GROW Intern and Pre-Service Programs
Kings County Office of Education is proud to announce the accreditation of our Multiple Subject and Education Specialist (Mild/Mod & Mod/Sev) Intern Programs. These programs offer an alternative pathway to earning a California teaching credential while gaining relevant, practical, and first-hand experience as the primary educator in the classroom. The GROW Intern program is a 2 year program where candidates receive weekly mentorship from site mentors and fieldwork supervisors, feedback from course instructors, and support from cohort peers. Interns attend class two times a week in a blended model of instruction: 1 evening of in-person learning and 1 evening of synchronous, online learning. Interns receive support for the RICA and the CalTPAs through the courses and academies. The GROW Intern Program offers cohorts that begin in August of every year.
Prior to becoming an intern, all candidates must complete a minimum of 120 hours of foundational, or pre-service coursework. The GROW Pre-Service Program offers rigorous preparation in general pedagogy including classroom management, reading and language arts, subject specific pedagogy, human development, and specific content regarding the teaching of English Language Learners. Pre-Interns attend in-person classes three times a week. The GROW Pre-Service Program offers Spring sessions that begin in January and Summer sessions that begin in late April or early May.
GROW Intern Program
876 East D Street
Lemoore, CA 93245