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Internship Program Pathway

This program offered in partnership with local school districts, provides an opportunity for candidates with full-time employment as public elementary school teachers to complete a preliminary credential while on the job. The program, comprised of coursework, field experiences, and seminars, prepares interns with the knowledge and skills to work effectively with diverse urban learners. Courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening.

Program Eligibility
Frequently Asked Questions

Distinctive Internship Program Features

  • Provides tuition reduction for program participation (for teachers employed by Alhambra School District, Compton School District, Glendale Unified School District, LAUSD, Palmdale School District, Pasadena Unified School District, and Westside School District).
  • Leads to Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential.
  • Offers alternative program option for BCLAD students.
  • Includes highly interactive courses and seminars that link theory with practice and develop reflective practitioners prepared to work effectively with culturally and linguistically diverse learners.
  • Ensures individualized advisement and mentoring.
  • Provides individual guidance and support from CSUN faculty and school site personnel in the classroom of each participant throughout the program.
  • Allows for coordinated transition from district/university pre-internship programs to CSUN internship program.
  • Provides university transcript that documents credential coursework, facilitates transfer to school districts in any state, and qualifies interns for university-based advanced degree studies.
  • Provides interns with enhanced employment status in some school districts.
Total Required Units: 34
EED500 – Fundamentals of Teaching (3)
EED520 – Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3)
EED550B – Supervised Fieldwork and Seminar (2), taken for first three semesters
EED577 – Language Arts and ESL Instruction (3)
EED565M – Mathematics Curriculum and Methods (2)
SPED401C – Inclusive Education (2)
EED565S – Science Curriculum and Methods (2)
AAS, CHS, ELPS, PAS, ARMN 496DV – Equity and Diversity in Schools (3)
EED575 – Integrated Social Studies and Arts: Curriculum and Methods (3)
EED515 – Basic Technology Methods (2)
KIN595PE – Applied Methods for Physical Education (1)
HSCI496TH – Teaching Health in the Elementary School Classroom (1)
EED551C – Student Teaching and Seminar (3), final student teaching

Irene Cota, Ph.D.

Dr. Irene Cota, as the Multiple Subject Internship Program Grant Director, is responsible for the administration of the state funded Multiple Subject Internship Program Grant. In addition to her other responsibilities, she co-teaches the student teaching seminars with Elaine Adelman. Dr. Cota's office is located in ED 1108.

Elaine Adelman, M.A.

Elaine Adelman, as the Multiple Subject Intern Coordinator, is responsible for doing student advisement, planning the supervision of interns, and along with her other duties, co-teaching the student teaching seminars with Dr. Irene Cota. Her office in ED 1211 is open during the early evening hours so that Interns can schedule advisement sessions and have questions answered about their progress in the program.