Memorandum of Understanding
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
School District and
York College of Pennsylvania Masters of Education Program
The Education Technology Internship is the capstone course for York College of Pennsylvania (YCP) graduate candidates
pursuing the M.Ed. in Educational Technology, or the stand-alone Instructional Technology Specialist Certification. The purpose
of the Education Technology Internship is to provide candidates practical experiences designed to prepare candidates to
become effective education technology leaders and practitioners. This internship affords candidates opportunities to integrate
technology in authentic education contexts in ways that support their host district and under the direction of a YCP-appointed
Internship Supervisor. Candidates who complete this internship, pending their completion of all course requirements
prescribed for their elected track, are eligible to be awarded either the M.Ed. in Education Technology with Instructional
Technology Specialist Certification or the Instructional Technology Specialist Certification as a stand-alone program.
The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding is to define the partnership between the York College of Pennsylvania
Masters of Education program and the school district under whose auspices the educational technology candidate will
complete the capstone internship required to earn their Instructional Technology Certification.
Technology integration projects are the core of the education technology internship experience. These projects, designed by
the candidates, will include a technology professional development project or a technology-based research project. These
activities are designed by candidates to support the continual improvement and professional development plans of their host
district. The technology integration project, carried out under the auspices of this agreement, will require candidates to carry
out one of these projects. Candidates must submit, and receive approval for, an integration plan describing their plan for
carrying out their internship for approval prior to scheduling their internship. A copy of the candidate’s application, which
details the professional development and research activities they intend to carry out during this internship, is included with this
All projects will be completed in candidates’ Local Education Association (LEA) unless an alternative placement is requested.
Candidates must secure a memorandum of understanding from administration at the host LEA as part of their internship
application. Program approval to enroll in the Education Technology Internship, granted by the Education Technology
Coordinator, is contingent on the depth and rigor of the proposed Technology Integration Projects. Approval must be granted
for candidates to be eligible to enroll in the Education Technology Internship.
Indemnification by Area School District.
District agrees to indemnify York College of Pennsylvania, its staff, graduate candidates, employees and agents for and from any
and all liability, lawsuits, demands, claims, losses, damages and costs (including but not limited to attorneys fees) of whatsoever
kind that York College of Pennsylvania may incur, suffer or be put to pay, all without limitation as to time, arising out of any act,
omission, conduct or negligence of Area School District, its employees, any of its agents or any of the Area School District
Indemnification by York College of Pennsylvania. York College of Pennsylvania agrees to indemnify Area School District, its
staff, candidates, employees and agents for and from any and all liability, lawsuits, demands, claims, losses, damages and costs
(including but not limited to attorneys fees) of whatsoever kind that Area School District may incur, suffer or be put to pay, all
without limitation as to time, arising out of any act, omission, conduct or negligence of York College of Pennsylvania staff,
graduate candidates, or employees in connection with his or her presence at facilities under the ownership, control or
possession of the Area School District.
Candidate Name: ______________________