Secondary Education

Single Subject University Intern Program

The Single Subject University Intern Program (SSUIP) is a 4-semester (often less) program designed for a teacher credential candidate who has a permanent, full-time teaching position in a public middle or high school.

The program is typically 4 semesters. A one (1) or two (2)-semester Early Completion Option (ECO) enables an Intern who has passed the National Evaluation Series Assessment of Professional Knowledge and the Teacher Performance Assessment (e.g., edTPA) to bypass most credential coursework and to advance to the final fieldwork courses. Please contact the Intern Coordinator for more information about the ECO.


David L. Moguel, Coordinator


Office – Education 1203

Support and Guidance

Support and guidance are provided for each Intern. The instructional team, including the Intern Coordinator, the Seminar Instructor, and the school-based Support Provider, offer advisement and support to the Intern. The University Supervisor visits each Intern’s classroom, provides feedback, and completes progress reports and evaluations. More details about the SSUIP can be found in the SSUIP Handbook (.pdf).

Transfer of Credit

Many Interns begin as Traditional or ACT Credential Program candidates and complete some credential courses before they are hired as full-time teachers and transfer into the Intern Program. Transfer Interns then have a course sequence with a different starting point.

The Intern Coordinator will help you plan the sequence of courses that is most appropriate for you.

Program Courses (36 units)

  • SED 511 Fundamentals of Secondary Education in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3) Must be taken in first semester of enrollment
  • EPC 420 Educational Psychology of Adolescence (3)
  • SED 525XX Methods of Teaching Single Subject (3) – 525A, 525EN, 525MA/MAL, 525MU, 525PE, 525S/SL, 525SS, 525WL
  • SED 593 Field Experience for Single Subject Interns (2)*
  • SED 593S Field Experience Seminar for Single Subject Interns (1)**
  • SED 554/554S Supervised Field Experience and Seminar (3+2)✢
  • SED 514 Computers in the Instructional Program (3)
  • AAS/AFRS/ARMN/CHS/ELPS 417 Equity and Diversity in Schools (3)
  • SED 521 Content Area Literacy and Learning in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)
  • SED 529 Teaching English Learners in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)
  • SPED 420 Designing Equitable Learning Through Universal Design (3)
  • HSCI 466ADO Health Concerns of the Adolescent (1)
  • SED 555/555S Supervised Practicum and Seminar (4+2)✢✢

* SED 593 taken every semester when not enrolled in SED 554 or 555.

** SED 593S taken with the first enrollment in SED 593. SED 554S may be substituted for SED 593S at the department’s discretion. In this case, SED 554S must be retaken with SED 554. 

✢ Prerequisites for SED 554/554S: Credential Office clearance. Pre- or corequisite classes for SED 554: SED 511, EPC 420, SED 525XX. Candidates complete the Preliminary Teacher Performance Assessment (“FRED”) in SED 554/554S.

✢✢ Pre-requisite classes for SED 555/555S: SED 511, EPC 420, SED 525XX, SED 554. Pre- or corequisite for SED 555/555S: SED 521, SED 529, SPED 420, AAS/AFRS/ARMN/CHS/ELPS 417. Candidates complete the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) and Individual Development Plan in SED 555/555S.

The Intern Program is designed as a four-semester (two-year) program. All semesters are fulltime. A sample course sequence is below:

Sample Two-Year Intern Program

Semester 1Semester 2Semester 3Semester 4

SED 511

SED 521

SED 529



EPC 420

SPED 420

SED 555/S

SED 593/S

SED 514



SED 593

SED 554/S


Some courses may be offered during Summer or Winter Session.