IMPACT TEACHING CREDENTIAL PROGRAM

What

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.

*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

Candidates can apply coursework from the intern programs towards a Master’s degree in Education at TCSJ.

IMPACT Preliminary Credential Coursework

  • EDUC200A Teaching for Learning 1: Multiple Subjects (4)
  • EDUC201A-B Support Supervision: Multiple Subjects (2)
  • EDUC202A-B Practicum: Multiple Subjects (4)
  • EDUC230B Foundations of Reading (3)
  • EDUC231 Integrated Literacy (3)
  • CURR343 Curriculum for the 21st Century (3)
  • EDUC 232 Universal Lesson Design in STEM (3)
  • EDUC 233A Lesson Study (2)
  • EDUC201C-D Support Supervision: Multiple Subjects (2)
  • EDUC202C-D Practicum: Multiple Subjects (4)
  • EDUC223 Examining Belief Systems as a Professional Educator (1)
  • EDUC210 A Teaching for Learning 1: Single Subject (4)
  • EDUC21A-B Support Supervision: Single Subject (2)
  • EDUC212A-B Practicum: Single Subject (4)
  • EDUC220 A-L Content Specific Pedagogy (3)
  • EDUC221 A Planning & Assessing for Learning 1 (1)
  • CURR343 Curriculum for the 21st Century (3)
  • EDUC211 C-D Support Supervision: Single Subject (2)
  • EDUC212 C-D Practicum: Single Subject (4)
  • EDUC221 B Planning & Assessing for Learning 2 (2)
  • EDUC222 Teaching for Learning in a Global Society (2)
  • EDUC223 Examining Belief Systems as a Professional Educator (1)

  • CURR231 Math Curriculum & Instruction (2)
  • CURR232 Beginning Reading Curriculum & Instruction (2)
  • CURR234 Building Academic Language (1)
  • CURR251 Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students (1)
  • CURR252 Instruction Strategies for English Language Learners (1)
  • SPED230 Curriculum & Instruction for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities (2)
  • SPED233 Language Arts & Writing Curriculum & Instruction (1)
  • SPED251 Diverse Learners with Disabilities (1)
  • SPED258 Communication & Behavior for Autism Spectrum Disorders (2)
  • SPED259 Programming Strategies for Students with Autism (2)
  • SPED260 Positive Behavior Management (2)
  • SPED261 Assessment of Learning & Teaching (2)
  • SPED262 Typical & Atypical Development (2)
  • SPED264 Collaboration Skills (2)
  • SPED266 History & Philosophy of Special Education (1)
  • SPED267 Autism Spectrum Disorders (1)
  • SPED271 Specialized Health, Movement, Mobility & Sensory Development (2)
  • SPED276 Special Education Law, IEP’s & Transitions (2)
  • TECH290 Technology in The Classroom (1)
  • SPED281 Practicum Fieldwork & Support Supervision (semester 1) (1)
  • SPED282 Practicum Fieldwork & Support Supervision (semester 2) (1)
  • SPED283 Practicum Fieldwork & Support Supervision (semester 3) (1)
  • SPED284 Practicum Fieldwork & Support Supervision (semester 4) (1)

  • CURR231 Math Curriculum & Instruction (2)
  • CURR232 Beginning Reading Curriculum & Instruction (2)
  • CURR234 Building Academic Language (1)
  • CURR251 Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students (1)
  • CURR252 Instruction Strategies for English Language Learners (1)
  • SPED233 Language Arts & Writing Curriculum & Instruction (1)
  • SPED251 Diverse Learners with Disabilities (1)
  • SPED258 Communication & Behavior for Autism Spectrum Disorders (2)
  • SPED259 Programming Strategies for Students with Autism (2)
  • SPED260 Positive Behavior Management (2)
  • SPED261 Assessment of Learning & Teaching (2)
  • SPED262 Typical & Atypical Development (2)
  • SPED264 Collaboration Skills (2)
  • SPED266 History & Philosophy of Special Education (1)
  • SPED267 Autism Spectrum Disorders (1)
  • SPED270 Curriculum & Instruction for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities (2)
  • SPED271 Specialized Health, Movement, Mobility & Sensory Development (2)
  • SPED276 Special Education Law, IEP’s & Transitions (2)
  • TECH290 Technology in The Classroom (1)
  • SPED281 Practicum Fieldwork & Support Supervision (semester 1) (1)
  • SPED282 Practicum Fieldwork & Support Supervision (semester 2) (1)
  • SPED283 Practicum Fieldwork & Support Supervision (semester 3) (1)
  • SPED284 Practicum Fieldwork & Support Supervision (semester 4) (1)

  • CURR251 Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students (1)
  • CURR252 Instruction Strategies for English Language Learners (1)
  • SPED251 Diverse Learners with Disabilities (1)
  • SPED258 Communication & Behavior for Autism Spectrum Disorders (2)
  • SPED259 Programming Strategies for Students with Autism (2)
  • SPED260 Positive Behavior Management (2)
  • SPED262 Typical & Atypical Development (2)
  • SPED264 Collaboration Skills (2)
  • SPED266 History & Philosophy of Special Education (1)
  • SPED267 Autism Spectrum Disorders (1)
  • SPED271 Specialized Health, Movement, Mobility & Sensory Development (2)
  • SPED272 Assessment & Intervention (2)
  • SPED273 Curriculum & Environments in Early Childhood Special Education (2)
  • SPED274 Early Language & Communication (2)
  • SPED276 Special Education Law, IEP’s & Transitions (2)
  • TECH290 Technology in The Classroom (1)
  • SPED281 Practicum Fieldwork & Support Supervision (semester 1) (1)
  • SPED282 Practicum Fieldwork & Support Supervision (semester 2) (1)
  • SPED283 Practicum Fieldwork & Support Supervision (semester 3) (1)
  • SPED284 Practicum Fieldwork & Support Supervision (semester 4) (1)

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Admissions Criteria

  1. Online Application
  2. Official Sealed Transcripts:
  3. Completion of US Constitution Requirement (A course or examination. See document for more information)
  4. Basic Skills Requirement (e.g. CBEST)
  5. 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.)
  6. Verification of completion of 120 hour intern pre-service preparation program
  7. Subject Matter Competency Verification (i.e. CSET or subject matter preparation program
  8. Copy of current teaching contract from a school district located within TCSJ' service area (must be on district letterhead and include school site, subject, grade level and service start date)
  9. Emergency Contact Form (within application)
  10. Acceptable Use Policy & Computer Use Agreement Form (within application)
  11. Audio/Photo/Video Media Release Form (within application)
  12. $50 non-refundable application fee
  13. $250 Non-Refundable Enrollment Deposit (required for new enrollees who did not attend the Pre-Service program at TCSJ)
  14. Letter of Good Standing - If you have previously been enrolled in a teacher prep program that did not result in a credential, you must provide a letter of good standing from your previous teacher preparation program/academic agency to be enrolled in program coursework. If this is not possible, please attach a letter of explanation.

Tuition

Please visit the Tuition page for full details.

2020 IMPACT Program Deadline Dates CBEST/CSET Results Intern Eligible Requirements Certificate of Clearance Information IMPACT Program Service Area FAQs Executive Order (N-66-20) For TCSJ Pre-Service/Prospective Intern Candidates
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Transitional Kindergarten (TK) settings for Intern Teachers

Due to changing regulations for TK teachers (SB 876), we are not able to serve interns placed in a TK setting without prior approval*. Although a Multiple Subjects credential DOES authorize instruction in a TK classroom, TK teachers are ALSO required to complete additional requirements that we do not offer at this time.

*Prior Approval: If you believe you have met the additional requirements set forth in SB 876 and would like approval to serve as an intern in a TK classroom, please ask your employer to contact Michelle Jones at mjones@sjcoe.net or 468-9157.


IMPACT Intern Program-English Learner (EL) Authorization


Veterans

Teachers College of San Joaquin is approved by the California State approved Agency to enroll veterans and other eligible persons.

TCSJ will maintain a written record of the previous education and training (e.g. transcripts) of veterans and eligible persons. The record will clearly indicate if credit has been granted and candidates will be notified accordingly per 21.4253 (d)(3)