2021-22 Applications will be accepted after April 30.

The IMPACT Intern Preliminary Teaching Credential Program is an accredited California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) program that works in partnership with a consortium of local school districts. It is an alternative pathway to acquire a teaching credential and prepares teachers for service in the following settings: elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and special education settings. Teachers who begin their teaching career with an Intern Credential, are employed and paid by the school district as the "teacher of record" for their classrooms, work closely with a Support Supervisor and attend evening classes in a cohort model twice a week for two years to earn a Preliminary Teaching Credential. Interns are assisted by our Credentials Office with processing Intern Credentials. Each intern certificate (credential) is valid for a period of two years, however, a certificate may be valid for three years if the candidate is unable to complete the program in two years due to extenuating circumstances.

*Interns who are admitted into the TCSJ IMPACT Intern Program must be employed in a face-to-face instructional setting (minimum .5 FTE) with the same group of students on a daily or weekly basis as determined by the master schedule. One-on-one/independent study programs do not qualify.

Program Highlights:

  • Earn your credential while you teach
  • Tuition is a fraction of the cost of most other teacher preparation schools
  • Receive invaluable teacher support; you are not left on your own
  • Class times are in the evenings
  • Candidates can apply coursework from the intern programs towards a Master’s degree in Education at TCSJ

Credentials Available:

  • Multiple Subjects (31 units)
  • Single Subjects (28 units): Agriculture, Art, Business, English, Health, Home Economics, , Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science, Social Science, World Langages
  • Mild to Moderate Support Needs (38 units)
  • Moderate-Severe (34 units)
  • Early Childhood Special Education (30 units)

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Questions? Contact the IMPACT Team at (209) 468-4926.

Eligibility requirements to apply to TCSJ's IMPACT Intern Preliminary Teaching Credential Program Program:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution or a complete foreign transcript evaluation from an approved agency confirming equivalent degree. (If you have earned your bachelor’s degree, but it has not been posted to your transcript, you must provide a letter from your academic institution on letterhead (from the registrar or appropriate designee), stating that you have completed all requirements for the degree and the date that the degree will be officially conferred.)
  • Basic Skills Requirement (e.g. CBEST)
  • US Constitution Requirement
  • Verification of completion of an approved intern pre-service preparation program (learn about TCSJ’s Pre-Service Program)
  • Subject Matter Competency Verification* (i.e. CSET or subject matter preparation program) Must be met by one of the following:
    1. Provide evidence of meeting the requirement (Learn what evidence must be submitted to apply)
    2. WAIVER-Due to COVID-19, 2021 applicants can submit a waiver demonstrating progress toward meeting the requirement as evidenced by proof of registration for exam or proof of a prior attempt
  • Verification of employment as a teacher of record from a TCSJ partner LEA
  • Certificate of Clearance (not required if applicant has a valid document issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, e.g. 30-day substitute permit.)
  • Letter of Good Standing (only required if applicant has been enrolled in or is currently enrolled in a teacher preparation program)

2021 Deadline Dates:

Early Start:
July 2 (all programs)
Late Start:
SPED - August 18
Multiple Subject - September 13
Single Subject - September 13

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If you meet all of the program eligibility requirements by one of the program deadline dates, complete the online application.

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2021 Tuition

  • Single Subject (28 units) - $9,800
  • Multiple Subjects (31 units) - $10,085
  • Early Childhood Special Education (30 units) - $10,050
  • Mild to Moderate Support Needs (38 units) - $12,730
  • Moderate-Severe (34 units) - $11,390

Textbooks are not included.

2021 Fees

  • $150 (one-time) technology fee
  • CTC fees to process intern credential and preliminary credential