The KCSOS Teacher Development Program focuses its support services on the beginning steps of the Learning to Teach Continuum. We build programs that support the recruiting, advising and training of prospective teachers in order to increase the pipeline of prepared teachers for our region. This includes providing information regarding the California Alternative Route to Certification (Intern Teacher Program).
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