Although the department does not have funds to hire teaching assistants to work with faculty on course development and implementation, students may elect to gain experience in teaching and use an internship to meet one elective course requirement. This is a mentored position for teaching in the department and is done collaboratively with a faculty member in LTEC who is the instructor of record for the elective credits. A final written report is required to obtain course credit. In some cases, ABD students may be hired as lecturers but this is paid employment outside the program and may not be also used for course credits in the doctorate nor may other teaching work be used for credit. Any student hoping to work in higher education should consider serving as a teaching assistant. If interested, talk to the faculty member with whom you want to work to set up the elective internship (LTEC 689-Practicum) course credits.