Teacher Development Program

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For Interns // Partnerships

The teachers in our Intern Program are some of the best and brightest California teachers. We are confident that you are well-poised to serve students in the districts that need you the most.

The Kern County Superintendent of Schools (KCSOS) Teacher Development Program is the Lead Educational Agency that manages the California Comission on Teachers Credentialing (CTC) intern program grant and is guided by California education code and legislation, most recently Senate Bill 1209.

You’ll be part of an established collaborative partnership with school districts which hire intern teachers and the University Alternative Teacher Certification credential programs.

District Partnerships

Our KCSOS District Partners recruit and hire the teachers who will work for their districts as intern credentialed teachers. District partners also participate fully in the selection and training of the mentor teachers, educational leaders to whom interns are assigned. To ensure on-going communication and a cohesive program of support for new teachers working at their sites, District Administrators communicate regularly with our KCSOS Intern Program team.

University Partnerships

Our KCSOS University Partners work with the Teacher Development Program to assist intern teachers by providing ongoing support and supervision. University faculty provides CTC approved credential program coursework and university supervisors offer guidance and give evaluations during this field-based study of an alternative certification program. Successful completion of the program earns a candidate a California Preliminary/Level 1 Credential.

University and Intern Program staff meet regularly to create and maintain programs that work to build a collaborative network, which is important for ensuring that the candidates benefit from accelerated growth in professional competency and successful development of educational skills.

University Partner list and contact information.