• Preliminary General Education Single Subject Program


  • The LAUSD District Intern General Education Single Subject Program prepares teachers to earn a Preliminary General Education California Single Subject Teaching Credential in English, Math, or Science.

    The District Intern Program is tuition-free for those who culminate, are recommended for a credential, and serve within the District for two additional years.

    As a requirement for entry into the program, prospective District Interns must attend a 160-hour Pre-Service Orientation composed of four modules that focus on teaching English Learners, reading and literacy, special education, and classroom organization and management.

    The General Education Single Subject Program’s collaborative cohort model integrates one-on-one coaching conversations, small group interaction, collaborative best practice demonstrations, and effective teaching technique videos. 

    • Our highly-qualified Instructional Faculty delivers research-based courses aligned to the Teacher Performance Expectations (TPEs), CTC Standards, and LAUSD Initiatives, and are focused on developing each Intern’s classroom instruction and professional practice.
    • Individualized Intern Portfolio Practicum is focused on Intern self-reflection. The process is supported by trained Instructional Faculty Lead Mentor (IFLM) coaches. The Portfolio Practicum includes a compilation of evidence indicating growth and development as a professional educator and includes collections of real time video recordings of the classroom as well as coaching conversations.  The intent of the Practicum is to utilize relevant knowledge of students, schools, families, community, and teaching practices to increase the Intern’s effectiveness in the classroom. The end product of the Portfolio Practicum is the Individual Development Plan (IDP) which is then used in the Teacher Induction program. 

    Requirements for the CA Single Subject Teaching Credential include earning passing scores on both Cycles of the California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA).


    Eligibility Requirements

    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
    • Official transcripts for Bachelor’s Degree reflecting a minimum GPA of 2.7.
    • Meet CTC Basic Skills Requirements: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl667.pdf
    • Demonstration of Subject Matter Competence.*

    Single Subject Intern candidate must demonstrate subject matter competence for the subject they are teaching (English, mathematics, science; chemistry, physics, or biology) prior to being recommended for the intern credential through one of the following methods. Within the first 60 days of the Intern candidate’s admission, LAUSD will complete an assessment of each candidate’s standing in relation to demonstration of the subject matter competence requirement, including whether a coursework evaluation will be needed, and notify candidates of that standing

    Completion of a subject matter program approved by the Commission on the basis of standards of program quality and effectiveness. Reference: Education Code 44259 (b)(5)(A)(i).

      1. Passage of a Commission-approved subject matter examination. Reference: Education Code 44259 (b)(5)(A)(ii).
      2. Successful completion of coursework at one or more regionally accredited institutions of higher education that addresses each of the domains of the subject matter requirements adopted by the Commission in the content area of the credential pursuant to Section 44282, as verified by a Commission-approved program of professional preparation. Coursework completed at a community or junior college that is regionally accredited by an accrediting agency listed in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (g) of Section 44203 or by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges may count for purposes of this clause. Reference: Education Code 44259 (b)(5)(A)(iii).
      3. Successful completion of a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with the following, as applicable.
        • For single subject credentials, a major in one of the subject areas in which the Commission credentials candidates as indicated in Education Code Sections 44259 (b)(5)(A)(iv)(I) and 44282 (b).
      4. A combination of the methods described in 1, 2, or 3 above that, together, demonstrate that the candidate has met or exceeded the domains of the subject matter requirements adopted by the Commission. Reference: Education Code 44259 (b)(5)(A)(v), and 44282 (b).
    • U.S. Constitution (via coursework or exam).
    • LAUSD full time eligibility.
    • Authorization to work in U.S.
    • If you meet minimum program eligibility requirements, please complete an online application by clicking "Apply Now" below: