Riverside County Office of Education
Education Specialist Intern Program – Center for Teacher Innovation

Earn your credential

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An intern program is an alternative pathway to earning a California Teaching Credential. An individual holding an intern credential teaches full time in their own classroom while earning their California Preliminary Credential. 

Program Features

  • Pre-service coursework and intern certification
  • Preliminary Education Specialist Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe Credential in two years
  • Embedded Authorization in Autism
  • Course work applicable towards advancement on pay scale
  • Coursework aligned to the Teacher Performance Expectation and California Standards for Teaching Profession.
  • A supportive, team approach with a balance of theoretical and application based on learning experiences.
  • Master's level credit for intern program completed work.

Fees & Tuition

Application Fee

Non-Refundable Application Fee:  $250


Pre-Service Prerequisite Coursework:  $750

Pre-service Coursework can be paid in 4 installments


Intern Program Tuition:  $9100 ($4550/year)

Payable in monthly installments

What Our Interns Say

This program has allowed me to teach in my own classroom while I am “Learning and Earning”. Evening classes make the course work manageable, the teaching staff and Practicum Supervisors are so helpful. I have grown so much personally and professionally. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking at getting their credential in Special Education!
Sara Bailey
River Springs Charter School
Exemplary program that navigates paths to teaching careers through knowledgeable and dedicated staff.
Concepcion Altamirano
Riverside Unified

Meet our team

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Allan Hallis

(951) 826-6373

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Dr. Bev Bricker

(951) 826-6718