IMPACT Intern Program

(209) 468.4926 • Staff Directory

IMPACT is an accredited CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) program that works in partnership with a consortium of local school districts and is coordinated by Teachers College of San Joaquin (TCSJ). TCSJ is housed at the San Joaquin County Office of Education.

The IMPACT Intern Program is an alternative pathway to acquiring a teaching credential and prepares teachers for elementary, middle, high school and special education. Education Specialist credentials are available in Mild/Moderate, Moderate/Severe, and Early Childhood Education. Added authorizations are also available in Mathematics Instructional Added Authorization, Early Childhood and Autism. Teachers begin their teaching career with an Intern Credential, are employed and paid by the school district, are the 'Teacher of Record' for their classrooms, work closely with a Practicum Supervisor and attend evening credential classes in a cohort model twice a week for two years. Interns are assisted by our admissions office with processing district intern credentials.

Program Highlights:
  • Earn your credential while you teach
  • Tuition is a fraction of most other teacher preparation programs
  • Receive invaluable teacher support / you are not left on your own
  • Class times are in the evening
  • Candidates can apply coursework from the Intern programs towards a Masters degree in Education at TCSJ.

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