TALBOT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
POLICY CODE 3.2
EASTON, MD 21601
ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN PROGRAM
I. Within the constraints of available resources, the Talbot County Board of Education endorses
the concept of a leadership education program that will encourage capable and qualified
teachers and other professional employees to further prepare themselves for leadership
positions. The program will serve to enhance the qualifications of selected individuals by
providing direct training and experience which will increase the participant's knowledge of
and sensitivity to prevailing county philosophy, policy, and practice.
II. Administrative interns will be selected on the basis of the best qualified person from among
all who apply, including those from within the school system and those from without.
Final Selection will be made by the Superintendent in close association with the appropriate
III. Each intern's compensation will be determined using the teachers' negotiated salary
schedule. The normal length of an internship will be 10 months; however, the length of the
internship is subject to change, if circumstances dictate. Administrative interns, by
definition, will seldom possess administrative certification. Therefore, interns will be
required to actively pursue the graduate courses necessary to acquire full administrative
certification as soon as possible. Failure to do so will be cause to terminate the internship
as soon as is practical to the school system.
IV. At the end of the internship period previously determined, an assessment of progress and
performance will be made by the Superintendent and supervisor. A decision will be made
at this time to:
A. Continue the internship (subject to Board of Education approval),
B. Terminate the internship and return the intern to a position similar to that vacated (if
tenured in the system), or
C. Terminate the internship and continue the person as a fully recognized administrator.