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Early Completion Intern Teaching Option

Accelerate your path to a teaching credential while working.


Early Completion Overview

The early completion intern teaching option (ECO) provides an accelerated path to obtaining a PK–12 California preliminary single subject or multiple subject teaching credential in an abbreviated timeframe. As a condensed version of the standard intern teaching route, the ECO program requires you to secure a salaried teacher-of-record position at an approved PK–12 partnering school throughout the program.


Program Overview

The early completion option is for you if you have previous teaching experience and possess the essential skills and knowledge to become a teacher. However, you must still acquire your multiple- or single-subject California teaching credential. This alternative teacher preparation initiative enables you to bypass traditional coursework, demonstrating your skills through a performance assessment with all online activities.

With the early completion option intern program, you will undertake immediate and complete teaching and classroom management responsibilities. You will benefit from expert mentorship and support that includes supervised classroom observations and experiences. 

Please refer to the university catalog for guidance on eligibility for the ECO program pathway. For further details on the requirements for this teaching pathway, click the link below.


Admission Information