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University Internships

University Intern Credentials are an alternative pathway to earning a California teaching or service credential that links a professional credential preparation program with employment as a beginning teacher, school counselor or school psychologist in a school district. Qualified individuals are authorized to teach on a California Education Specialist, Multiple Subject, Single Subject, School Counselor, or School Psychologist Intern Credential. Through a partnership (see list of current agreements) between the school district/employer and the College of Education, interns complete a state-approved CSU, Long Beach professional education program.

University Intern Teaching Credential Information:

Pupil Personnel Services Intern Credential Information and Requirements:

School Counseling and School Psychology

  • Admission to CSULB's School Counseling or School Pscyhology Credential Program
  • Open file with the Credential Center
  • Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Valid CTC Fingerprint Clearance
  • Basic Skills (CBEST or CTC approved alternative)
  • Program Coordinator's Approval

Candidates in the School Counseling or School Psychology programs may request an Intern Eligibility Letter to use for seeking employment as a University Intern. Please contact the Credential Center to request an Intern Eligibility Letter. All necessary documentation must be on file in order to recieve an evaluation to detemine eligibility and receive program approval.

If you receive an offer of employment as a University Intern, the following must be complete:

  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) must be established between the district/employer and CSULB. Please check our current list of agreements. If your district/employer is not listed, please contact the Credential Center.
  • Program Coordinator's approval of your offer of employment and assignment
  • Submit a Request for Recommendation (Intern) form along with your original offer of employment to the Credential Center

A CSULB Credential Analyst will submit an online recommendation for your credential. You must then log on to the CTC Educator Page, complete the Professional Fitness questions and pay for the credential. This must be completed within five business days of receiving your recommendation email from the CTC.

To continue each semester as a University Intern, you must maintain continuous enrollment in required credential coursework for the duration of the internship, and maintain good standing in the Credential Program and University.

Current University Internship Agreements

District Program
Education Specialist, Mutliple & Single Subject School Counseling School Psychology
ABC Unified yes    
Alhambra USD   yes  
Alliance College Ready Public Schools yes    
Anaheim UHSD yes yes yes
Aveson Global Leadership Academy yes    
Bellflower USD yes    
Bright Star Schools yes    
Capistrano USD yes    
Celerity Educational Group yes    
Centralia School District     yes
Cleta Harder Developmental School yes    
Compton USD yes    
Da Vinci Schools yes    
Desert Sands Public Charter yes    
Downey USD yes   yes
El Rancho USD yes    
Environmental Charter Schools yes    
Fullerton Joint UHSD yes   yes
Garden Grove USD     yes
Green Dot Public Schools yes yes yes
Huntington Beach UHSD yes    
Inglewood USD yes    
Irvine USD yes   yes
Lawndale Elementary School District yes    
Leeway School for Educational Therapy yes    
Lennox School District yes    
Little Lake City School District yes   yes
Long Beach USD yes    
Los Angeles County Office of Ed     yes
Los Angeles USD yes   yes
Los Nietos School District     yes
Magnolia Public Schools yes    
Manhattan Beach USD yes    
New Los Angeles Charter School yes    
Norwalk-La Mirada USD yes   yes
Ocean View School District yes    
Olive Crest Academy yes    
Orange County Department of Ed yes    
Orange USD yes    
Palisades Charter High School yes    
Palmdale School District     yes
Palos Verdes Peninsula USD yes    
Paramount USD yes    
Placentia-Yorba Linda USD yes    
Port of Los Angeles yes    
Port View Preparatory yes    
Redondo Beach USD Ed Spec & Single    
Santa Ana USD yes    
Santa Barbara County Ed Office     yes
Spectrum Center Schools & Programs yes    
Switzer Learning Center yes    
Torrance USD yes    
Tustin USD yes    
Village Glen West School (The Help Group) yes    
Vista Del Mar Child & Family Services yes    
Walnut Valley USD   yes yes

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last updated — Oct 5, 2017