When qualified teachers are not available, school district often search for an individual who has either partially completed a credential program and shows great promise of being highly successful or an individual who has the subject matter competence, experience, and maturity to learn the craft of teaching while being paid as the teacher of record for a class. Cal Poly Pomona does not actively seek intern positions. Rather, teacher candidaates come to Cal Poly Pomona once an intern position has been offered by a school district.
The College of Education and Integrative Studies offers two Intern Programs with the primary goal of preparing qualified individuals to serve as classroom teachers or school administrators in the public schools.
Internship Program For A Teaching Credential
Cal Poly Pomona offers the following Teacher Internship Credentials:
- Multiple Subjects (Bilingual Authorization Emphasis Available)
- Single Subjects ( English, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science, Social Science) (Bilingual Authorization Emphasis Available)
- Education Specialist (Mild/Moderate) Bilingual Authorization Emphasis Available
- Education Specialist (Moderate/Severe) Bilingual Authorization Emphasis Available
All programs are accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)
Requirements for obtaining an Internship Credential
Individuals seeking an Internship Credential must:
- Meet all California pre-requisite requirements (CBEST, Character Clearance, Subject Matter Competence, prescribed coursework, etc.)
- Gain acceptance into the Credential Program
- Secure a teaching position within a partnership district
- Review the Essential Requirements for Intern Teaching
The Internship Program is generally completed during an intensive two-year period, which includes University study during the Academic Year as well as two summers. If all requirements are met at the conclusion of the two-year period, the University will recommend the individual for a Preliminary Multiple or Single Subject Credential (Bilingual Authorization emphasis available) or a Education Specialist Level I Credential.
Interested candidates should attend one of the General Program Orientations and one of the Internship Program Orientations. View our detailed listing of District Partnerships.
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Early Internship Completion Intern Program
An early internship option for teachers is available. Please read the information found in the Early Completion Intern Program handbook.
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Internship Program for the Administrative Services Credential
The Administrative Intern Program serves participating school district's who require the appointment of an individual to a position requiring an Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. The goal of the University's Intern Program is to serve the needs of the participating school districts while insuring that participants acquire the skills to be educational leaders. The University Administrative Intern Program requires the district to enter into an agreement that outlines the responsibilities of the candidate recommended for the Internship, the district, and the University. The University's Program will provide Interns with a foundation of theory and knowledge while the Site Supervisor and the Program Coordinator will provide a foundation of practical experience for the Intern. That experience will include activities that will further the goals of both the candidate and the district. The agreement between the district and the University will be evidence of its commitment to provide appropriate support for the Intern in the activities agreed to by the Intern, the Site Supervisor, and the Coordinator.
For more information regarding Administrative Services Credential Internships, please click here.
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