• Los Angeles Unified School District Intern Program

    Teacher Induction Programs

    Added Authorization Programs




    LAUSD District Intern Program is no longer accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year.  To apply for the 2019-20 school year, please note the deadline to apply and meet minimum requirements for Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) is February 1, 2019; all other subjects due March 1, 2019. 

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    The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) District Intern Program is an Alternative Teacher Certification Program accredited by the State of California with a history of successfully training educators to provide effective instruction to all students in urban settings.
    The District Intern Program is tuition-free for all participants.
    District Interns complete a carefully designed course of study taught by highly qualified, experienced Instructional Facilitators. Interns are also assigned experienced like-credentialed Mentors who support and guide them throughout the Program.
    The District Intern Program is fully accredited as a teacher training institution by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). More than 12,000 teachers have earned their teacher certifications with LAUSD.
    • Enrollment/Qualifications/Application Process Questions.
    Email di@teachinla.com or call 213-241-5581.
    • Program Questions (for current District Interns).
    Email DistrictInternProgram@lausd.net or call 213-241-5466.

Credential Programs

  • Preliminary Credentials
     General Education
       Preliminary Single Subject Programs (tentative)
          • English
          • Mathematics
          • Science – Chemistry
          • Science – Physics 
          • Science – Biology
       Preliminary Multiple Subject Program
    Special Education K-Age 22
       Preliminary Education Specialist Credential Program – Mild/Moderate, Moderate/Severe, Early Childhood Special Education
          • Traditional – Candidates who do not hold an underlying Credential
          • CENTSE – Credentialed Educators Now Teaching Special Education
    Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Birth-Kindergarten
       Preliminary Education Specialist Credential Program
    Clear Credentials
    • General Education Induction Program
    • Clear Education Specialist Induction Program (CESIP)
    Added Authorization
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - Email bonnie.ratner@lausd.net to be put on the ASD-AA coursework Interest List.
    • Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)