Self-Assessment for Intern Credential
Answer yes or no to the following questions:
- Do you have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university?
- Have you participated in teaching related activities such as: tutoring, mentoring, peer advising, coaching, substitute teaching or volunteering?
- Have you envisioned teaching as a career, but were unable to pursue a traditional teacher preparation program due to family schedules, economic considerations, etc.?
- Intern credential candidates must complete 160 hours of Preservice courses scheduled on weekends from January through May. During the Preservice, candidates also complete classroom observations during school hours. Does your current employment provide the flexibility to attend weekend Preservice classes and visit school sites during the instructional day? (Classroom observations are typically 3-4 hours per week.)
- The Intern Program begins after successful completion of Preservice courses and an offer of employment from a partner school district. Intern Credential holders serve as full time, paid teachers. In addition to full time teaching responsibilities, candidates take weekend courses over a two-year, four-semester program to complete requirements for a preliminary credential. Is an intensive credential program a good fit for you?
Take a moment to reflect on your answers to determine your readiness for the Intern Program. We encourage you to contact us with specific questions or concerns.
Please note: A verifiable bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is a prerequisite. Applications will not be processed unless they include transcripts showing degree(s) earned.