ASU Prep Digital and ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College have partnered to offer robust professional experiences through digital internships. 

Term 5 internships in the following campus-based undergraduate programs will be conducted remotely via ASU Prep Digital: 

  • Elementary Education 
  • Special Education and Elementary Education
  • Elementary Education (STEM) 
  • Secondary Education

Thrive in your online professional experience

  • Be part of the transformation of K–12 education
  • Observe multiple grade levels throughout your internship. This provides you with a unique opportunity to determine which grade levels you are most passionate about early on in your professional experiences.
  • Find support from an on-site learning facilitator and a teacher online, creating a strong learning ecosystem 
  • Enjoy flexibility, versatility and no commuting 

What you’ll learn in your digital internship or residency

  • Gain expertise in a variety of technologies as you develop your own digital teaching toolbox
  • Learn how to build community and manage relationships in a virtual environment
  • Gain experience creating online learning experiences that meet the needs of all learners
  • Practice clear parent communication to support remote learning success

What is ASU Prep Digital?

ASU Prep Digital is an accredited online school serving students in grades K–12 and school partners around the world. The school is a college preparatory option in which online high school and university courses converge in a unique learning opportunity. This rigorous virtual school program prepares students for college acceptance and encourages them to start earning credit toward college majors and careers in an increasingly interconnected environment. ASU Prep Digital is part of ASU Preparatory Academy, an innovative and thriving Pre-K–12 school started by Arizona State University.

Explore a sample school schedule: 

Grades K–5
Grades 6–8
Grades 9–12


What is an online internship?

Online internships provide maximum flexibility as you move through your weekly internship experience. You will have the opportunity to work with certified teachers in a team-based environment. 

Each week, you will engage in approximately six hours of internship built around your schedule. The experience will encompass: 

  • Professional learning focused on thriving as a digital, online or flex-model teacher
  • Working with an assigned mentor teacher and classroom
  • Live lesson observing of ASU Prep Digital teachers, beyond the grade level you are assigned 
  • Working with students for one-on-one tutoring and small group instruction

Why was I placed with an online school?

The COVID-19 pandemic propelled ASU into thinking differently about how we prepare students for all learning environments and teaching modalities. The future of teaching and learning will almost certainly include remote and hybrid experiences, as well as in-person instruction. Your remote internship with ASU Prep Digital is designed to help you develop skills that will serve you well in any future learning environment. Throughout the semester, you will have opportunities to visit ASU Prep Digital brick-and-mortar sites, and support school-based events on campus. 

View Fall 2021 internship progression


What MLFTC interns and residents say about their experience at ASU Prep Digital

I really enjoyed the challenge of preparing four lessons and getting to watch the recordings to reflect on my teaching ability. The challenge of working with students online allowed me to dig deeper in my engagement strategies as well as to learn to create engaging virtual tools and materials. 

— Allison C. '21
MEd, Curriculum and Instruction (Early Childhood Education)

I gained a lot of experience with digital student interactions. This experience was definitely different from a traditional classroom, but I feel like I exercised a skill set of mine that I otherwise might not have, had I been in a physical classroom.

— Anmol D. '21
BAE, Secondary Education (English)

I was able to view many teachers with different teaching methods that I hope to implement in the future. I also learned about technology surrounding virtual education that I would not have known prior. The experience was great!

— Emma V. '22
BAE, Special Education and Elementary Education