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.
The May 11 Teacher Education Celebration honored 128 FPU students who earned teacher credentials in 2010-2011. Speakers included Teacher Education Program Director Linda Hoff, pictured, and Provost Steve Varvis.
School is an experience with society that shapes the rest of a child’s life. Peter Kopriva, professor in special education and early childhood development, looks at ways to help children adjust that pay off beyond the classroom.
The social science secondary teaching major equips prospective teachers with a profound knowledge about history and social sciences and an understanding of contemporary approaches to teaching them. The program is interdisciplinary in approach, global and multi-cultural in perspective, and informed by a Christian worldview.