The Intern program is an alternative certification pathway for individuals interested in entering the teaching profession. As part of a consortium of local school districts, the Yolo-Solano Center for Teacher Credentialing Intern Program supports area school districts in addressing the teacher shortage in identified credential areas. Our service area includes districts in Yolo and Solano Counties and districts in nearby counties depending on need. Presently we offer an Intern Teacher Program for the Education Specialist (Mild/Moderate) and Education Specialist (Moderate/Severe). Our program will expand in subsequent years to offer Single Subject and Multiple Subject credentialing.
Our Intern Program provides intern teacher candidates with Commission accredited Pre-service coursework, year-long coursework, resources, credentialing services, and technical assistance -all aligned to the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP) and Teacher Performance Expectations (TPE). Intern teachers also receive various forms of support from course instructors, field supervisors, cohort peers, and on-site support providers.
The Intern Teacher Program will welcome in the first cohort of intern teacher candidates in 2018. Intern teachers are employed in school districts as the teacher of record and attend courses during the year. Coursework will take place in a blended format of in-person and online learning. Intern teachers will attend in-person courses at our new professional learning space, designed to reflect the 21st century classroom and outfitted with state of the art technology. Located in Davis, CA we are positioned centrally to many of our partner districts and very close to I-80. The combination of in-person and online courses provides intern teachers flexibility and accessibility with learning.
The Intern Teacher Program operates with a cohort model of up to 30 intern teachers per cohort. Intern teachers begin the program as a cohort. Cohorts remain together for the two-year duration of the program. It is strongly recommended that intern teacher complete the program with their cohort, as the cohort becomes a community that is an essential source of support. Interns may not change cohorts without thoughtful consideration and permission from the program director.
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