Faith Lutheran School of Plano today announced that the school has hired its third intern in the school’s classical Lutheran education internship program.
Elizabeth Paul, a senior at Concordia University, Wisconsin has been selected as the third participant in the program. Paul will intern at Faith Lutheran School for the month of January, observing teachers and administrators and working with educators and staff in a variety of classroom and school-wide activities.
“This classical Lutheran education internship is different from traditional student teaching,” explained Faith Lutheran School of Plano Headmaster Rev. Stephen W. Kieser of Wylie. “Miss Paul will have the unique opportunity to experience and observe not only day-to-day teacher activities and routines, but also school administrator duties and responsibilities. She will also prepare and teach no less than two lessons under the supervision of a mentor.”
Classical Lutheran education internships are designed to be about four weeks long, which is different from students pursuing state teacher certification who often spend 14 weeks to an entire semester student teaching.
“Classical education internships are shorter and more focused. This generally means that interns have more experiences,” explained Kieser. “Elizabeth has interned at multiple schools in multiple settings including rural, suburban areas in Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois and Texas. Traditional student teaching generally has one experience over a longer period of time, whereas classical Lutheran education internships allow participants to complete multiple internships at various campuses throughout their education as part of the program.”
Faith Lutheran School hosted its first classical Lutheran education intern in August 2019.
“This idea is very new,” added Kieser. “Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) has had several students complete similar internships. Faith Lutheran School of Plano’s participation is a flagship opportunity for Miss Paul. We are proud to participate in such a program that furthers the experiences of our future classical Lutheran educators. Traditional student teaching candidates are vested in progressive teaching methodologies that are contrary to a Biblical understanding of what it means to be human, how children are to be taught the Christian faith, and how they are to be raised up in virtue. In contrast, classical Lutheran education raises up Christians for life in the family, the church and society.”
Prior to her time in Wisconsin, Paul lived in Macau, St. Louis, Southern Indiana, and Taiwan with her parents and two siblings. She has attended private Lutheran school, public school, and Wittenberg Academy, along with being homeschooled. She enjoys playing piano and organ, crafting, and reading.
About Faith Lutheran School: Faith Lutheran School of Plano provides classical Lutheran education to students in preschool through grade 12. Founded in 1971, the school embodies both the sound doctrine and the educational model that are essential to training up children in faith and cultivating in them wisdom and virtue, a love of learning, sound reasoning, and the ability to confess and defend the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We partner with families to provide a true, good, and beautiful classical education built upon the foundation of God’s Word and the Lutheran Confessions so that we may present every person complete in Christ (Colossians 1:28). To learn more about Faith Lutheran School, please visit www.flsplano.org or call 972.423.7448.