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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.

 

 

Attend an Info Session

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

Register here

Questions, email: credentialing@hightechhigh.org

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

  • Summer Pre-Service (Enroll Today)!

    Summer Coursework! 

    Calling all aspiring educators...Enroll in our summer pre-service coursework (cost $500) and get a head start on the Intern Program! Course dates: June 15 – July 24, 2020. 100% online. Courses run concurrently.

    ENROLL TODAY!

    1) Official Transcripts (Conferred undergraduate degree)

    2) CA Certificate of Clearance or other CTC permit

    3) Verification of US Constitution (course or exam)

    4) Completed payment form ($500)


    Once enrolled in summer courses, our Credential Analyst will provide you with a Verification of Intern Eligibility letter as you seek employment. This letter will verify your enrollment status and program eligibility into the HTH District Intern Program.

  • Ed Specialist Summer Coursework

    Course dates: June 15 – July 24, 2020.

    100% online.

    Courses run concurrently.


    EDUC 400  |  Emergent Bilingual Learners

    6 weeks/online
    This course introduces participants to the theory, strategies, and practice of understanding, planning, and meeting the unique needs of English Learners. Participants will explore the social, emotional, and instructional needs that define the growing English Learner population in the United States. Participants will learn about relevant theory and practice that support English Learner development and provide access to the core academic curriculum.

    EDUC 402  |  Neurodiversity

    6 weeks/online
    This course is designed as a broad introduction to Special Education through a lens of equity and access for all learners. The course begins with an overview of legal requirements and laws, including situating our learning in a historical context. Participants hone their communication skills in order to effectively collaborate and partner with a variety of stakeholders, including classroom teachers, administrators, families, agencies, specialists, etc. Participants learn about a broad spectrum of learning differences and think deeply about how these differences impact the full scope of the school day experience, from social time to academics. Participants learn how to plan instruction for students with learning differences and service delivery models are explored, including co-teaching and full inclusion.
  • Single/Multiple Subjects Summer Coursework

    Course dates: June 15 – July 24, 2020.

    100% online.

    Courses run concurrently.


    EDUC 400  |  Emergent Bilingual Learners

    6 weeks/online
    This course introduces participants to the theory, strategies, and practice of understanding, planning, and meeting the unique needs of English Learners. Participants will explore the social, emotional, and instructional needs that define the growing English Learner population in the United States. Participants will learn about relevant theory and practice that support English Learner development and provide access to the core academic curriculum.

    EDUC 401  |  Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

    6 weeks/online
    This course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the sociocultural realities and histories of their students. Participants will learn ways to: negotiate the culture of the classroom with the identities of their students to foster a community of learning, uncover biases, design a diverse curriculum, and learn how systems in the classroom can support high expectations for all students.
  • Full Program Acceptance

    Full Acceptance  

    Full program acceptance/enrollment is granted when all of the following prerequisites are received: 


    5) Basic Skills (Options: CBEST; SAT scores 500+ English & 550+ Math; ACT 22+ English & 23+ Math)

    6) Verification of Employment as Teacher of Record (50% or more time)

    7) Passage of CSET* or Subject Matter Waiver Letter from college/university

    *Pearson testing centers are open as of May 1st. Schedule your CSET exam asap!

    8) Completed HTH summer prerequisite coursework

    9) All remaining forms on file with HTH Credential Analyst  

  • Eligibility

    To be eligible to enroll in the HTH District Intern Program, an applicant must have both a) qualifying employment and b) completed prerequisites (see checklist):

    • 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. Download the Employment Verification Form and return it to the email provided. Verification of employment is required prior to receiving an application packet.
    • MOU  |  If employed at a school outside of HTH Charter, then HTH credentialing will seek to establish a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining roles and responsibilities for Intern support.
    • Prerequisites | Completion of all prerequisites (see checklist).
  • FAQs

    What if I did not get a chance to complete my CSET due to test site closures? Will I not be allowed to start the program?

    There are options. Employers might be able to submit an application for a one-time Short Term Staff Permit due to COVID-19. Please email credentialing@hightechhigh.org to request more information.


    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?

    June 5th.


    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.

  • Transcript Request

    To order a transcript of your District Intern program completion, please complete the Transcript Request Form.

    Note: The units offered through the District Intern program lead to teacher licensure and are not equivalent to graduate-level units.