enrollment for 19-20 school year now closed
Admission and Eligibility
District Intern Information Meeting.
The first step for anyone looking at a career in education is attending a LACOE District Intern Information meeting. The information in these meetings will inform you on the process, timelines, and eligibility requirements needed to earn a Preliminary Teaching Credential.
- Possession of a bachelor's degree, with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5, from an accredited university
- Passage of CBEST
- Subject Matter Competency in the area listed on the District Intern Credential through passage of appropriate subject matter examinations, or completion of a CCTC approved multiple or single subject program
- US Constitution
- First time applicant for Intern Certificate
- Successful completion of 144 hours of LACOE's Pre-Service coursework
A non-refundable application fee of $300 is required with submission of the application packet. Application review includes, transcript evaluation, test score verification, and verification of Certificate of Clearance.
*If not already paid through Pre-Service
Upon completion of Pre-service coursework, verification of passage of CBEST, CSET and US Constitution requirement, prospective candidates are given a Letter of Intern Eligibility into the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) District Intern Program. The purpose of this letter is to confirm the status of the candidate's application to the LACOE District Intern Program. Candidates also use this letter to search for employment in a teaching position.
Once a candidate has met the requirements for intern eligibility, the program coordinator will schedule an individual advisement meeting. Advisement includes payment of fee ($250), orientation to the program requirements, verification of employment, and creation of the Individual Advisement Plan.
The autism authorization is embedded in the Education Specialist District Intern Credential.
All payments to the program must be made by cashier's check, money order, or electronic bill pay. If using electronic bill pay, please include the following information to your bank when setting up payments with the bank:
LACOE - Beginning Teacher Program
9300 Imperial Hwy, ECW3230
Downey, CA 90242
* *Account Number
** An account number maybe required by your institution (The program has no specific account number, but you may be required to create a reference number). Any questions regarding this process or any payment, please contact Amy O'Neal at 562-803-8214.
Tuition for the Intern Classes after Pre-Service Coursework Has Been Met
- Tuition may be paid in a lump sum or in monthly installments, commencing in October or the month the candidate is hired and the first of each month following. This program is not eligible for financial aid.
- Textbooks and Materials - candidates are required to either rent or purchase course textbooks (if required by the course). It is recommended that they rent course textbooks. They are also responsible to purchase and materials required in a course.