Intern Program Enrollment

Admission window closes May 31, 2019

To be eligible to enroll in the HTH District Intern Program, an applicant must have both a) qualifying employment and b) completed prerequisites. Verification of employment is required prior to receiving an application packet.



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The HTH Teacher Center is hosting monthly info sessions to discuss the two-year District Intern teacher credentialing program.

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Learn more about District Intern Programs In California:  Overview of Alternative CA Certification

  • Step 1: Qualifying Employment

    Step 1: 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.

    To verify your employment, download the Employment Verification Form and return to

  • Step 2: Program Application/Prereqs

    Step 2: Program Application  |  Upon receipt of your employment verification form, the Teacher Center will email you the application packet. Completed applications must include the five (5) prerequisites below. Print Checklist for assistance.

    1. Bachelor’s Degree  |  Official transcripts from all regionally accredited universities (electronic or sealed originals required) sent to: HTH Forum, ATTN: Credentialing, 2150 Cushing Road, San Diego, CA 92106 or electronically to
    2. Certificate of Clearance   |  Complete the LiveScan fingerprinting process using Form 41-LS and apply online for a Certificate of Clearance (unless valid CA Substitute Permit is held).
    3. Basic Skills Assessment  |   Most will satisfy this requirement by passing the CBEST exam; other methods see Commission leaflet CL-667.
    4. U.S. Constitution  |  A transcript review will be completed first to see if this requirement has been satisfied through college coursework. If not, applicants may complete a college level US Constitution course (2-semester units) or passing scores on an online US Constitution exam, such as
    5. Subject Matter Competency  |  Passage of the appropriate CSET exam or subject-matter waiver letter that matches teaching assignment.
  • Step 3: Admittance

    Step 3: Admittance |  Granted if qualifying employment and prerequisites are completed by the May 31, 2019 deadline. The Credential Analyst will verify documentation and then enroll the candidate in their respective online courses that begin in June. Participants that are granted official admittance qualify for a CA District Intern Credential which authorizes their service in a CA public school for the 2019-20 school year.

  • Step 4: Summer Coursework

    Single/Multiple Subjects Teacher Coursework 

    • Emergent Bilingual Learners (6 weeks)
    • Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (6 weeks)

    Ed Specialist Teacher Coursework 

    • Emergent Bilingual Learners (6 weeks)
    • Neurodiversity in Education (6 weeks)

    Dates:  June 17 - July 26, 2019

    Mode:  Online

    Course Fee: $500 (for those not enrolling in 2019-20 Intern program)

    Credit: Counts towards 120-hour of preservice work

    Notes:  Acess to wi-fi

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