The Renaissance School

Nurturing Hearts & Minds

Student Internships

If you enjoy working with young children, 

consider earning credits in our preschool program... 

The Renaissance School welcomes student interns
every fall and spring semester! 

The preschool operates Monday – Thursday mornings 
Children are present 9:00 – 12:00 and are 3-5 years old 
Student interns typically work 8:30 – 1:00,  2 mornings per week  

Student interns earn practicum or independent study credits 
as they
assist classroom teachers,
learn about young children and their families, 
and discover an innovative approach to early education inspired
by the educators of Reggio Emilia, Italy

Possible classroom activities include...

Planning creative, developmentally appropriate activities        
Facilitating small group activities including cooking and art projects        
Photographing children to help document their learning        
Supporting bilingual children as they interact and learn with others 

  To earn academic credit for student teaching, prospective interns 
need to obtain a UMass faculty member to sponsor them. 
Faculty from the Colleges of Education, Psychology, Sociology,
and Communication Disorders typically sponsor our interns

Faculty sponsors register student interns for this experience 
as a 
pre-practicum, practicum, internship, or independent study

Students can earn 3 credits for working in our preschool,
M/W or T/Th  8:30-1:00 

Applications should be received in the Renaissance School office
by May 1st 
to student teach with us in the Fall semester. 
Applications should be received 
by December 1st to student teach 
in the Spring semester.
Please contact the preschool office at (413) 548-9696 or email the director,  
Dotty Meyer at for further information. 

The preschool is located in the lower level of the Immanuel Lutheran Church,
 on the northern edge of the UMass campus. 

 Immanuel Church is next to Furcolo Hall (College of Education),  
and is on the bus line. 

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