If you began TCSJ's Pre Service Program prior to March 2021 and want to begin the IMPACT Intern Program in 2022 or beyond, you need to complete additional pre-service coursework to be fully aligned with current content and requirements. Learn More

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 Languages
  • Mild to Moderate Support Needs (37 units)
  • Moderate-Severe (34 units)
  • Early Childhood Special Education (30 units)

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

Watch the below video to learn what you need to do to be eligible to apply for the IMPACT Intern Preliminary Teaching Credential Program!


Early Start:
July 5 (all programs)
Late Start:
SPED - August 18
Multiple Subject - September 13
Single Subject - September 13

Effective July 1, 2021, IMPACT and Pre-Service classes will start at 5:00pm instead of 4:30pm as some of our partner districts and school sites are pushing back their start times to align with SB328. This will support our candidates (and instructors) as they meet their contractual workday obligations and strive to arrive to class on time in Ceres or Stockton.

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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) - $10,850
  • Early Childhood Special Education (30 units) - $10,050
  • Mild to Moderate Support Needs (37 units) - $12,395
  • 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