Program Benefits

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Earn money while earning your credential in one year.

Put your English, social science, science, mathematics (or related field) degree and knowledge to work by changing the lives of urban high school students. A unique program, the Secondary Special Education Interventionist (SSETI) Program at CSUDH prepares you to become an effective special education teacher in just one year, and get paid while you're finishing your credential.

If you've ever dreamed of becoming the kind of teacher who inspires students to learn, SSETI  will get you there with:

Full Salary and Benefits

SSETI participants work full-time as teachers in high need secondary schools in Los Angeles while earning their credential. What's more, they earn full salary and receive benefits while teaching.

Expert Instructors and Evening Classes

Courses are taught by CSUDH Instructors and District Personnel.  Our expert instructors are available to help guide you through your coursework.  Since this is an intern program, and you will be teaching in the day, you will complete your credential courses in the evening. 

Clinical Experience

Through the SSETI Lab School, candidates will gain valuable teaching experiences.  Candidates will be assigned to instructional teams, led by a master teacher, to deliver a STEM-based curriculum at a local partner school.

SSETI Participants will have an opportunity to design, observe, co-teach and teach project-based lessons as part of an instructional team with the guidance of master teachers. The innovative Lab School environment will better prepare candidates for the challenges of high-need urban schools.

Complete Your Credential in One Year

SSETI’s accelerated program means you'll complete your mild/moderate credential in just one year.

Individualized Coaching

SSETI participants receive three years of individualized coaching from classroom and subject-matter experts. Your coach will be available to help you learn the ropes, build your confidence, meet the challenges, and reap the rewards of teaching in today's urban high schools.

Advising at Every Step

Your advisor will help you at every step of the journey as you make the transition to teaching--from applying to CSUDH to enrolling in teacher education courses to applying for a teaching position.

Tuition Reimbursement

All participants receive a $7,250 stipend (plus qualify for the TEACH Grant - $4,000). 

Strong Support Network

You'll emerge from SSETI  as a member of a strong peer network that supports your success throughout your teaching career.

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