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Teacher Externships... Educator Externships

Registration for the Educator Externship Project

2024 is NOW OPEN

We have provided opportunities for over 1200 educators to interact with business, industry and military professionals since 2012.  We will continue the tradition in 2023.

What to Expect in Summer 2024

  • In-person with business, industry, military professionals 

  • Hybrid professional development:  In-person PD, self-paced PD, and live, virtual PD

  • Pre-recorded videos to externships and professional development

Externships Geared Towards College & Career Readiness

 Our clusters Include:

  • Construction/Trade, Math

  • HealthScience/BioScience, Math, Science

  • Advanced Manufacturing/Robotics, Math

  • IT/Cyber, Math

  • Culinary Arts, Math, Science

  • Aerospace, Math, Science

Counselors & Administrators

  • Connection to Programs of Study

  • Development of Parent/Study Presentation on Programs of Study & Industry Connection

  • Development of Industry Partnerships for Student Externships

Clusters are used to match what you teach (or will be) to which companies and organizations you will visit and learn about. When you register, you will need to pick a cluster and one of the weeks when an option exists.

Benefits when you complete the requirements:

  • $500 Stipend

  • 18 CEUs awarded by ESC-20

  • 6hr G.T. Update

Other Benefits

  • Learn how to integrate College, Career, Military Readiness skills into your lessons

  • Improve your T-TESS evaluation with activities based on the externships

  • Learn how your subject area aligns with the Programs of Study offered at your school

  • Interact with teachers in your subject area

Completion Requirements

  1. Complete the Registration 

  2. Complete the required self-paced online preparation modules

  3. Attend the scheduled, in-person and virtual externships

  4. Attend the in-person and virtual PD

  5. Submit a lesson plan

  6. Complete the end-of-externship evaluation survey

  7. Complete the above by the end of your PD week

Eligibility & Participation Requirements

Middle and High School STEM, CTE, MATH, SCIENCE, Counselors, and Administrators employed in a public/charter school in one of the 13 WSA counties Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, McMullen, Medina and Wilson are encouraged to register.



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