Internship Option

About the Intern Option

The Intern Option is for those who may have teaching or related experience and who meet the minimum eligibility criteria for an intern credential. Intern candidates must apply in addition to the program application.

In the Intern Option, candidates complete all coursework and supervised fieldwork while employed as the teacher of record in a Special Education setting. The Education Specialist Preliminary Credential Internship Program takes six (6) quarters or two academic years to complete and the course sequence is provided upon application for the internship credential when employment is verified. The Internship Programs currently receive grant funding from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to provide tuition assistance, significant classroom support for Intern Teachers, as well as opportunities for additional Professional Development.

Early Childhood Special Education
(ECSE)

Minimum eligibility

Minimum eligibility requirements include: (a) complete PAF including verification of CBEST, and US Constitution requirements; (b) satisfaction of prerequisites coursework requirements HD 240, ESPE 530 and 531 or approved equivalent OR evidence of valid Clear or Preliminary Multiple or Single Subjects credential; (c) satisfaction of preservice work requirement ESPE 514; and (d) admission to the CSUSB Education Specialist credential program.

Mild/Moderate Disabilities
(MMD)

Minimum eligibility

Minimum eligibility requirements include: (a) complete PAF including verification of CSET, CBEST, and US Constitution requirements; (b) satisfaction of prerequisites coursework requirements HD 240, ESPE 530 and 531 or approved equivalent OR evidence of valid Clear or Preliminary Multiple or Single Subjects credential; (c) satisfaction of preservice work requirement ESPE 514; and (d) admission to the CSUSB Education Specialist credential program.

Moderate/Severe Disabilities
(MSD)

Minimum eligibility

Minimum eligibility requirements include: (a) complete PAF including verification of CSET, CBEST, and US Constitution requirements; (b) satisfaction of prerequisites coursework requirements HD 240, ESPE 530 and 531 or approved equivalent OR evidence of valid Clear or Preliminary Multiple or Single Subjects credential; (c) satisfaction of preservice work requirement ESPE 514; and (d) admission to the CSUSB Education Specialist credential program.