Educators in Industry

K-12 Externship Program
The Educators in Industry Program provides four-week summer externships for K-12 teachers, administrators, career advisors, and other educators to provide a firsthand look at how the engineering design process and 21st century skills are currently being used in an industry environment.  Participants will earn 3 continuing education credits at no cost, and will receive a $2,000 stipend for completing both the summer experience and associated coursework.


2019 Program Timeline

  • February 1, 2019          Applications Due
  • February 4-22, 2019     Interviews
  • March 4, 2019              Positions Announced
  • March 18, 2019            Placement Confirmations Due
  • June 3-28, 2019           Externship Placements


Program Participation Requirements

  • Work full time at externship placement (Monday - Thursday for 4 weeks in June)
  • Attend 1/2 day Friday morning meetings in Fargo (4 Fridays in June)
  • Complete course requirements for Summer and Fall courses (see course syllabi for more details)


Downloadable Documents for 2019 Program
Program Information
Application Form (Word)
Application Form (PDF)
Tentative Syllabus for Summer 2019
Tentative Syllabus for Fall 2019


For Additional Information:
Dr. Teresa Shume - NDSU School of Education
Phone: (701) 231-8748

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