The Internship Program is an alternative pathway to earning a California Teaching Credential. When qualified teachers are not available, school districts often search for an individual who has either partially completed a credential program and shows great promise of being highly successful or an individual who has the subject matter competence, experience, and maturity to learn the craft of teaching while being paid as the teacher of record for a class. Through a partnership between the school district and the School of Education, interns complete a state-approved, CSU Channel Islands professional education program.
Please Note: The School of Education is not involved in finding internship positions for its students. If you are interested in the Intern Option, you are responsible for securing employment and communicating with the Credential Services Office regarding the requirements listed below. If you have secured a job, and are qualified to be an Intern in one of the programs listed below, you will need to file for an Intern Credential with the Credential Services Office.
Please contact the Credential Services Office for more information (805) 437-8953
Admission to the Teaching Intern Credential Program
1. Admission to the University
2. Admission to Credential Program
3. Earned baccalaureate
4. Successful completion of CBEST
5. Subject Matter Competency
6. Successful completion of U.S. Constitution requirement
7. Offer of employment with a participating Ventura County or Santa Barbara public school district in a teaching assignment that matches the credential being pursued
8. Successful completion of the following prerequisite coursework with a grade of C or better:
Multiple Subject Candidates Units: 3
SPED 345 - Individuals with Disabilities in Society (Cross-listed as PSY 345) Units: 3
Single Subject Candidates Units: 3
EDSS 515 - Adolescent Development for Secondary Educators Units: 3
Education Specialist Candidates (Mild/Moderate & Moderate/Severe) Note: Moderate/Severe pending approval by CCTC for Spring 2016
Units: 5 or
Upon completion of the prerequisite courses, a student is Intern Eligible to be an Intern in either the Multiple Subject, Single Subjects, or Education Specialist Program. Interns must consult with a program advisor for the course sequence and specialized advising plan they will follow during their internship.
Program Maintenance Requirements: Continued participation in the CSU Channel Islands Intern Program requires successful maintenance* and completion of all University and employing district standards and conditions. Note: The Intern program is a part-time credential program. Please refer to the specific credential program you are interested in for a list of required courses and make an appointment with your program advisor to go over the course sequence of study.
Intern Early Completion Option (ECO)
An Early Completion Option (ECO) for interns is available. Please contact the program chair or Credential Services for more information.
*Maintain GPA of 3.0 with no course grade lower than a C+