Intern Program and Master of Arts in Teaching

Are you interested in becoming a credentialed teacher? Are you interested in getting a Master’s Degree in the same amount of time it takes to get your credential?

The Reach Intern Teacher Credential Program will support you to obtain an Intern Teaching Credential and then develop your teaching practice while you are working toward achieving equitable student outcomes as you fulfill requirements for a California K-12 Preliminary Teaching Credential. Beyond these requirements, the program will pay particular attention to less tangible but often more important characteristics of excellent teachers: a sense of purpose, the ability to build relationships, and a commitment to equity in education. The job-embedded Reach Intern Credential Program supports equity-oriented district and charter school teachers to transform educational experiences for historically underserved students as they pursue a California Preliminary Teaching credential. Interested candidates can also concurrently earn a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree.

Reach’s job-embedded approach will help educators immediately apply best practices to their teaching so that they can support students’ growth every day. You will engage in learning within a supportive community of peers, collaborating during online weekly seminars, while also benefiting from individualized coaching to help you become a more reflective and equity-oriented educator.

Teachers who complete the Reach Intern Teacher Credential Program and Master of Arts in Teaching degree will be effective beginning teachers who continuously improve their practice and work toward equitable student outcomes through frequent cycles of implementation, analysis, and reflection.

Credentials Earned:

  • Once candidates have successfully completed Preservice, they will be recommended by the Program for their Intern Teaching Credential (valid for 2 years)
  • Once candidates have successfully completed all program requirements, they will be recommended by the Program for their Preliminary Teaching Credential (valid for 5 years)
  • Upon successful completion of all program requirements, and the summer elective Master’s of Arts courses, candidates will be conferred a *Master of Arts in Teaching Degree


The LEA program sponsor for Intern Teacher programs at Reach is Alternatives in Action (AIA), which is accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. You may view the current list of approved program HERE.

Tuition (2023-2024)
Pre-Service – $2,000 *acquired before starting Fall of Year 1*
Year 1 – $8,000
Summer Electives (for the MAT degree) – $900
Year 2 – $8,000
Note: No tuition change for currently enrolled cohorts.

Please review and download the following before applying:

*These forms must be completed by the qualified references listed on your application. Note: Alternate forms or recommendation letters will not be accepted. More information can be found in the Intern Program + MAT Admissions and Completion Checklist.