UC Merced Extension's Teacher Preparation Program has multiple tracks ranging from becoming an intern, UC Merced NSED Minor, and general (traditional). We offer teaching credentials in Multiple Subject (K-8th grade) and Single Subject: English, Math, History/Social Sciences, and Science. (6-12th grade).
Explore the track that applies to you by visiting one of the following:
- Intern Track Option
You are currently teaching in the classroom on a Provisional Internship Permit (PIP) or Short-Term Staff Permit (STSP), or you have a contract to be hired as the teacher of record. This program is in partnership with your district and has specific requirements.
- UC Merced NSED Minor
You have completed the NSED Minor during your undergraduate studies.
- New to Teaching (Traditional)
You hold a bachelor's degree in any subject from an accredited college or university.