Newport-Mesa USD | BP 4112.21 Personnel
The Governing Board may employ interns to fulfill the district's need for additional instructional resources and to assist future teachers in meeting state credentialing requirements by linking teaching theory with practice.
The Superintendent or designee may enter into an agreement with an accredited college or university to provide supervised teaching experiences within the district as part of a teacher preparation program. He/she shall ensure that the district collaborates with the college or university in the selection, placement, support, and performance assessment of interns.
The Board will cooperate through an official agreement with colleges and universities accredited by the State Board of Education. Agreements will accommodate student teaching, special education internships (e.g., psychologists, speech and language pathologists and nursing) and other certificated positions in order to provide practical fieldwork experience.
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that interns employed by the district possess an appropriate internship credential from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and that their prior experiences and personal qualifications adequately prepare them for the responsibilities of the position.
(cf. 4112.2 - Certification)
(cf. 4112.22 - Staff Teaching Students of Limited English Proficiency)
(cf. 4112.23 - Special Education Staff)
An intern may be assigned to provide the same service as a holder of a regular credential in accordance with the authorizations specified on the internship credential. (Education Code 44454, 44325, 44326, 44830.3)
(cf. 4113 - Assignment)
To be assigned to teach core academic subjects, as defined in law, an intern must meet the definition of a "highly qualified" teacher adopted by the State Board of Education. (20 USC 6319, 7801; 5 CCR 6100-6112) Interns will not be assigned to schools with 40% or higher poverty or to schools that are in program improvement.
(cf. 4112.24 - Teacher Qualifications Under the No Child Left Behind Act)
Terms of employment for interns shall be consistent with law and the district's collective bargaining agreement, as applicable. Interns shall not displace certificated district employees.
(cf. 4116 - Probationary/Permanent Status)
Interns shall receive systematic supervision and guidance by qualified personnel in order to enhance their instructional skills and knowledge. The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that district staff serving as supervisors, mentor teachers, or other support providers receive appropriate training to fulfill their responsibilities and maintain frequent communication with the interns they are assigned to assist.
(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)
(cf. 4138 - Mentor Teachers)
Interns shall be provided with ongoing feedback regarding their performance and shall be formally evaluated at least twice every year in accordance with Board policy and the district's collective bargaining agreement.
(cf. 4115 - Evaluation/Supervision)
When a district intern has successfully completed the program, the Board may recommend to the CTC that the intern be awarded a clear credential commensurate with his/her qualifications. (Education Code 44328, 44468, 44830.3)
The Board shall regularly evaluate the effectiveness of the program to determine whether changes are needed in the support and/or assignment of interns. The Board's evaluation shall be based on a report by the Superintendent or designee, including, but not limited to, data on student performance in classes taught by interns, feedback from interns and supervisors, and the number of interns who successfully complete the program and obtain teaching or education specialist credentials.
(cf. 0500 - Accountability)
Honoraria provided by the training institutions shall be passed on to the supervisors as specified on the agreements.
44253.10 Qualifications to provide specially designed academic instruction in English
44259 Minimum requirements for teaching credential
44314 Diversified or liberal arts program
44321 CTC approval of internship programs
44830.3 Employing district interns
44885.5 District interns classified as probationary employees
52055.605 Identification of high priority schools, High Priority Schools Grant Program
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
80021.1 Provisional internship permit
80055 Internship credential
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
6319 Highly qualified teachers
7801 Definitions, highly qualified teacher
COMMISSION ON TEACHER CREDENTIALING CORRESPONDENCE
08-03 Preparation of Intern Credential Holders Prior to Service as Teacher of Record as an Intern, March 3, 2008
03-0028 Changes in District Intern Programs as a Result of Senate Bill 187, December 22, 2003
Implementation of SB 57, Early Completion Internship Option, March 10, 2003
COMMISSION ON TEACHER CREDENTIALING PUBLICATIONS
Administrator's Assignment Manual, 2008
CTC Credential Handbook, revised 1997
California Standards for the Teaching Profession, 1997
Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Teacher Preparation Programs for Preliminary Multiple and Single Subject Teaching Credentials (including internship programs), rev. April 2008
Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Education Specialist Credential Programs (Including University Internship Options) and Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential Programs, December 1996
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GUIDANCE
Improving Teacher Quality State Grants, rev. January 16, 2004
Commission on Teacher Credentialing: http://www.ctc.ca.gov
Policy NEWPORT-MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: July 6, 2010 Costa Mesa, California