Applications for the 2024-2025 school year will be accepted online only. 

We are currently accepting applications for Teacher Intern and Associate positions for the 2023-2024 academic year. 

In its role as a training facility for special education teachers, Centennial School of Lehigh University employs teacher interns and teacher associates to operate its classrooms. 

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Teacher Interns

  • Hold Bachelor's Degrees and Pennsylvania teaching certification in special education. 
  • Special education teachers from other states who desire to work as a teacher intern at Centennial School must apply for a Pennsylvania teaching license prior to making application if they wish to be considered for the position of teacher intern.
  • Teacher interns earn a stipend of $34,440 per year and receive 18 graduate credit hours of tuition remission annually plus full medical and dental benefits.

Teacher Associates

  • Teacher associates have completed a Bachelor’s Degree from a variety of disciplines and aspire to a teaching career in special education.  Most teacher associates have degrees in education although many hold degrees in other fields.
  • Teacher associates receive a stipend of $32,900 per year and receive 18 graduate credit hours of tuition remission plus full medical and dental benefits.

Working at Centennial has afforded me educational opportunities unlike any other educational environment. I work with incredible, collaborative teachers and mentors who encourage me to do my best work in a safe, supported, positive culture.

Lead Teacher

Application Process
  • Applicants to Centennial School of Lehigh University must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and a desire to pursue a Master’s Degree in special education or a related field from Lehigh University or other local colleges and universities.

  • Centennial School begins collecting applications for the coming school year in February.

  • Applications will be actively reviewed as they are received.

Application Materials

To apply for a position, please email the following documents to incenthr@lehigh.edu

  • letter of interest
  • resume
  • college transcripts (official or unofficial)
  • names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references  
  • complete sexual conduct abuse disclosure form - forms will be processed for successful candidates  

The application to Lehigh University's College of Education is a separate application. To learn more about applying to Lehigh University, please click on this link.

Centennial School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


What are the working hours?

  • Teacher interns and associates work from 7:30am-3:30pm Monday through Friday. During these hours, teacher interns and associates implement instructional plans in small groups, whole group, support the Lead Teacher, receive feedback on their teaching, communicate with parents and participate in staff development. 
  • You will have enough time to end your day at Centennial School and drive to Lehigh or other university evening class.

What time do I go to classes at Lehigh?

  • If you choose to take classes at Lehigh, the typical evening classes are 4:25-7:05pm or 7:15-9:55pm. 
  • You may take a maximum of 2 classes each semester and receive tuition remission. 
  • Classes may take place online or in-person.
  • Summer classes may meet at times other than the evening.
  • Tuition remission is for up to 18 credits per year (Summer → Summer)
  • Please visit Lehigh University’s College of Education website to learn more about the programs available. 

What do I do if I am applying as an international student?
Please see Lehigh University’s website for work requirements.