North Coast School of Education

"Be a Teacher" Intern Program


The “Be A Teacher” Intern Program is an alternate pathway to earning a Preliminary Teaching Credential. In our two-year state accredited Intern program, Interns are employed as teachers during the day and attend credential classes approximately two days a week while receiving ongoing support from an on-site Mentor, course Instructors, and Practicum Supervisors.

The "Be a Teacher" Intern Program is currently offering preliminary teaching credential programs for the following credential types:

  • Special Education Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe
  • Single Subject Math, Science or World Languages

"Be a Teacher" Program Application Instructions

Applications are now being accepted
Deadline: December 10, 2021

  1. Attend a "Be A Teacher" Intern Informational Meeting. Register here
  2. Complete the online application.
  3. Send your official transcripts to Yesenia Rivas-Suarez.
    • Electronically:
    • By Mail:
      Sonoma County Office of Education
      Attention: NCSOE/Yesenia Rivas-Suarez
      5340 Skylane Blvd.
      Santa Rosa, CA 95403
  4. Pay the non-refundable $250 application fee. Pay here

Please allow one week for your application to be reviewed and to receive your confirmation.

Intern Credential Requirements

  • Complete the 150-hour Framework for Teaching Pre-service Program
    The pre-service coursework is offered through NCSOE. The 150 hours consists of six modules and two independent study courses.
    To inquire about waiving the framework pre-service coursework based on an active preliminary or clear teaching credential, please contact Yesenia Rivas-Suarez, Registrar/Advisor, at
  • Successfully pass the CSET Exam (California Subject Examination for Teachers) that corresponds to the credential you are pursuing (verification required).
  • Complete the U.S. Constitution requirements – exam or university course (official transcripts required).
  • Provide verification of Certificate of Clearance from Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) (fingerprinting, etc.).
  • Provide verification of offer of employment as “Teacher of Record” from a partnering public district or school.