Pre-Teaching Spring 2023 internship at Centennial Academy – Atlanta, GA

The Pre-Teaching Spring 2023 internship at Centennial Academy, a K-8 conversion charter school in Atlanta Public Schools, will support the implementation of Project-Based Learning (PBL) in a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) environment. The intern will support Accelerated Pathway Teachers in various grade levels as well as the STEAM Specialist and Gifted Coordinator. The emphasis of the experience will be on meeting the needs of a wide spectrum of learners particularly those identified as high-achieving learners. Research has shown that oftentimes accelerated scholars are one of the most underserved populations within schools. With the Accelerated Pathway, scholars receive rigorous instruction using above grade-level standards in Mathematics and Science. The Accelerated Pathway Program is further enhanced through daily integration of rigorous Project-Based Learning (PBL) Units.

In this position, an intern will have the opportunity to:

  • Observe experienced classroom teachers’ instructional practices
  • Experience what the teaching profession has to offer
  • Shadow leaders in various school level positions
  • Serve as a resident innovator to assist in creating PBL projects throughout the school
  • Collaboratively plan PBL lessons with a team of teachers
  • Assist teachers in planning and executing project-based learning activities
  • Assist Accelerated Pathway Teachers in planning and executing professional learning experiences
  • Setup, implement, supervise, and break down student labs (if applicable)
  • Develop engaging and rigorous enrichment activities
  • Lead whole class and small group instruction as deemed appropriate
  • Acquire skills in classroom management under the supervision of a teacher
  • Improve scholars’ course content mastery, particularly in above grade-level standards
  • Assist in the academic preparation for the Georgia Milestones Assessments
  • Assess scholar work and provide feedback to scholars under supervision
  • Assist teachers in the design of appropriate assessments of scholar learning
  • Assist teachers in the design of Applied Learning Demonstrations for Project-Based Learning
  • Use backwards design to develop lessons that provide scholars with a clear path to mastery
Location of Centennial Academy 
531 Luckie Street, Atlanta, GA, 30313


  • current undergraduate at Georgia Tech
  • have a 2.5 or higher cumulative G.P.A. when applying
  • be a current undergraduate at Georgia Tech for the entire duration of the internship
  • be in current good academic standing
  • have a strong background in mathematics or science; knowledge in engineering design preferred; the specific discipline focus of the internship will be dependent upon the selected applicant.
Applicants do not have to commit to becoming a teacher to intern.

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