Hufstedler School of Education Intern Teaching

California Preliminary Teaching Credential Standard Intern Teaching Path | San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, California

EARN A SALARY WHILE EARNING YOUR TEACHING CREDENTIAL

Alliant's Standard Intern Teaching option allows you to immerse yourself in the classroom as a paid teacher-of-record while pursuing your K-12 California Preliminary Teaching Credential (Single Subject or Multiple Subject).

In addition to your salaried Intern Teaching position, you will also engage in online coursework, on-ground seminars and professional mentoring from an experienced Alliant field supervisor. The choice is yours whether you wish to complete your pedagogy coursework before securing an intern teaching position, or complete both simultaneously. 

We've prepared hundreds of California educators for an effective, rewarding and enduring career as a teacher serving California's diverse student population and communities. Let us help you to become the next.

PROGRAM FORMAT

  • Program available in Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Areas
  • 31 total units (credential only)
  • 40 total units with optional online Master of Arts in Education with Teaching Emphasis
  • Completion in two to four semesters depending upon full- or part-time study
  • Enter and progress through the program with a cohort of other intern teachers
  • Most coursework and assignments are completed online
  • Participate in Alliant's two-semester, face-to-face Seminar and Workshop Series concurrent with the two-semester teaching internship
    • Seminar and Workshop Series Semester I:
      • Attend seminar 10 weekday evenings and two Saturdays
      • Complete semester I of a teaching internship as a salaried teacher-of-record at an Alliant-approved school site (a K-12 public or charter school). Receive expert mentorship and support through a minimum of six classroom observations and coaching sessions conducted by your designated Alliant field supervisor.
    • Seminar and Workshop Series Semester II:
      • Attend seminar 10 weekday evenings and two Saturdays
      • Complete semester II of a teaching internship as a salaried teacher-of-record at an Alliant-approved school site (a K-12 public or charter school). Receive expert mentorship and support through a minimum of six classroom observations and coaching sessions conducted by your designated Alliant field supervisor.
  • Please note: Candidates are responsible for finding and securing an approved Intern Teaching position; Private schools are not state-eligible to host intern teachers

WHEN TO APPLY 

Admission is granted each Fall, Spring, and Summer. We offer priority admissions for candidates who wish to begin a teaching internship starting the same term as their entry into the program. Such candidates must meet the priority deadline for that term to ensure completion of all intern teaching credential requirements.

Alliant also offers rolling admissions for candidates who miss the priority admissions deadline and who will have not yet completed intern teaching credential requirements before the term begins. Applicants after the priority deadline may still be admitted to begin coursework, but will not be eligible for their intern credential until the following term (excluding Summer).

We encourage all prospective students to apply as early as possible to achieve the following: secure program position and desired start date; make sure all required testing may be completed in time; and receive full consideration for all possible scholarships and financial aid opportunities.

Term            Priority Deadline           Rolling Admissions Deadline/Term Start
Fall 2014   July 11   September 2
Spring 2015   November 19   January 26
Summer 2015   TBA   TBA

*Please note: Summer starts are for coursework only, as intern teaching credentials may not be issued for Summer. For candidates seeking a Summer start, please also note that Summer course enrollment options are more limited than for Fall or Spring starts. Please consult an admissions representative for details.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS     

  • Application - Apply now online
  • Admissions interview with program director
  • Two letters of recommendation from supervisors, academic instructors, volunteer coordinators or other professional and/or academic relationships                 
  • 2-4 page personal essay including autobiographical statement, professional aspirations, accomplishments and any relevant experience in teaching or working with children and adolescents, and/or within K-12 schools                
  • Official undergraduate transcripts from a regionally-accredited university (degrees in progress are acceptable) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (GPA exemptions may be granted)
  • California Basic Educational Skills Test™ (CBEST®)
  • $65 application fee 
  • International students: Please review Alliant's additional admission requirements for international applicants

INTERN TEACHING REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the Hufstedler School of Education's general admission requirements, intern teaching credential candidates must comply with several additional requirements mandated by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) before beginning any intern teaching position. These requirements are meant to both guarantee your own success in the classroom and students' safety. 

Please note that these are not admission requirements for entry into the preliminary teaching credential program - only to participate in the intern teaching portion of the program. Alliant staff will help guide you through meeting these requirements, which include:

  • CCTC credential application (41-4 form)
  • CCTC Certificate of Clearance
  • US Constitution competency
  • Offer of Employment letter
  • Signed Statement of Release form
  • 160 hours of pre-service fulfilled through Alliant's 6-week, online course offered immediately prior to each Fall and Spring term. You do not need to apply to or enroll in Alliant's credentialing programs to complete our pre-service course. Next course begins July 21.
  • Verification of passing the CBEST (California Basic Educational Skills Test) 
  • For Multiple Subject candidates only: Verification of passing the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) for Multiple Subjects (all sub-tests) prior to beginning teaching internship.
  • For Single Subject candidates only: Verification of passing the subject-matter-appropriate California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) or obtain a Single Subject matter equivalency letter from a CCTC-approved California University in their appropriate subject area prior to beginning teaching internship.   

CHOOSE AN ACCREDITED UNIVERSITY AND A CCTC-APPROVED PROGRAM

The Hufstedler School of Education’s program is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). Alliant International University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

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