Internship Information

The Internship Pathway 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. Potential interns must first submit an application to a credential program. 

Education Specialist Program Coordinator:

Vicki Shadd

(530) 898-4227

Multiple Subject Program Coordinator:

Linda Mobilio-Keeling

(530) 898-4196

Single Subject Program Coordinator:

Dr. Maris Thompson

(530) 898-4196

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 University 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.

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