Student Teaching Program


Earn Your California Teaching Credential as a K-12 Student Teacher


Alliant’s Student Teaching program in California allows aspiring teachers to earn a K-12 California Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential or Multiple Subject Teaching Credential through a cohort-model blending online coursework, mentoring, and supervised instructional experiences within a classroom.

Through the Student Teaching Option, you will gain a deeper understanding of pedagogy and best practices in education, and then you will put that knowledge to use as a student teacher under the guidance of an experienced teacher and the supportive coaching of an Alliant field supervisor.

Alliant has prepared hundreds of California teachers for effective, rewarding, and enduring careers serving the state’s diverse student populations and communities. Let us help you become the person who can have a lasting impact on the next generation.


Program Overview

Under the Student Teaching Option, students participate in an unpaid student teaching experience while simultaneously taking online courses to earn their California teacher credential. Upon completion of the program, you will be fully prepared to obtain a Preliminary California Teaching Credential and lead your own K-12 classroom.

Our Student Teaching Program is delivered over a series of terms, including:

  • 2 eight-week terms of practicum
  • 120 hours of classroom observation
  • 2 eight-week terms of students teaching in two different grade levels, under the guidance of an experienced Teacher

Through the Student Teaching Option, students will gain experience in at least two grade levels while assuming total teaching responsibility for at least two full weeks during each student teaching placement. During their placement, students receive mentorship and support through classroom observations and coaching sessions conducted by a designated Alliant field supervisor.

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

Admission Information


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