Overview of Intern Credential for District Partners

Purpose and Rationale

California Intern Credentials were designed to provide an alternative to traditional teacher preparation programs by offering an accelerated entry to teaching. Colleges and universities, or an approved LEA may sponsor these programs. SCOE is a CTC accredited provider for Single Subject Math or Science and Education Specialist Intern programs.

District Benefits

The intern credential addresses several issues including: diversifying the workforce, meeting the need for Math, Science, Elementary, and Special Education teachers, and providing teachers for hard-to-staff schools. The CTC data for 2013 reveal that “California’s intern program continues to bring proportionally more underrepresented minorities (49%) into teaching compared to approximately 34% of the current workforce in California.”

What does an Intern program provide?

Candidates meet same standards as traditional teacher preparation programs: