IMPACT Intern Program


The IMPACT Intern Program is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to deliver services under the Tulare County Office of Education’s New Teacher & Leadership Development (NTLD). IMPACT partners with a consortium of local school districts to recruit and train teacher candidates. Districts employ interns as teachers-of-record while IMPACT delivers the teacher preparation program. This comprehensive approach to teacher preparation engages interns in a rigorous teacher-training program, along with providing district-specific professional learning opportunities. Throughout the two-year program, interns are supported by program-assigned, practicum supervisors and district-assigned, on-site mentors.

Vision Statement

The vision of the IMPACT Intern Program is to inspire a community of teachers to create learning environments where every student's voice is valued, dreams are empowered, unique talents are cultivated, and full potential is revealed.

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Register for an Impact Program Information Meeting

For more information about the IMPACT Program, please attend an Information Meeting. Click on the flyer below for dates and links to register.

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IMPACT Program Pathway

Click on the graphic below to see how to earn a Preliminary Teaching Credential in 6 Steps.

Graphic of IMPACT Program Pathway 6 Steps to Becoming an Intern


IMPACT Program Delivery Model

IMPACT courses will be delivered as a hybrid model with courses being held in person and over ZOOM.  IMPACT courses are held two nights per week from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

IMPACT Program contact information

To reach IMPACT staff by phone, please call (559) 624-1035.

Areas served by the IMPACT Program

IMPACT partners with most districts in Tulare, Kings, and Fresno Counties. Districts in Kern County may be considered. Contact a program facilitator to learn which districts partner with the IMPACT Program.

Map of Counties Served by the IMPACT Program

Multiple Subject Program

Michelle French, Program Facilitator
Tara Tobin, Recruitment Analyst

Single Subject Program

Michelle French, Program Facilitator
Perla Arredondo, Recruitment Analyst


Education Specialist Program

Kim Paz, Program Facilitator
Gabbi Barnes, Recruitment Analyst


CalTPA Coordinator

Alice Patterson, CalTPA Coordinator
Office Hour Schedule


Tuition Contracts and Payments

Amber McRae, Recruitment Analyst


State Mandated Assessments

Logo of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Educator Assessment DivisionVisit the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing's Assessment page for more information on state-mandated assessments for teacher candidates and to register for assessments. Testing centers are now open in this area and many of the assessments may now be proctored from home.

  • Assessments for admission to IMPACT
    • California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)
    • California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET)
  • Assessments to complete while in IMPACT
    • Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA)
    • California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA)

Apply for teaching positions

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EdJoin is an education job website where educators search for districts' open positions. Create your EdJoin profile, upload copies of your current resume, IMPACT Letter of Eligibility, letters of reference, and letters of introduction. These documents can then be attached to each of the applications you are submitting. Please note that positions supporting remediation, English Language Development in a self-contained setting, juvenile hall, or continuation will not be considered as an acceptable placement for IMPACT. Middle school placements must be assigned to teach two or more core subject areas (e.g. math/science, ELA/social science). Contact an IMPACT Program facilitator if you have questions about the appropriateness of a position prior to applying.