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Internship Pathway

This pathway is not available for candidates in the Liberal Studies ITEP program

Intern Pathway Overview

The Multiple Subject Credential Program Internship Pathway is available for candidates that are admitted to the Multiple Subject Credential Program, have completed the requirements to be eligible for an internship that are listed below and have been offered full time employment in a public school district in which CSULB has an approved Internship Agreement on file. 

The Multiple Subject Credential Program Internship Pathway consist of the same 40 units as the Traditional MSCP Pathway. Once candidates complete the pre-requisites courses listed below, they may complete the remaining required program courses and student teaching while on an internship, if approved. This pathways allows candidates to work as a full time, teacher of record while completing their credential program.

Internships are in public school districts and charter schools. Internships cannot be done in private schools.

Intern Courses

Pre-requisites (12 units)

Note: These two courses must be completed or in progress at the time of application to the credential program.

  • EDEL 380 - Teaching and Learning in a Democratic Society (3 units) (Requires 45 hours of Fieldwork while enrolled in this course.)
  • EDSP 303 - Preparing to Teach Special Populations in the General Education Classroom (1 unit)

       You must earn a B or better grade in EDEL 380 and EDSP 303 to be admitted to the MSCP.

  • EDEL 413 - Developmentally Appropriate Teaching Practices (2 units)
  • EDEL 431 - Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Schools (3 units)
  • EDEL 442 - Teaching and Learning Language Arts, K-8 (3 units) *Intern candidates should see the Teacher Preparation Advising Center for permission to enroll in this course for Intern Eligibility prior to being admitted to the Internship Pathway.

Subject Specific Pedagogy/Methods Courses (12 units)

You must be officially admitted to the Multiple Subject Credential Program in order to take the following pedagogy courses. Candidates will be asked to present their "MSCP Admit Card" on the first day of class. 

  • EDEL 452 - Teaching and Learning Reading, K-8 (3 units)
  • EDEL 462 - Teaching and Learning Mathematics, K-8 (3 units)
  • EDEL 472 - Teaching and Learning History-Social Science, K-8  (3 units)
  • SCED 475 - Teaching and Learning Science, K-8 (3 units)

Student Teaching (16 units)

Students must obtain a Student Teaching Application from the website (https://www.csulb.edu/college-of-education/mathematics-education/student-teaching) and apply to student teach at the beginning of the semester prior to take the course listed below (please see the Student Teaching section of the MSCP Handbook for more information). See the Office of Clinical Practice website at https://www.csulb.edu/college-of-education/mathematics-education/student-teaching for deadlines and more information.

  • EDEL 572A - Intern Student Teaching in Diverse Classrooms (8 units) 
  • EDEL 572B - Intern Student Teaching in Diverse Classrooms (8 units) 

Internship Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for an internship, MSCP Candidates must have met ALL of the following requirement:

Be admitted to the Multiple Subject Credential Program

  • Be a matriculated CSULB Student (Interns must be matriculated and enrolled in a course each semester they are an active MSCP Intern. Interns cannot take an Educational Leave of Absence.)
  • Hold a Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accreditated institution in the US or equivalent.
  • Be Subject Matter Competent by having passed all three subtest of the CSET: Multiple Subjects Exam or having completed a CTC Approved Subject Matter Preparation Program.
  • Have completed the Basic Skills Requirement
  • Have completed the US Constitution Requirement
  • Have completed the following pre-requisite courses: EDEL 380, EDSP 303, EDEL 413, EDEL 431, EDEL 442
  • Candidates in the BILA pathway must demonstrate language competency through passage of the BILA CSET subtest III prior to internship eligibility.

Once candidates have completed all of the above requirements, they are eligible for an internship and can request an Internship Eligibility Letter from the Credential Center in EED-42 to provide school districts when applying for teaching positions.

Internship Application and Approval Process

The steps listed below must be completed in order to be approved for the MSCP Internship Pathway:

Step 1

  • Obtain a full time teaching position
  • Check to ensure that there is an Internship Agreement in place between CSULB and the District.
  • Secure an Offer of Employment from the district on official letterhead that states the district and school you will be teaching at, your start date, and your assignment (grade level).

Step 2

  • Meet with Jessica Olague in the Teacher Preparation Advising Center to review the Internship Eligibility requirements and the Internship Application process. Email Jessica Olague at jessica.olague@csulb.edu to set up an Internship Appointment.

Step 3

  • Once your Internship Application packet is complete, meet with the MSCP Internship Coordinator, Dr. Lisa Isbell, to review internship eligibility requirements and get approval for your internship. Email Dr. Lisa Isbell at lisa.isbell@csulb.edu to set up an Internship Appointment.

Step 4

  • Submit your completed Internship Application Packet to the Teacher Preparation Advising Center in EED-67 for final approval. Once your application is approved it will be passed onto the Credential Center.
  • Once the Credential Center has received all of the required documents and approvals and there is an Approved Internship Agreement in place between CSULB and the district, you will be recommended to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for your Internship Credential.  You will then receive an email from the CTC stating that you have been recommended for a document and you will then need to go to the link in the email and apply on the CTC website for your Internship Credential. 
  • Please keep in mind that the Internship Credential is valid for 2 years.  All program requirements including passage of the CalTPAs and RICA must be completed to be recommended for your Preliminary Teaching Credential. 
  • To remain an active intern you must be enrolled in a minimum of one credential course each semester through the completion of your program.  Interns are not permitted to take an Education Lave of Absence.  All program requirements including passage of the CalTPA and passage of the RICA must be completed by July 31st following your Student Teaching semester.  If you have not completed all requirements to be recommended for your Preliminary Credential by that time, your Internship Credential will be canceled.
  • Please keep in mind that the program application is seperate from admission to the university.  Post-Bac students should apply to the university online at www.calstate.edu/apply by the appropriate deadline in addition to applying for the credential program. Most candidates will apply to the university first to take the pre-requisite courses and then apply to the program while enrolled in the pre-requisite courses.  A small number of candidates that may have already completed the pre-requisite courses will need to apply to both the program and the university at the same time.  University admission does not constitute program admission.

Eligible interns may be interested in the Early Completion Intern Option available to all interns per SB57.  For more information, please contact Dr. Lisa Isbell, MSCP coordinator and MSCP Intern Director at lisa.isbell@csulb.edu.