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SDCOE Teacher Intern Credentialing Programs

‚ÄčThe San Diego County Office of Education offers intern programs in the following credential areas:

  • Education Specialist credential

    • Mild to Moderate (M/M)
    • Moderate to Severe (M/S)
    • Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
    • Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH)
  • Single Subject credential

    • Math

    • Science

An intern program is a 2-year credential program that allows you to be a full-time teacher of record while earning your credential.  It differs from a traditional teacher education program which requires student teaching as well as completion of all coursework requirements prior to employment as a teacher.

SDCOE Intern Program

Traditional Teacher Education Program

  • Complete coursework that prepares you to become a teacher, while employed as a teacher 

  • Receive mentoring and clinical supervision

  • Earn the salary of a teacher while completing credential requirements 

  • Pay into retirement

  • Access benefits provided by the hiring school district

  • Complete coursework that prepares you to become a teacher

  • Complete student teaching (not a paid position) while receiving mentoring and clinical supervision

To learn more about intern program requirements, please visit the respective link below:

Intern Program Education Specialist


Intern Program Single Subject