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Intern Teaching Option

Receive a salary while earning your teaching credential.


Teacher Intern Credential Program Overview

The standard intern teaching credential program at Alliant allows current classroom teachers like you to continue working as a paid teacher while pursuing your preliminary K-12 California teaching credential (single subject teaching credential, multiple subject teaching credential, or education specialist)

In addition to your paid intern teaching position, you will also engage in online coursework and professional mentoring from an experienced Alliant field supervisor as part of your teacher education. With the teacher intern program, you can decide whether you wish to complete your pedagogy coursework before securing an intern teaching credential or complete both simultaneously.

Alliant has helped prepare hundreds of California teachers for effective, rewarding, and enduring careers as teachers serving California's diverse student population. Let us help you join their ranks with our teacher intern program. If you are looking to learn more about student teaching or being an intern teacher, applying for the student teacher internship program at our school is an excellent place to start. Prepare for your future teaching profession today by enrolling in our teacher intern program.


Program Overview

The standard intern teaching option is an alternative teacher certification program, approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). This teacher preparation program provides students in their internship year the necessary coursework and instruction allowing them to work toward their preliminary California teaching credential or certificate, all while working as a paid teacher in a school. All other coursework and assignments required for successful completion of the student teacher program are done online through Alliant International University.

Under the standard intern option, teacher interns gain field experience and assume immediate and full teaching and classroom management responsibilities. While working under this teaching internship credential, students receive mentorship and support through a minimum of three (3) classroom observations and coaching sessions conducted by a designated Alliant field supervisor each term.

Please note: Candidates of the online teaching intern program are responsible for finding and securing an approved intern teaching position; private schools are not state-eligible to host intern teachers.

To learn more about requirements for this teaching internship pathway, click the link below.

Admission Information