IMPACT Intern Program

(209) 468.4926 • Staff Directory

The IMPACT Program housed within TCSJ is an accredited California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) program that works in partnership with a consortium of local school districts. It is an alternative pathway to acquire a teaching credential and prepares teachers for service in the following settings: elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and special education. Teachers who begin their teaching career with an Intern Credential, are employed* and paid by the school district as the "teacher of record" for their classrooms, work closely with a Support Supervisor and attend evening classes in a cohort model twice a week for two years to earn a Preliminary Teaching Credential. Interns are assisted by our admissions office with processing Intern Credentials.

*Interns who are admitted into the TCSJ IMPACT Intern Program must be employed in a face-to-face instructional setting (minimum .5 FTE) with the same group of students on a daily or weekly basis as determined by the master schedule. One-on-one/independent study programs do not qualify.

Program Highlights:
  • • Earn your credential while you teach
  • • Tuition is a fraction of the cost of most other teacher preparation schools
  • • Receive invaluable teacher support; you are not left on your own
  • • Class times are in the evenings

Candidates can apply coursework from the intern programs towards a Master’s degree in Education at TCSJ.

To learn more about the IMPACT Program, visit, or call (209) 468.4926.