California is experiencing a significant teacher shortage. To support local districts in filling teaching positions, the IMPACT Intern Program partners with a consortium of districts to recruit and train interns. Hiring interns becomes a viable option when districts are unable to hire fully credentialed teachers, and districts may employ interns as teachers-of-record only when the district can ensure that current certificated employees will not be displaced.
IMPACT 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). Throughout the two-year program, interns are supported by program-assigned, practicum supervisors and district-assigned, on-site mentors. This comprehensive approach to teacher preparation engages interns in a rigorous teacher-training program, along with providing district-specific professional learning opportunities.
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.
2023 Fall RICA Prep Workshops - Written and Video Options
Teacher preparation candidates who need support with passing the RICA, look no further! Current participants in TCOE's IMPACT or Teacher Induction Programs may attend for free. Candidates from other programs may attend for a nominal fee. All sessions are held on ZOOM from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
Fall RICA Workshops - Written Option
Fall RICA Workshops - Video Performance Assessment Option
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.
"Going through step-by-step really got me ready for teaching. The communication throughout the entire program was amazing. I was never having to guess what was coming or expected of me." 2023 Program Completer
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 the links to register.
IMPACT Program Delivery Model
IMPACT courses will be delivered as a hybrid model. Courses are held in-person, over ZOOM, and asynchronously. Over the two-year program, interns will attend courses two nights per week from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
EdJoin (Search for teaching positions)
NTLD Database (Enrollment in FFT or IMPACT required)
NTLD Attendance App Troubleshooting (Enrollment in FFT or IMPACT required)
Canvas Learning Management System (Enrollment in FFT or IMPACT required)
IMPACT Program contact information
To reach IMPACT staff by phone, please call (559) 624-1035.