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Intern Credential

 

University Intern Credentials are issued to individuals who have enrolled at a college or university in a Commission-approved intern program. These one-to-two-year programs are administered by California colleges and universities in partnership with local school districts and are designed to provide participants with classroom experience while they complete course work requirements for the preliminary credential.

University Intern Credentials authorize the holder to serve, under the supervision of a Commission-approved college or university and the holder's employer, in the area or subject listed on the credential.

University Intern Credentials are offered in the following areas:

  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with English Learner Authorization
  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with Bilingual Authorization
  • Single Subject Teaching Credential with English Learner Authorization
  • Single Subject Teaching Credential with Bilingual Authorization
  • Education Specialist Instruction Teaching Credential with English Learner Authorization

To qualify for an Intern Credential in multiple, single, or mild to moderate special education, a candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Possess a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Satisfy the basic skills requirement CBEST
  • Meet the subject matter competence
  • Meet the U.S. Constitution requirement
  • Obtain character and identification clearance

In addition to these requirements a candidate needs:

  • An offer of employment as a teacher of record for a fully paid position in a public school
  • 120 hours of preparation coursework before they can become the "teacher of record" in their classrooms, which includes:
    • Teaching English Learners (EDU 520)
    • Cultural Diversity (EDU 515)
    • Classroom Management (EDU 514 or SPED 530 for special education)