Redwood City SD | BP 4112.21 Personnel
The Board of Education 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 shall ensure that such persons possess appropriate internship credentials from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).
(cf. 4112.2 - Certification)
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 a college or university in the selection, placement, support, and performance assessment of interns.
Interns shall not be assigned to teach any classes outside the subject area, grade levels, or classes authorized by their credentials.
(cf. 4113 - Assignment)
Any intern hired to teach core academic subjects, as defined in law, shall be required to meet the definition of a "highly qualified" teacher adopted by the State Board of Education. (20 USC 6319, 7801; 5 CCR 6100-6112)
(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.
(cf. 4116 - Probationary/Permanent Status)
Interns shall receive support and assistance to enhance their instructional skills and knowledge, and may be assigned a mentor teacher, when state funding is available for the mentor teacher program, at the school where the intern is employed.
(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)
(cf. 4131.1 - Beginning Teacher Support/Induction)
(cf. 4138 - Mentor Teachers)
Interns shall be provided with ongoing feedback regarding their performance and shall be formally evaluated at least once every year in accordance with Board policy and the district's collective bargaining agreement.
(cf. 4115 - Evaluation/Supervision)
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 REDWOOD CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: November 4, 2009 Redwood City, California