School of Education

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. 

Candidates without previous classroom experience may not be eligible for an internship in their first semester in the credential program. Previous classroom experience is defined as additional, content-specific experience outside of the 45-hour, pre-program service requirement. Internships will be approved on a case by case basis in consultation with School of Education faculty and staff. 

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, but must be enrolled in credential program coursework to keep the Intern Credential active.

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 up to a two-year credentials, not emergency permits, and have met subject matter competence requirements.

Current Job Postings

Required Documents/Forms


Application Deadlines

Application Window: December - March 1st (Fall Term Start)

  • Bilingual
  • Concurrent
  • Education Specialist
  • Multiple Subject
  • Single Subject
  • Education Specialist Add-On

Application Window: July - October 1st (Spring Term Start)

  • Education Specialist
  • Multiple Subject
  • Single Subject
    • Art, Music, and World Languages (Spanish) are Fall Start only
  • Education Specialist Add-On