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

*The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) will extend the period of validity for CSETs to 10 years EFFECTIVE April 1, 2017. This DOES NOT pertain to test that are no longer administered, i.e. Specialized Science tests. See the CTC’s explanation below.

April 1, 2017 – The extension of the period of validity for examinations administered for certification from five to ten years goes into effect. Examinations for certification passed after April 1, 2007 will now come under the ten-year window of validity, with the exception of examinations that have been discontinued, as referenced above.

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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