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Internship Partnership with Service Area School Districts Preliminary Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe Disabilities Education Specialist Program with Multiple-Subject Credential Option

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Program of Study

This Internship Partnership Option is for credential candidates who do not have a basic (e.g., Multiple-Subject, Single-Subject) credential and who wish to earn the Preliminary Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Instruction Credentials with the option to complete the Multiple-Subject Credential and/or the Preliminary Moderate/Severe Education Specialist Instruction Credential. The Authorization to Teach English Learners is met through coursework and clinical experiences.

Intern Eligibility

Eligibility for intern teaching includes:

  1. Certificate of Clearance;
  2. Bachelor’s Degree as evidenced by official transcripts verifying awarding of Bachelor’s degree;
  3. Completed U.S. Constitution requirement;
  4. Basic Skills Exam (CBEST or CSET Writing Skills) passed before intern teaching;
  5. All CSET sections passed before intern teaching;
  6. Successful progress in program coursework, Teacher Performance Assessment, and Education Specialist Teaching Performance Expectation assessments;
  7. Completion of EDUC 350 , EDUC 364  , EDMS 511 /EDMX 511 , and EDMS 521  EDMX 521  or the equivalent; and
  8. Tuberculin Clearance.

Candidates in this internship option must also apply with and be selected for employment as an intern with a partnering school or school district.

Authorizations and Course of Study

The Preliminary Specialist Instruction Credentials authorize the provision of instruction to students in grades K through 12 and adults with identified disabilities. The Mild/Moderate Credential authorizes instructional service to students with a primary disability of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Emotional Disturbance, Mild/Moderate Mental Retardation, other health impairment (e.g. Attention Deficit Disorder), or specific learning disability. The Moderate/Severe Credential authorizes instructional service to students with a primary disability of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Deaf-Blindness, Emotional Disturbance, Moderate/Severe Mental Retardation, or multiple disabilities.

Coursework and clinical practice for the Mild/Moderate internship sequence usually takes two academic years to complete, inclusive of summer session offerings. Each intern candidate’s course and clinical practice sequence is individually planned with the Education Specialist Intern Program Coordinator or designee.

TPA and TPE Assessment

Beginning January 1, 2011, all candidates entering programs that result in the issuance of a Preliminary Education Specialist Instruction Credential must demonstrate satisfactory performance through coursework and verified clinical practice on the full range of Preliminary Education Specialist Teaching Performance Expectations and develop a written Individualized Transition Development Plan for use in the candidate’s Clear Credential Program.

Beginning July 1, 2008, all candidates entering programs that result in the issuance of a Multiple- or Single-Subject Credential must pass all Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA) assessments before an online recommendation for the credential can be submitted to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) by the CEHHS, Student Services Office.

Clear Credential Requirements

Successful completion of Education Specialist requirements results in the issuance of a 5-year Preliminary Education Specialist Credential that also must be cleared through an induction program to qualify for the Clear Education Specialist Credential. Successful completion of Multiple-Subject requirements results in the issuance of a 5-year Preliminary Multiple-Subject Credential that requires employment as a full-time teacher and completion of an induction program to qualify for a Clear Multiple-Subject Credential. An essential clearing requirement is the development of a written Individualized Induction Plan (IIP) of supported induction and job related advanced professional preparation approved and signed by the clear credential candidate, an employer designee, and a CCTC-approved clear credential program sponsor (e.g., district BTSA program, University, County Office of Education). See the CCTC web site for currently approved clear credential sponsors. The IIP for employed Education Specialists must be written to clear all general and special education preliminary credentials held, may include up to 12 semester units of university coursework, and must be developed within 60 days of employment. Preliminary Education Specialist credential holders not employed in a school setting may complete the clear credential requirements if the parties signing the IIP agree to a setting and professional development activities that allow demonstration of effective teaching to clear all preliminary credentials held.


Clinical Practice Completed During Internship Assignment

Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Internship Total (47 Units)

This Internship Option ONLY:

The Preliminary Education Specialist Instruction Credential(s) may be granted prior to the Multiple-Subject Credential. To be granted the Multiple-Subject Credential, the following courses and clinical experience must be successfully completed.

Multiple-Subject and Education Specialist Total (60 Units)

Additional Course and Clinical Practice for Preliminary Moderate/Severe Education Specialist Credential

Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe Education Specialist Total (70 Units)

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