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Teacher Preparation Program - Grade school students visiting UC Merced science labs

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).

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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.