Filling the Central Valley’s need for teachers is the goal of a partnership between FPU and UC Merced.
Called the Central Valley Teacher Prep Partnership (CVTPP), the program “will provide a seamless career pathway from undergraduate education at the University of California to professional preparation programs located at Fresno Pacific University’s center in Merced,” according to the memo of understanding between the universities.
Most candidates for the multiple or single subject credential enter programs in which they complete final, directed student teaching. These students work under the guidance of an experienced master teacher over the course of an entire semester in which they are not paid. The internship program is an alternative to the traditional student teaching program. It is not meant to be the typical route for the majority of candidates.
Internship programs were established by the state of California to achieve two goals:
If you have been a teacher at a regionally accredited private school for more than 3 years, you may want to take advantage of recent legislation which allows you to earn your credential without completing a full teacher education program.
The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) has several requirements that must be satisfied. To read through their requirements click here.
After reading through the information provided by the CTC, please contact:
For those students who have received their California Preliminary Credential and yet need to receive their clear credential, Fresno Pacific University offers one of the few clear credential programs approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing in the valley.