Academics

MEITE internships expand students’ horizons

In the MEITE program, UNC School of Education students work with companies that are creating new technologies, products and services being put to use in the field of education.

The School of Education at Peabody Hall on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)
The UNC School of Education at Peabody Hall on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

After teaching for four years, Alexandra Lewis wanted to deepen her impact on students’ lives. After working as a teacher overseas and in a small school in Durham, Michael Berro was driven to learn how to scale up educational innovations to help more young people.

They found their way to the UNC School of Education’s Master of Arts in Educational Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (MEITE) program where each works in an industry internship to gain experience and put to work lessons learned in the classroom.

Throughout the UNC School of Education, academic programs use internships to expose students to “real-world” problems, giving them opportunities to put into practice skills and knowledge gained through their coursework.

Read more about the MEITE program.