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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 2. ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION [33000 - 64100]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 3. LOCAL ADMINISTRATION [35000 - 45460]

  ( Division 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 25. EMPLOYEES [44000 - 45460]

  ( Part 25 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 3. Certificated Employees [44420 - 44671]

  ( Chapter 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

ARTICLE 3. Teacher Education Internship Act of 1967 [44450 - 44468]
  ( Article 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

44450.
  

This article shall be known and may be cited as the Teacher Education Internship Act of 1967.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

44451.
  

The intent of the Legislature in enacting this article is to increase the effectiveness of teachers and other professional school service personnel in the public schools of California by placing theory and practice as closely together as possible in college and university programs for the preparation of teachers and professional school service personnel. The Teacher Education Internship Act of 1967 is enacted to encourage the development and maintenance of preparation programs that are realistic and practical in content and theory and are directly related to the individual functions and responsibilities practitioners in the public schools of California face. The desirability of joining theory and practice during the learning period has been demonstrated amply in teaching internship programs during the past several years both within and without the state.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

44452.
  

Any school district may, in cooperation with an approved college or university, establish a teacher education internship program as provided in Section 44321, and meeting the provisions of the statutes and of the regulations of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 342, Sec. 35. Effective January 1, 2002.)

44453.
  

(a) For admission to all teaching internship programs authorized by this article, an applicant shall have a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution of postsecondary education and shall pass a subject matter examination as provided in Section 44280 or complete a commission-approved subject matter program as provided in Section 44310.

(b) The Commission on Teacher Credentialing shall ensure that each university internship program in California provides program elements to its interns as required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.) and its implementing regulations.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 902, Sec. 7. Effective September 29, 2004.)

44454.
  

An internship credential authorizes the same service at the same levels as the regular credential authorizes.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 342, Sec. 37. Effective January 1, 2002.)

44455.
  

An internship credential shall be issued initially for a two-year period and may be renewed by the commission.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

44456.
  

Notwithstanding Section 44455, an internship credential may be renewed by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing if in its judgment an applicant is unable to complete renewal requirements because of illness or other circumstances judged to be extenuating and not within the control of the applicant.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 342, Sec. 38. Effective January 1, 2002.)

44457.
  

Prior to enrollment in any college or university preparation program to renew the internship credential, appropriate personnel in the employing school district shall counsel with the intern and a total program for the first and subsequent renewals shall be planned. The county superintendent of schools shall be involved in the program planning in the case of joint recommendations.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

44458.
  

The program shall meet the instructional or service needs of the district with the primary objective being to increase the effectiveness of the intern in the district. Both the district and the intern shall concur in the program planned.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

44459.
  

The full cooperation of colleges and universities is essential if teaching and service internship programs are to be successful. A school district establishing an internship program shall seek the cooperation of public and private colleges and universities, especially those within the geographic service area of the district for the establishment of courses and classes necessary for renewal.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

44460.
  

The intern shall have the right to attend any regionally accredited college or university of his choice for the completion of renewal requirements. The success of internship programs will lie in the development of integrated, well-organized, and sequential programs of study by cooperating colleges and universities. When appropriate and feasible, colleges and universities may provide offcampus programs of study for interns within the geographic area of their employing school districts.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

44461.
  

The supervisory help and guidance of interns as they pursue their school district responsibilities are important for the success of such programs. The utilization of competent and qualified college and university staff members for this purpose is encouraged. To help achieve this end, school districts, and county superintendents of schools in the case of joint recommendations, may enter into agreements with colleges and universities for the employment of staff for such supervision.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

44462.
  

Salary payments for supervision of interns may be made out of district funds and may be met by reducing proportionately the salaries paid interns. Under this authorization no more than eight interns may be supervised by one staff member and the normal district salary paid each intern may be reduced by as much as, but no more than, one-eighth to pay the salary of the supervisor. In no event may an intern be paid less than the minimum salary required to be paid by the state to a regularly certificated teacher.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

44463.
  

An intern shall have the right to change school districts upon completion of a school contract year and become an intern in a new school district if recommended by the new school district. A new application recommending issuance of a new internship credential shall be submitted by the school district in behalf of the individual and the renewal procedures shall be followed.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

44464.
  

An internship credential shall be valid only as long as the holder is in good standing in the teacher internship program of the district that makes the request, notwithstanding any provision of Section 44463, and the rights provided by Sections 44948 and 44949 shall not be afforded to interns.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

44465.
  

A school district shall give special supervision and assistance to each intern above and beyond that given to other newly certificated and newly employed school personnel. A school district shall seek the assistance of the college or university in coordinating the program for the intern.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

44466.
  

An intern shall not acquire tenure while serving on an internship credential. A person who, after completing a teaching internship program authorized pursuant to this article, is employed for at least one complete school year in a position requiring certification qualifications by the school district that employed the person as an intern during the immediately preceding school year and is reelected for the next succeeding school year to a position requiring certification qualifications shall, at the commencement of the succeeding school year, acquire tenure.

(Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 138, Sec. 2. Effective July 28, 1997.)

44467.
  

Colleges and universities may continue the development and maintenance of internship credential programs under their own auspices seeking the cooperation of school districts in their full implementation.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

44468.
  

(a) An internship program, established pursuant to Article 7.5 (commencing with Section 44325) of Chapter 2 or this article, that is accredited by the commission shall provide interns who meet entrance criteria and are accepted to a multiple subject teaching credential program, a single subject teaching credential program, or a level 1 education specialist credential program that provides instruction to individuals with mild to moderate disabilities, the opportunity to choose an early program completion option, culminating in a five-year preliminary teaching credential. The early completion option shall be made available to interns who meet the following requirements:

(1) Pass a written assessment that assesses knowledge of teaching foundations, is adopted for this purpose by the commission, and includes all of the following:

(A) Human development as it relates to teaching and learning aligned with the state content and performance standards for pupils adopted pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 60605.

(B) Techniques to address learning differences including working with pupils with special needs.

(C) Techniques to address working with English learners to provide access to the curriculum.

(D) Reading instruction as set forth in paragraph (4) of subdivision (b) of Section 44259.

(E) The assessment of pupil progress based upon the state content and performance standards for pupils adopted pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 60605 and planning intervention based on the assessment.

(F) Classroom management techniques.

(G) Methods of teaching the subject fields.

(2) Pass the teaching performance assessment as set forth in Section 44320.2.

(A) An intern participating in the early completion option may take the teaching performance assessment only one time as part of the early completion option. An intern who takes the teaching performance assessment but is not successful may complete his or her internship program. Scores on this assessment shall be used by the internship programs in providing the individualized professional development plan for interns that emphasizes preparation in areas where additional growth is warranted and waiving preparation in areas where the candidate has demonstrated competence. The intern must retake and pass the teaching performance assessment at the end of the internship in order to be considered for recommendation by the internship program to the commission.

(B) Pending implementation of the teaching performance assessment, an internship program shall provide for early recommendation of an intern for a preliminary multiple subject teaching credential, single subject teaching credential, or level 1 education specialist credential that authorizes instruction to individuals with mild to moderate disabilities, based upon demonstrated competence of the field experience component of the internship program.

(3) Pass the reading instruction competence assessment described in Section 44283, unless the written assessment adopted by the commission pursuant to paragraph (1) is validated as covering content equivalent to the reading assessment.

(4) Meet the requirements for teacher fitness as set forth in Sections 44339, 44340, and 44341.

(b) An intern who chooses the early completion option must first pass the assessment required pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) in order to qualify to take the teaching performance assessment required pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a). Individuals who have passed the written assessment may receive individualized support within the cohort group of like individuals in preparation for the teaching performance assessment.

(c) An intern who challenges the teacher preparation coursework by taking the assessment described in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a), but is not successful in passing the assessment, may complete his or her full internship program. Scores on this assessment shall be used by the internship program in providing the individualized professional development plan for interns that emphasizes preparation in areas where additional growth is warranted and waiving preparation areas where the intern has demonstrated competence.

(d) An intern who passes the assessments described in subdivision (a) and is recommended by the internship program to the commission is eligible for a five-year preliminary multiple subject teaching credential, single subject teaching credential, or level 1 education specialist credential that authorizes instruction to individuals with mild to moderate disabilities.

(e) The commission shall issue a professional clear multiple or single subject teaching credential to an applicant whose employing public school district documents, in a manner prescribed by the commission, that he or she has fulfilled the following requirements:

(1) Holds a preliminary five-year teaching credential issued by the commission.

(2) Completes one of the following in accordance with the determination of the employing public school district based upon the experience and individual needs of the applicant:

(A) A program of beginning teacher support and assessment established pursuant to Article 4.5 (commencing with Section 44279.1) of Chapter 2 of Part 24, including the California formative assessment and support system for teachers.

(B) An alternative program of beginning teacher induction that the commission determines, in conjunction with the Superintendent of Public Instruction, meets state standards for teacher induction and includes the California formative assessment and support system for teachers or an alternative assessment deemed to meet the standards.

(3) As an alternative to the requirements in paragraph (2), an applicant may choose to complete the California formative assessment and support system for teachers or the equivalent at a faster pace as determined by the Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment System program.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 130, Sec. 71. Effective January 1, 2008.)

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