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Intern Teacher Credential and MA in Teaching Program

The job-embedded Intern Credential Program supports district and charter school teachers to provide students with an equitable education that transforms schooling and access to opportunity for historically underserved students. All candidates pursue a California Preliminary Teaching Credential. In addition, candidates can choose to enroll in an optional Master of Arts in Teaching degree.

In the program, candidates work as teachers while engaging in graduate-level coursework, one-on-one coaching, and onsite mentorship to become credentialed. Candidates are members of a reflective community where caring relationships with faculty, coaches, and a cohort of peers support them to engage in academic and job-embedded learning.

Locations offered
California
Degree Earned
MA in Teaching
Credential Earned
  • CA Intern Teaching Credential

  • CA Preliminary Teaching Credential

Level
Graduate
Application Deadlines

Application opens in December. Final Deadline: 6/1


Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the specific requirements of this program, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply early so that they have time to complete all requirements.

Application Requirements
  • Offer of employment for upcoming academic year

  • Resume

  • 1 Prior Field Experience Form

  • 1 Recommendation Form (Academic OR Professional)

  • Official transcript(s)

  • Certificate of Clearance

  • Demonstration of Minimal TB Risk

  • Basic Skills Requirement

  • Subject Matter Competence

  • Demonstration of knowledge of the U.S. Constitution


Eligibility Requirements

Completion of a Bachelor's degree; 

Program Start Date

Program Duration

2 Years (23 months)

Accepts Transfer Credit

Yes, up to 9 credits

Program Format

Preservice: 8-week course. 128 hours of asynchronous coursework, 6 hours of synchronous orientation and seminar, conducted on Zoom  


Fall (16-weeks) and Spring (17-weeks) Courses:  Courses are offered through distance learning in a way that incorporates significant synchronous engagement between candidates, instructors, and coaches, and amongst the candidates in a cohort model. Academic coursework takes place online: candidates engage in a weekly 3-hour synchronous seminar on Zoom and complete regular asynchronous coursework that is curated in an online learning management system. For field supervision, which includes classroom observation and one-on-one coaching, candidates record themselves teaching and then watch and reflect on their practice with their coach. Onsite mentorship takes place at the school site, so it is likely to be in-person.  During the fall and spring, candidates can expect to dedicate 10-15 hours per week to the Intern Program. Some of these hours are incorporated into the workday. These hours include attending synchronous seminar meetings, engaging in asynchronous learning, applying learning through job-embedded practice, engaging in coaching/observation cycles, and engaging in onsite mentorship.


MAT Summer Elective Courses (4-weeks): During the summer between Year 1 and Year 2, candidates have the option to enroll in two Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) electives.  If they choose, candidates can also enroll in these courses at the completion of Year 2. The MAT electives are offered through distance learning in a way that incorporates significant synchronous engagement between candidates and instructors, and amongst the candidates in a cohort model. Academic coursework takes place online: candidates engage in a weekly 3-hour synchronous seminar on Zoom and complete regular asynchronous coursework that is curated in an online learning management system.  Each elective is designed to incorporate 90 hours of learning, for a total of 180 hours of learning over the courses of 4-weeks. This includes 3-hour synchronous seminars and asynchronous coursework for each course.

Scholarship & Financial Aid Info

The Golden State Teacher’s Grant awards up to $20,000 to candidates who enroll in the Reach Intern Program, and work in qualifying schools/districts, so this program could be free.

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