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All candidates for the Multiple Subject Preliminary, Single Subject Preliminary, and Education Specialist: Preliminary  Mild/Moderate Credentials follow both the public school and University calendars.  Supervised student teaching and internship placements are available in Marin, Sonoma, San Francisco, Alameda and West Contra Costa counties.

Teacher preparation Program Options

  • Supervised Student Teaching
  • Internship (open to students who are currently employed as teachers)

Supervised Student Teaching OPtion

The student teaching option allows you to complete your coursework over a two, three or four semester period. You begin the program with professional coursework and field experience, which includes at least 60 hours of observation. In you final semester, you will continue with professional coursework and full-time student teaching, under the direction of an experienced teacher. The Student Teaching Option is available in San Rafael and Ukiah. The Student Teaching Option is offered in two formats, accelerated and transition.

Accelerated Format

  • For Multiple Subject or Single Subject candidates
  • Full-time, two semester track
  • Courses offered in the late afternoon and evening
  • The first semester includes professional coursework and field experience (observation hours)
  • The second semester includes continued professional coursework and full-time supervised student teaching under an experienced directing teacher

 

Transition Format

  • For Multiple Subject, Single Subject, Education Specialist, or Dual Credential Program candidates
  • Designed for adult learners and careers changers whose circumstances require a longer transition to teaching
  • A part-time program that requires three to four semesters to complete
  • Courses offered in the late afternoon and evenings
  • The final semester includes continued professional coursework and full-time supervised student teaching under an experienced directing teacher

Internship Option

The internship option allows candidates who are teaching in participating school districts on an internship credential to complete their Multiple Subject, Single Subject, or Educational Specialist course work. Candidates who meet requirements for the internship option may use their full-time teaching experience in lieu of supervised student teaching to obtain their preliminary credential. Candidates must teach as an intern for a minimum of two semesters. This program typically takes four semesters to complete. The internship option is available for Multiple-Subject, Single-Subject and Education Specialist placements in San Rafael and Ukiah.



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