Frequently Asked Questions
How much does the District Intern Program cost?
The cost for the District Intern Program is $250 for the non-refundable advisement fee and $5,000 per year (for 2-years) for tuition.
Do I have to pay the total up front?
The $250 non-refundable advisement fee is due up front, but the tuition payments are made in monthly installments.
Can I get my District Intern Credential online?
LACOE BTP does not offer an exclusively online District Intern Program. Our program utilizes a hybrid design. Courses are taken in person and online and includes supervised fieldwork.
Can I change from a traditional credential program at a University to the LACOE District Intern Program?
No.The LACOE BTP District Intern Program has a unique design and any candidate that would like to transfer to our program would need to start from the beginning.
How do I make a payment?
Click here for tuition payment information for the District Intern Program.
How do I obtain my transcripts from my work in the District Intern Program?
Click here to find information about requesting your transcripts for the District Intern Program.
How long does it take to complete the District Intern Program?
The standard District Intern Program takes two years to complete.
How do I enroll in the District Intern Program?
Click here to find more information about enrolling in the District Intern Program.
How often do I have to attend classes for the District Intern Program?
Courses for the District Intern Program are attended twice per week from 5-8 PM.
I completed (or am currently completing) courses with another District Intern Program. Can I transfer from that program to the LACOE BTP District Intern Program?
No. Our program is unique and candidates do need to start from the beginning unless enrolling in the Accelerated District Intern Program.
Does the District Intern Program run all year long?
Yes. The program begins in the fall and runs through June.
Can I obtain my Mild/Moderate & Moderate/Severe Education Specialist Credentials at the same time?
Only if your teaching position states that you are working with both Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe students. This is extremely rare.
If I already have a SpEd credential, can I obtain a General Education credential?
Yes, but it is treated like a new preliminary program and the candidate must be intern eligible (pass the subject matter examination needed for the desired credential).
Can I work in a school district other than LAUSD and be eligible to patriciate in the District Intern Program?
Yes. Our program is for teachers in the County of Los Angeles, so any districts within the county, or boundary lines to Orange County, are eligible to participate in the program.
Are there schools that I am not eligible to teach at as an Intern?
Yes. Private, religious school, an non public schools/charters. Interns must teach at public schools/districts/charters.