All candidates in Intern Programs must meet the same standards for teacher preparation as those found in a traditional college or university setting. PCOE’s Education Specialist Intern for Teacher Program offers preservice coursework and intern program coursework. This area of the website provides program information, dates and locations for PCOE's upcoming intern program meetings and key contact information to assist you in completing this program.
WE ARE HIRING INSTRUCTORS AND COACHES!
We are hiring highly motivated instructors and coaches for our mild/moderate and moderate/severe intern program. Please visit Edjoin for job postings or feel free to contact us. This is a great opportunity to be part of an amazing program to help make a difference in education.
The PCOE Leadership and Learning Collaborative (LLC) is excited to offer our Education Specialist Mild Moderate Support Needs and Extensive Support Needs Credential Intern Programs! These programs are accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and are designed to prepare future education specialists in Placer County.
PCOE's Education Specialist Credential Intern Programs are a wonderful opportunity for….
Attend one of our information meetings to learn more about this exciting opportunity. All meetings are held via Zoom. We offer several dates. Click on the date you'd like to attend or go to placercoe.gosignmeup.com:
Wednesday, September 28, 2022: 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Below you will find key application information and forms.
Are you interested in possibly becoming and Education Specialist teacher and teaching students with disabilities? You may be eligible for our Classified or Local Solutions grant and receive tuition support to earn a Mild Moderate Support Needs or Extensive Support Needs teaching credential!
You may also be eligible for the Golden State Teacher Grant Program. Please inquire on this website: https://www.csac.ca.gov/gstg
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A TEACHER?
ARE YOU CURRENTLY A CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE OR SUBSTITUTE TEACHER IN ALPINE, AMADOR, NEVADA, PLACER, SIERRA, SUTTER OR YUBA COUNTY?
WOULD YOU LIKE HELP IN ACHIEVING YOUR DREAM?
There is a high need for TK, multiple subject, single subject, and special education teachers in California. Recognizing that need, several counties have joined a regional consortium with Placer County Office of Education and were just awarded a four year grant from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) to assist classified employees in earning a Bachelor's degree (if needed) as well as a teaching credential. Attend this short informational meeting to find out if you qualify, an overview of preparation pathways, available funding and other program details. Don't miss this amazing opportunity.
Virtual Information Meetings. Click the link to sign up or go to placercoe.gosignmeup.com. (Note registration closes 24 hours before the meeting):
Saturday, September 10, 8:30-9:00 am
Thursday, September 15, 4:00 - 4:30 pm
Grant Information Flyer to share with family, friends, and coworkers
For more information, Email Bonnie Boone.
Key resources for your Education Specialist Intern journey can be viewed here.
The Mild Moderate Support Needs Education Specialist Intern Credential prepares candidates to teach specific learning disabilities, mild to moderate intellectual disabilities, other health impairments, serious emotional disturbance, and authorizes service in grades K-12 and in classes organized primarily for adults through age 22.
The Extensive Support Needs Education Specialist Intern Credential prepares candidates to teach disabilities including autism, deaf-blindness, moderate to severe intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, serious emotional disturbance, and authorizes service in grades K-12 and in classes organized primarily for adults through age 22.
The Placer County Office of Education (PCOE) Leadership and Learning Collaborative seeks to provide professional learning opportunities in optimal working and learning environments. If an applicant or program participant questions application procedures, program prerequisites, program requirements, policies and procedures, grading practices, program extension or deferral requests, equivalency requests, credential eligibility reviews, financial matters or other program related issues, the first step is to address the concern with the relevant party, such as the instructor, coach, etc.
If the concern is not resolved, the grievance shall be submitted, in writing, through the PCOE Credential Program Grievance Form. The Program Administrator will review the concerns, meet with the program participant and investigate the concerns. A decision will be made regarding the grievance and the participant will be notified of the decision within five days. Appeals may be submitted to the Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction, within five days of the notification. A copy of all documentation related to the grievance will be kept on file.
Sr. Director, Leadership & Learning Collaborative
Secretary, Leadership & Learning Collaborative
how long does this program take?
Six months of Preservice, then a two year internship , where you teach during the day and take intern classes in the evening.
WHEN DOES THE PROGRAM BEGIN?
We have Preservice cohorts beginning each January. Intern cohorts begin at the beginning of each school year, with applications opening in the spring.
HOW MUCH DOES THE PROGRAM COST?
The Preservice portion is $2,050 and the two year internship is $18,900 ($9,450 per year) if working in Placer County, $19,648 ($9,824 per year) if working outside of Placer County. However we do have grants that may help with test vouchers during Preservice and tuition assistance during internship
Does PCOE offer any grants that may help lower my tuition costs?
Apply for the Local Solutions Grant or the Classified School Employee Grant and receive tuition support to earn a Mild Moderate Support Needs or Extensive Support Needs teaching credential! For more information, email Kimberly Lilienthal.
WHAT IF I ALREADY HAVE A TEACHING CREDENTIAL?
We would do a transcript review for $150 and in most cases, you would only need to take one Preservice class to become intern eligible.
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