Teacher Prep:  REDEFINED

The High Tech High District Intern Program is authorized by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) to credential teachers while they are employed as the teacher of record and simultaneously enrolled in program coursework. Our program is job-embedded, non-degree. Upon completion, participants obtain a California Preliminary Teaching Credential.

Program Highlights

  • Two-year program
  • Job-embedded in K-12 education
  • Project-based pedagogy
  • Mentoring support
  • Weekly evening classes
  • Aligned to the California Teacher Performance Expectations
  • Successful completion results in a California Preliminary Teaching Credential
  • Accredited by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)
  • District Intern Programs of Study:
    • Single Subject
    • Multiple Subjects
    • Education Specialist
    • Bridge Program |  Specialized program for teachers with an existing SS/MS credential to earn their Ed Specialist credential

Course Catalogs 2018/19:


Employment  |  Employed or offered employment as the teacher of record, 50% or more time, in a K-12 public school environment within San Diego County.

Prerequisites   |  Meet all required prereqs by May:

  • Official Transcripts (conferred undergraduate degree)
  • Basic Skills Requirement
  • Subject-Matter Competent
  • Certificate of Clearance
  • US Constitution

Intern Program Interest Form

Summer prerequisite coursework- begins June 18, 2018.
Enrollment window:  February – May
The first step to joining our credentialing program is to be hired as a teacher at HTH or another school within San Diego County. Once you are offered a teaching position we can begin the enrollment process for our District Intern program. Our program offers all of the coursework necessary to help you obtain your District Intern California Teaching Credential and then your Preliminary CA credential once you complete the two-year program. You must be employed at least 50% time in order to enroll in the program and complete the necessary coursework and classroom hours needed to obtain your credential.
In California, this credential is exactly the same as a credential earned through a university.  Overview of Alternative CA Certification