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Oakdale Jt. USD |  AR  4112.21  Personnel


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University Internship Program

Persons employed through a university internship program are authorized to provide the same service at the same levels as authorized by a regular credential. (Education Code 44454)

(cf. 4112.2 - Certification)

(cf. 4112.22 - Staff Teaching Students of Limited English Proficiency)

(cf. 4112.23 - Special Education Staff)

(cf. 4112.24 - Teacher Qualifications Under the No Child Left Behind Act)

The Superintendent or designee may enter into an agreement with a college or university for the employment of competent and qualified college or university staff members to supervise and guide interns as they pursue their district responsibilities. (Education Code 44461)

The Superintendent or designee shall seek the assistance of a college or university in coordinating the program for each intern. (Education Code 44465)

Before an intern enrolls in any college or university program to renew his/her internship credential, the Superintendent or designee shall counsel the intern and plan a program for the first and subsequent renewals. (Education Code 44457)

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

District Internship Program

Persons employed through the district internship program may be assigned to teach in any classes in grades K-12, in bilingual education classes, or in special education programs for students with mild and moderate disabilities. (Education Code 44830.3)

(cf. 4112.2 - Certification)

(cf. 4112.22 - Staff Teaching Students of Limited English Proficiency)

(cf. 4112.23 - Special Education Staff)

(cf. 4112.24 - Teacher Qualifications Under the No Child Left Behind Act)

Each district intern shall be assisted and guided by either of the following: (Education Code 44326, 44830.3)

1. A certificated employee who possesses valid certification at the same level or the same type of credential as the district intern he/she serves, and who is selected through a competitive process adopted by the Board of Education after consultation with the exclusive teacher representative unit

2. Personnel employed by a college or university to supervise student teachers

The Superintendent or designee shall, in consultation with a college or university, develop and implement a professional development plan for district interns. This plan shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, the components described in Education Code 44830.3, including provisions for mandatory preservice training tailored to the grade level or class to be taught, additional instruction during the first year of service when required, and an annual evaluation of the district intern. (Education Code 44830.3)

(cf. 4115 - Evaluation/Supervision)

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that appropriate records are maintained, showing the credit earned by each district intern. (Education Code 44327)

When a district intern's credential expires, the Superintendent or designee may recommend to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) that the intern's credential be extended for one year. (Education Code 44325)

When a district intern has successfully completed service sufficient to meet program standards and performance assessments, the Board may recommend to the CTC that the intern be awarded a preliminary credential. The Board may recommend issuance of a professional clear credential if the program includes an approved induction plan or CTC-approved advanced coursework meeting the requirements of Education Code 44259(c) for a professional clear credential. (Education Code 44328, 44468, 44830.3)

Early Completion Option

An intern may choose an early completion option leading to a five-year preliminary credential by completing the following requirements: (Education Code 44468)

1. Passing the CTC-approved assessment of knowledge of teaching foundations

2. Passing the CTC-approved teaching performance assessment

a. The intern shall first pass the assessment of teaching foundations described in item #1 before qualifying to take the teaching performance assessment.

b. The intern may take the teaching performance assessment only one time as part of the early completion option. An intern who is not successful on this assessment may complete his/her internship program and his/her scores shall be used to provide an individualized professional development plan that emphasizes preparation in areas where additional growth is warranted and waiving preparation in areas where the intern 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 to the CTC.

3. For interns pursuing a preliminary multiple subjects credential, passing the reading instruction competence assessment described in Education Code 44283

4. Meeting the requirements for teacher fitness as set forth in Education Code 44339, 44340, and 44341


approved: July 13, 2009 Oakdale, California