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The Multiple and Single Subject Internship Program assists local districts in finding and preparing qualified teachers to serve in K-12 teaching positions.
USF partners with public school districts that want to assign interns to teaching positions. Interns are required to assume all teacher functions authorized by USF's California Commission on Teacher Credentialing-approved Multiple and Single subject Credential Programs.
In order to qualify for the Teaching Internship program, you must have a written commitment for employment from a school district. The Teacher Education Department does not actively find positions for current and potential intern candidates. While the Department remains in close contact with the school districts and strongly advocates on behalf of candidates, it does not assume responsibility for intern placement. That responsibility lies with candidates themselves. When looking for jobs, it is important to note that districts generally do not advertise job openings as "intern positions." Rather, they ask for qualified, credentialed candidates. If you apply for a position that asks for a "teaching credential," the school district will determine if they are able to fill the position with someone who holds an intern credential or if they need someone with a preliminary or clear credential instead.
Before seeking an intern position, it is recommended that candidates verify their qualification for intern status. Prior to applying for employment (or USF admission to the credential program if you are not a current student) candidates must:
The internship checklist provides guidance on compliance with the CTC mandated requirements for an intern credential. It includes advice on who to contact at USF for assistance.
Download the pdf version of the internship checklist here.
Note: You must be concurrently employed by a public school district and enrolled in a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing approved University Internship program to obtain the Intern Credential.
After downloading the internship checklist and reviewing it, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Teacher Education Department Program Assistant at (415) 422-6481 if you need assistance.
Note: Students are only eligible for one type of reduced tuition, e.g. students who receive the SFUSD Employee Discount Rate are not eligible for the Catholic Educator Reduced Tuition Rate.
For more information, contact email@example.com
If you are not a current USF credential candidate, you must apply for admission to the USF School of Education and the Teacher Education Credential programs. Please note that it is important to apply early to the credential programs so as to ensure your place in the program.
If, however, you are offered a job after the USF admissions deadlines have passed, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know of your situation. Be sure to include what district has given you an offer of employment and to whom the Department should address inquiries about the position for a waiver towards late admission.
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When looking for a teaching job, it is best to start with the EdJoin website, www.edjoin.org, to determine where you would like to work and what positions may still be available. While you can apply for jobs on the EdJoin website, most districts near USF prefer that you apply directly on their own web sites (see below).
You may also want to check with the USF Career Services Center for job postings. The Center keeps lists of both public and private school openings. For more information, contact www.usfca.edu/career or (415) 422-6216.
Go to the SFUSD site at www.sfusd.edu and click on the "Career Opportunities" tab. Be prepared to provide your résumé, a philosophy statement, and a sample lesson plan.
Go to the Oakland USF web site at www.ousd.k12.ca.us and click on the "Career Opportunities" choice in the navigation bar on the left.
The Early Completion Intern Option (ECO) is intended to provide individuals who have requisite skills and knowledge an opportunity to challenge the course work portion of a Multiple or Single Subject Intern Program and demonstrate pedagogical skills through a performance assessment while in a Commission-approved intern program.
The ECO is for the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Single Subject Teaching Credentials in English, Mathematics, and Science. Candidates must meet all of the following requirements to be eligible. For further information, please contact email@example.com or (415) 422-6481.
Score reports can be ordered through the Pearson website.
You may contact our Credential Analyst for transcript review or online exam information at (415) 422-2117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can access a copy of your Certificate of Clearance or emergency substitute permit from the CCTC website.
* University or District Internship credentials are not available to private school teachers. Candidates with three or more years of private school teaching experience may apply directly to the CA Commission on Teacher credentialing.