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PK-3 ECE District Intern Program

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What is the PK-3 ECE Intern Credential? Please visit the CTC website for more information about the PK-3 ECE credential

How long is the Intern Certificate valid? The PK-3 ECE Specialist Instruction intern certificate will be valid​ for a period of two years

Who needs to get the PK-3 ECE Specialist Credential? Current early childhood educators who want to work in TK classrooms and those teachers and teachers-to-be who want to teach preschool to grade 3 in public schools are potential candidates for this credential. While Multiple Subject Credential holders are already authorized to serve in grades PK-3, this credential will be available to help them meet a requirement that they complete 24 units of child development or ECE coursework required to teach in TK. This credential will also be an option for Child Development Teacher Permit holders as well as other individuals interested in a career in teaching in ECE who want to teach in grades PK-3

What are the requirements for applying to the PK-3 ECE Credential Program? 1.) Candidates admitted to intern programs must hold baccalaureate degrees or higher from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. 2.) Completion of 24-semester units or the equivalent quarter units of non-remedial, degree-applicable coursework at a regionally accredited institution of higher education in early childhood education and/or child development. OR  Possession of a baccalaureate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a degree major in Child Development, Child and Adolescent Development, Human Development, Early Childhood Education, or a related major.

​For more information, please contact Amanda Baird (714) 708-4985​