.
• Independence, Louisiana
22 Mar 16
My Masters paper was an analysis of Winnie the Pooh from a counseling standpoint. The issue I have now is that in my doctoral program the other students are working teachers and it seems are able to do their internships at their schools and businesses. I am a blogger that writes creative and educational articles while I try. I have a topic for for my doctoral dissertation it is the internship course that is the problem for no one where I live returns my messages. I had one internship answer but for such a short internship driving almost two hundred miles everyday does not seem realistic. I do have an alternate idea I suggested that I could create a seminar/workshop online for the university as an independent project that could be an internship. Sorry for the long comment.