The Internship Program is an alternative pathway to earning a California Teaching Credential that links a professional teacher preparation program with employment as a beginning teacher. Qualified individuals are authorized to teach through a California Education Specialist, Multiple Subject, or Single Subject Intern Credential, valid for two years. Through a partnership between the school district and the School of Education, interns complete a state-approved, CSU, Chico professional education program.
Benefits for the credential student
- The Internship Program allows candidates to find appropriate paid teaching positions and combine supervised teaching and completion of the teacher preparation courses with employment in a school district.
- The Intern Credential authorizes up to two years of classroom teaching.
Benefits for the school district
- The University provides supervision and support for intern teachers and collaborates with school districts to form intern support teams that greatly enhance opportunities for teacher success.
- Hiring interns can allow school districts to fill positions when credentialed teachers are not available. Interns hold temporary two-year credentials, not emergency permits, and have met subject matter competence requirements.
Ineligible for an Intern Credential? You may qualify for a Provisional Internship Permit, a Short-Term Staff Permit, an Emergency 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit (for college graduates), Emergency Sutstitute Teaching Permit for Prospective Teachers (for undergraduates), or other type of permit. Contact the School of Education for advising.