• Intern, Credentialing, and Added Authorization Program (iCAAP)




    Interested in Working for ICAAP?
    iCAAP is NOW accepting applications for Instructional Faculty Lead Mentors (IFLM) and Instructional Faculty (IF) Application Website

    The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Intern, Credentialing, and Added Authorization Program (iCAAP) for teachers has a history of successfully preparing educators to provide effective instruction to all students in a large urban setting. A fully accredited California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) teacher preparation program, iCAAP is tuition-free for all Interns/Candidates. More than 13,000 teachers have earned their California teaching credentials through LAUSD since 1984.

    *Presently iCAAP consists of seven preliminary programs:
    • Education Specialist Instruction Credential: Mild Moderate Support Needs; 
    • Education Specialist Instruction Credential:Extensive Support Needs;
    • Education Specialist Instruction Credential: Early Childhood (tentative);
    • Single Subject Teaching Credential: Science (Chemistry or Physics), Mathematics, or English; Life Science (Biology)
    • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (tentative).
    * All programs are offered tentatively based on current District hiring needs. 
    To view the slides from our latest information session, please click here

    For the iCAAP preliminary credential, Interns complete a carefully designed course of study taught by highly qualified, experienced Instructional Faculty. Assigned to each Intern is an experienced like-credentialed Lead Mentor who supports and guides the Intern for two years throughout their Portfolio Practicum, based on the Intern’s classroom assignment and the California Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs).

    The iCAAP Teacher Induction program prepares Education Specialists and District Intern graduates for the California Clear Credential. The intent of the 24-month program is to provide an opportunity for each Candidate to grow in their capacity as a teacher through an individualized program of reflection supported and directed by like-credentialed Lead Mentors.

    In addition, iCAAP has six added authorization programs for credentialed teachers:
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder;
    • Early Childhood Special Education;
    • Bilingual Spanish; Bilingual Korean; Bilingual Mandarin; Bilingual French;
    • Reading and Literacy Added Authorization
    iCAAP Professional Development Plan - PDP provides more information about our course requirements
    • Enrollment/Qualifications/Application Process Questions.

      Email recruit@lausd.net or call 213-241-5300.

    • Program Questions (for current Interns).
    Email icaap@lausd.net or call 213-241-5466.



    The Los Angeles Unified School District is an equal opportunity employer. The Equal Opportunity Section is committed to ensuring that all employees of the District, including supervisors, co-workers, parents or any persons doing business with or for the District is provided with a learning and working environment free of harassment and discrimination. For more information click the link to access the Equal Opportunity Section. https://www.lausd.org/Page/3056