Is HTH’s District Intern program accredited?
Yes, our program is an accredited teacher certification program through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). Our program meets all program standards designated by the CTC for a District Intern credential while enrolled in the program and then a Preliminary teaching credential upon completion.
Do I have to work at High Tech High to enter this program?
No. Our program is open to anyone who meets all eligibility criteria.
I am in the District Intern program, am I paid less than everybody else?
Teachers enrolled in the District Intern program are compensated at the beginning teacher salary rate set by their employer. Salary rates are based on % teaching time.
What is the EL authorization?
Teachers who complete the HTH District Intern program earn the necessary CA English Learner (EL) authorization along with their teaching credential. EL instruction is embedded within all coursework and denoted on the teaching credential as ELA.
What is the deadline to apply to your program?
Why would a charter school hire me without a credential?
Most charter schools are open to hiring a teacher who meets all Intern program prerequisites but does not yet hold a Preliminary credential.
Do you have financial aid or subsidized tuition? Can I defer my student loans?
No. The HTH District Intern program is offered through Local Education Agency (LEA) status and is not an eligible Title IV institution of higher education.
Do I have to remain employed while I am enrolled in the Intern program?
Yes. Employment as the Teacher of Record, 50% or more time, is required. The District Intern credential restricts the Intern to teach at the school site listed on the credential.
Do I have to stay with the school that employs me?
No. You may change school sites as long as you continue teaching in the same subject area and setting (Elementary, Secondary or Education Specialist) that matches the credential you are seeking. Upon changing school sites, alert the credentialing office so steps can be taken to change the employment restriction on your credential.
Do I have to student teach?
Student-teaching is not required for Intern programs since you are the teacher of record.