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Intern Credential Program
The KCSOS Teacher Development Program (TDP) works with school districts and their leaders to build, support, and sustain results-oriented programs that increase the effectiveness of beginning teachers working toward a preliminary teaching credential. A focus of their work is a collaborative structure of support for intern credentialed teachers.
When a teacher joins a district partnered with TDP, they join a community built to furnish them with the tools and support needed to become truly effective.
The KCSOS Teacher Development Program focuses their support services on the beginning steps of the Learning to Teach Continuum. They build programs that support the recruiting, advising and training of prospective teachers in order to increase the pipeline of prepared teachers for our region. They work with university and district partners in order to prepare and support beginning teachers as candidates in various field-based credential programs.
The purpose of this page is to provide interested persons with information regarding the California Alternative Route to Certification (Intern Teacher Program). The following links and general information can guide you, and you are welcome to send any questions that you have to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. You are also welcome call 661-852-5667.
To qualify for intern program participation, an individual must possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, satisfy the basic skills requirement, meet the subject matter competence and US Constitution requirement, and obtain character and identification clearance. The intern program provides teacher preparation coursework and an organized system of support from college and district faculty. Completion of an intern program results in the same preliminary teaching credential as is earned through a traditional teacher preparation program route.
An intern credential is issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing upon recommendation from an approved teacher preparation intern program. The following approved intern programs have campuses in Kern County:
- CSU Bakersfield – 661-654-2210
- National University – 661-864-2360
- Point Loma Nazarene – 661-321-3480
- University of La Verne – 661-861-6800
You can find great information about California Alternative Route to Certification (Intern Teacher Program) at the California Teacher Corps website: http://www.cateachercorps.org/