Credential Programs

Teacher Intern

Cal Poly Pomona offers the following Teacher Intern Credentials:

  • Multiple Subject
  • Single Subjects
  • Education Specialist Mild to Moderate Support Needs
  • Education Specialist Extensive Support Needs

All programs are accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)

Requirements for obtaining an Intern Credential

When a search for a fully qualified teacher is not successful, school districts may consider the option of hiring an individual who meets the requirements for an Intern Credential and shows great promise of being highly successful and has the experience and maturity to learn the craft of teaching while being employed as the teacher of record for a class.

To be considered Intern Eligible, all potential candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Be admitted to the appropriate post-baccalaureate credential program
  • Meet the Basic Skills Requirement
  • Hold 100% Subject Matter Competence
  • Meet the GPA requirement
  • Meet the U.S. Constitution requirement
  • Review the Teacher Intern Orientation online 
  • Complete the Teacher Intern Program interview
  • Complete all aspects of the intern eligibility review process
  • Have successfully completed all foundation and methods coursework on this course list

Note: Students possessing a Multiple or Single Subject Credential who seek admission to the Education Specialist Internship Program do not have to complete pre-requisite courses. 

How to Begin the Intern Eligibility Review Process

The Credential Office will review the applicant documentation and relevant student records upon submission of the Intern Eligibility Request form. Once the initial review is complete, applicants will be contacted by the Intern Director for an interview.

The letter of eligibility will be issued by the Credential Office after all levels of review are complete and the required intern program fee and acknowledgement forms have been returned.

Submit your request for Intern Eligibility

When You Receive an Offer of Employment 

Upon receipt of an appropriate written Offer of Employment from an approved district or educational agency:

Contact Renee Samaan:

You will be notified of items required to secure the Intern Credential

What Happens Next?

  • Permission to register for Intern Clinical Practice will be required each semester
  • After the first semester of Intern Clinical Practice, if further courses or testing requirements remain, extended intern supervision will be required in order to provide continued support and guidance. Extended Intern Supervision consists of 3-4 visits each semester; a minimum of one of those visits must be face to face. Interns will receive this continued level of supervision each semester, until: 1) all requirements for the preliminary credential have been met or 2) the intern credential expires or 3) employment as a teacher intern ends.