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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. 

Education Specialist Program Coordinator

Jaime Gunderson

Multiple Subject Program Coordinator

Linda Dias Mobilio

Single Subject Program Coordinator

Dr. Maris Thompson

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.

Required Documents/Forms


Application Deadlines

February 15 (Fall Term)*

  • Bilingual
  • Concurrent
  • Education Specialist
  • Multiple Subject
  • CLASS-Single Subject
  • Single Subject

*Deadline for Fall 2020 applications is March 1

September 15 (Spring Term)

  • Education Specialist
  • Multiple Subject
  • CLASS-Education Specialist
  • Single Subject