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University Internships

University Intern Credentials are an alternative pathway to earning a California teaching or service credential that links a professional credential preparation program with employment as a beginning teacher, school counselor or school psychologist in a school district. Qualified individuals are authorized to teach on a California Education Specialist, Multiple Subject, Single Subject, School Counselor, or School Psychologist Intern Credential. Through a partnership between the school district/employer and the College of Education, interns complete a state-approved CSU, Long Beach professional education program.

University Intern Teaching Credential Information:

Pupil Personnel Services Intern Credential Information and Requirements:

School Counseling and School Psychology

  • Admission to CSULB's School Counseling or School Psychology Credential Program
  • Open file (Link) with the Credential Center
  • Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Valid CTC Fingerprint Clearance
  • Basic Skills (CBEST or CTC approved alternative)
  • Program Coordinator's Approval

Candidates in the School Counseling or School Psychology programs may request an Intern Eligibility Letter to use for seeking employment as a University Intern. Please contact the Credential Center to request an Intern Eligibility Letter. All necessary documentation must be on file in order to receive an evaluation to determine eligibility and receive program approval.

If you receive an offer of employment as a University Intern, the following must be complete:

  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) must be established between the district/employer and CSULB. Please check our current list of agreements below. If your district/employer is not listed, please contact the Credential Center.
  • Program Coordinator's approval of your offer of employment and assignment
  • Submit a Request for Intern Recommendation (PDF) form along with your original offer of employment to the Credential Center

A CSULB Credential Analyst will submit an online recommendation for your credential. You must then log on to the CTC Educator Page, complete the Professional Fitness questions and pay for the credential. This must be completed within five business days of receiving your recommendation email from the CTC.

To continue each semester as a University Intern, you must maintain continuous enrollment in required credential coursework for the duration of the internship, and maintain good standing in the Credential Program and University.

Current University Internship Agreements

District Education Specialist, Multiple & Single Subject School Counseling School Psychology
ABC Unified Yes - -
Alhambra USD Yes - Yes
Alliance College Ready Public Schools Yes - Yes
Alta Vista High School-Learn4Life Yes - -
Alvord College Ready Public Schools Yes - -
Anaheim UHSD Yes - Yes
Anahuacalmecac International Univ Prep Yes - -
Antelope Valley UHSD - - Yes
Aspire Public Schools Yes - -
Assurance Learning Academy-Learn4Life Yes - -
Bellflower USD Yes - -
Bonita USD - - Yes
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy Yes - -
Capistrano USD Yes - -
Centinela Valley Union High SD Yes - -

College Bridge Academy and the Education Corps CS

Yes - -
Compton USD Yes - Yes
Cypress School District Yes - -
Da Vinci Schools Yes - -
Downey USD Yes - Yes
East Whittier City School District Yes - -
El Rancho USD Yes - -
El Rio Community School Yes - -
Extera Public Schools Yes - -
Fountain Valley SD - - Yes
Fullerton Joint UHSD Yes - -
Garden Grove USD Yes - Yes
Garvey SD Yes - -
Glendale USD Yes - -
Green Dot Public Schools Yes - -
District Education Specialist, Multiple & Single Subject School Counseling School Psychology
Huntington Beach UHSD Yes - -
Inglewood USD Yes - -
Irvine USD Yes - Yes
KIPP Schools Yes - -
LA Promise Charter Schools Yes - -
Las Virgenes USD Yes - -
Lawndale Elementary School District Yes - -
Libertas College Prep Yes - -
Little Lake City School District Yes - -
Long Beach USD Yes - -
Los Alamitos USD Yes - -
Los Angeles USD Yes - Yes
Lowell Joint School District Yes - -
Lynwood USD Yes - -
Magnolia Public Schools Yes - -
Manhattan Beach USD Yes - -
Monrovia School District Yes - -
Montebello USD Yes - -
New Los Angeles Charter School Yes - -
Newport Mesa USD Yes - -
Norwalk-La Mirada USD Yes - -
Ocean View School District Yes - -
Olive Crest Academy Yes - -
Orange County Department of Education Yes - -
Orange USD Yes - -
Palisades Charter High School Yes - -
District Education Specialist, Multiple & Single Subject School Counseling School Psychology
Palos Verde Peninsula USD Yes - -
Paramount USD Yes - -
Pasadena USD Yes    
Port of Los Angeles Yes - -
PUC Schools Yes - -
Redondo Beach USD Ed Spec & Single - -
Samueli Academy Yes - Yes
Santa Ana USD Yes - -
Savanna School District Yes - -
Torrance USD Yes - -
Tustin USD Yes - -
Unity Middle College High School Yes - -
University Prep Value HS-Value Schools Yes - -
Val Verde USD - - Yes
Vista Charter Public Schools Yes - -
Westminster School District Yes - -