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Program Eligibility

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Note: If you apply for the program, you are not guaranteed a paid position. A number of factors determine whether a class is available for an intern to teach, including current faculty loads, mentor interest, and scheduling issues. 

Applicants must be understanding of, sensitive to, and respectful of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including students with disabilities.

Interns in Academic Disciplines

  • Graduate students with completion of at least one-half of Master’s or Doctorate degree program at an accredited institution.
    • Note: If your transcript will not show that you’ve completed 1/2 of your degree, you MUST include a letter from your dean that you are on course to completing 1/2 of your credits toward your degree by the start of the program.
  • Current registration in good standing at the college or university during the term(s) of the internship

Interns in Vocational Education

  •  Six years of related work experience and completion of half of an Associate degree OR four years of related work experience and completion of half of a Bachelor’s degree
    • Note: If your transcript will not show that you’ve completed 1/2 of your degree, you MUST include a letter from your dean that you are on course to completing 1/2 of your credits toward your degree by the start of the program.
  • Current registration and in good standing at a college during the term(s) of the internship

Interns with Completed Degrees

  • Meet regular faculty minimum qualifications but no formal teaching experience

Matching Degrees with Disciplines:

  • Minimum Qualifications
    You must make sure that your degree matches with a discipline. Use the California Community College’s definition of ​Minimum Qualifications along with the Peralta Community College District class schedules to understand what discipline you’d be able to serve as a faculty member. If your degree in a non-traditional academic discipline that doesn’t match traditional lower-division classes offered at our colleges, please be sure to read through the Minimum Qualifications Handbook.
  • Equivalency Application
    After consulting the Minimum Qualifications handbook and course offerings, if your degree is in an interdisciplinary field of study or does not otherwise match a field of study offered at our colleges and you believe you would meet the Minimum Qualifications through equivalencies, please review Equivalency Application on this page: link

Be sure we offer classes in your discipline!

  • Please be sure that we offer classes in your discipline. Check Peralta’s Class Schedule to see what classes are offered and when.

Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in the California Community Colleges Handbook: Minimum Qualifications Handbook

If you have any additional questions or concerns, or require further accommodations, please contact the FDIP Coordinator at FDIP@peralta.edu.

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