Internship Credentials

University internships issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing are supported at Cal Lutheran in the Multiple Subject, Single Subject, Special Education, Counseling and Guidance and Administrative Services Programs.

Cal Lutheran currently has internship agreements with specific districts. Candidates must contact the Credential Analyst before applying for any position. Internships need to be in a reasonable distance from California Lutheran University in order for us to provide required support.

The University Internship credential is valid for two calendar years; however, candidates typically complete their program within one to two semesters of being issued the internship credential. If a candidate requires additional time to complete their program requirements after the two year issuance, the Credential Analyst will petition the CTC for a one time-one year extension by appeal.

How To Apply For an Internship Credential

If you meet ALLof the prerequisites listed below, including an offer of internship and advisor approval, then please contact the Credential Analyst at for verification of eligibility and an application.

For more information on these credentials go to the CTC website.

Prerequisites to Applying for an Internship Credential

  • Full admission to the program
  • Approval from appropriate program departments, documented in your file
  • Offer of an internship by an approved partnering school district
  • Teacher Candidates must have all Foundations and Methods coursework completed.

Requirements for Eligibility for an Internship Credential

These requirements must be met in order to qualify for an internship credential.

  1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college
  2. Certificate of Clearance
  3. U.S. Constitution requirement (PPS candidates excluded)
  4. Basic Skills
  5. Subject-Matter Competency (PPS candidates excluded)
  6. Spanish Minor or Passage of CSET Spanish subtest III (BLA candidates only)
  7. Pre-service foundational preparation, as follows:
    • Multiple & Single Subject Teacher Candidates
      • EDLT 500, EDLT 501, EDLT 502, EDLT 503, EDTP 511/513, EDTP 520/530, EDTP 521/531, EDTP 522/532, EDTP 523/533
    • Multiple & Single Subject BLA Teacher Candidates
      • EDLT 504, EDLT 501, EDLT 502, EDLT 503, EDTP 511/513, EDTP 520/530, EDTP 522/532, EDTP 524/534, EDTP 523/533
    • Mild to Moderate Support Needs and Extensive Support Needs specialties
      • EDLT 500, EDLT 501, EDLT 502, EDLT 503, EDSP 519, EDSP 515 and EDSP 534/542a
    • Deaf and Hard of Hearing specialty
      • EDDH 500, EDDH 502, EDDH 516, EDDH 518, EDDH 508, EDDH 504, EDDH 545
    • Pupil Personnel Services
      • EDCG 504 School Law
      • EDCG 521 Counseling Theory & Practice
      • EDCG 523 Group Process and Leadership
      • EDCG 524 Consultation, Collaboration, & Supervision
      • EDCG 526 Microskills in Counseling
      • EDCG 527 Educational and Career Counseling
      • EDCG 529 Organization and Administration of Pupil Personnel Services

Multiple/Single Subject Candidates can pursue an Early Completion Intern Option, per the CTC, if the following requirements are met, after the Foundations block:

  • Requirements 1-5 from the above list of requirements
  • Passage of the Foundations courses
  • Passage of the National Evaluation Series (NES) Assessment of Professional Knowledge (APK) or the Teaching Foundations Examination (TFE)-no longer administered.
  • Completion of the initial Teaching Performance Assessment (edTPA).