Meridian, Miss. Classes start Monday for students at MSU Meridian.
But orientation was Friday for interns seeking their education degrees.
The internships are a key for the final semester, before they graduate and head out to teach in school systems.
This group will work alongside longtime educators, learning things that they can only acquire through time in the classroom.
"We can give them theory; we can give them textbook," said Tory Shirley, program coordinator. "But until you get into that classroom and you have to differentiate instruction and differentiate with your students, it's very difficult. And there's really no way to prepare for that. You just have to get in there and do it."
Shirley says the five student interns will be at five different schools in five different districts for the entire semester.