Record Number of SWOSU Graduate Students Doing Educational Internships


A record number of educational administration master’s degree students at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford will be serving as interns in numerous Oklahoma public school districts and career technology centers during the current spring semester.

Dr. Mary Aspedon, professor in the SWOSU Department of Education, said the 80 graduate students have been taking all of their classes through distance education using interactive video. The students recently traveled to the SWOSU campus for a day-long internship orientation meeting conducted by Aspedon and Dr. David Henderson.

Aspedon said the meeting prepares the interns for the duties they will assume as future administrators working under the mentorship of cooperating administrators in their school districts. 

The meeting was held in the SWOSU Wellness Center. For many of these graduate students, this was their first visit to the SWOSU campus. Aspedon said they made many positive comments about the pleasing appearance of the SWOSU campus and facilities.

The graduate students will be serving their internships in the following school districts:

Altus, Anadarko, Bartlesville, Beggs, Bethany, Broken Arrow, Clinton, Crooked Oak, Cushing, Depew, Edmond, Elk City, Enid, Eufaula, Grove, Haskell, Hulbert, Jay, Kremlin-Hillsdale, Lawton, Mannford, Millwood, Minco, Moore, Morrison, Mustang, Ninnekah, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Union, Pond Creek-Hunter, Shidler, Snyder, South Coffeyville, Stigler, Stillwater, Tulsa, Vici, Weatherford, Whitefield and Yale and in Francis Tuttle, Ft. Cobb-Kiowa, Moore-Norman and Canadian Valley career tech centers.