IMPACT TEACHING CREDENTIAL PROGRAM

What

The IMPACT Program housed within TCSJ 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. 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 admissions 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

Year 1

  • EDUC200A Teaching for Learning 1: Multiple Subjects (4)
  • EDUC201A-B Support Supervision (2)
  • EDUC202A-B Practicum (4)
  • EDUC230 Foundations of Reading (1)
  • EDUC231 Integrated Literacy (3)

Year 2

  • EDUC 232 Universal Lesson Design in STEM (3)
  • EDUC 233 Lesson Study (1)
  • EDUC201C-D Support Supervision (2)
  • EDUC202C-D Practicum (4)
  • CURR223 Examining Belief Systems as a Professional Educator (1)
  • CURR343 Curriculum for the 21st Century (3)

Year 1

  • EDUC210 A Teaching for Learning 1: Single Subject (4)
  • EDUC211 A-B Support Supervision (2)
  • EDUC212 A-B Practicum (4)
  • EDUC220 A-L Content Specific Pedagogy (3)
  • EDUC221 A Planning & Assessing for Learning 1 (1)

Year 2

  • EDUC221 B Planning & Assessing for Learning 2 (2)
  • EDUC222 Teaching for Learning in a Global Society (2)
  • EDUC211 C-D Support Supervision (2)
  • EDUC212 C-D Practicum
  • CURR343 Curriculum for the 21st Century (3)

  • 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)
  • 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)

Admissions Criteria

2018/2019 Tuition

IMPACT Program Fees as of June 1, 2018

Preliminary Teaching Credentials

Application Fee (non-refundable)

Waived for candidates who completed Pre-Service Coursework at TCSJ.

$50

Multiple Subjects & Single Subject Intern Program

$335 per unit x 28 Units + $300 TPA fee

  • Two-year Program, includes coursework and supervision
  • Books not included
  • Does not include Induction
$9,680

Education Specialist Early Childhood Intern Program

$335 per unit x 28 Units

  • Two-year Program, includes coursework and supervision
  • Books not included
  • Does not include Induction
$9,380

Education Specialist Mild/Moderate & Moderate/Severe Program

$335 per unit x 34 Units

  • Two-year Program, includes coursework and supervision
  • Books not included
  • Does not include Induction
$11,390

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