Prerequisites for SCOE Intern Program

The SCOE Intern Program includes a two year, four semester, teacher preparation and support program, that begins with:


  • Successful completion of 120-hour Preservice Courses
  • Proof of meeting Basic Skills requirement (requirement met with Bachelor's degree)
  • Proof of meeting Subject Matter Requirement (requirement met by completing CSET tests, by degree or by coursework)
  • Completion of the U.S. Constitution Requirements*
  • Receipt of Certificate of Clearance from CTC (fingerprinting, etc.)
  • Offer of employment (contract) from participating district partner
Once the SCOE School of Education receives a copy verifying employment as the teacher of record, and all prerequisites have been met, candidates will be assigned an intern cohort, a school site mentor, and a SCOE Field Supervisor. At this point, the intern is ready to begin the teacher preparation coursework.

*To verify completion of the U.S. Constitution requirement, submit either an official transcript showing completion of a course (at least two semester units or three quarter units) in the provisions and principles of the U.S. Constitution, including a copy of the course description, or verification of passage of an examination in the Provisions and Principles of the U.S. Constitution given by a regionally-accredited junior college, community college, college or university. Many colleges offer an online, independent study course and examination.