Elementary Education

Internship Program Eligibility

Who is Eligible to Participate in the Internship Program?

To enroll in the program, you must have:

  • Successfully completed the baccalaureate degree at an accredited college or university with a grade point average of 2.67 or higher.
  • Secured a full-time teaching position in a self-contained elementary classroom (General Education) within the CSUN geographic region for supervision and in one of the following participating school districts:
    • Burbank Unified School District
    • Glendale Unified School District
    • Las Virgenes Unified School District
    • Los Angeles Unified School District
    • Newhall School District
    • Palmdale School District
    • Pasadena Unified School District
    • Saugus Union Elementary School District
    • Sulphur Springs School District
  • Verified subject matter competency by completion of an approved CTC college or university subject matter program or, passage of the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET). Successfully passed the California Basic Educational Skills Requirement (CBEST) or other approval option. 
  • Completed a college-level course on the U.S. Constitution or successfully passed examination that demonstrates equal knowledge.
  • Met all requirements for admission to the university and CSUN credential programs.
  • Submitted a completed Internship Program application to the Elementary Education Intern Office.

Candidates teaching in middle schools may be eligible for the Internship Program with special arrangements. Please check with the Intern Coordinator. If your district is not listed, please check with the Intern Coordinator.

What if I’m not eligible to be an intern?

Options for candidates who do not meet the basic Multiple Subject University Internship Credential Program eligibility requirements:

  1. Begin coursework in CSUN’s regular teacher preparation program and transition to the Internship Program when eligible.