• The LAUSD iCAAP Intern General Education Multiple Subject Program prepares teachers to earn a Preliminary General Education California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.

    The iCAAP Intern Program is tuition-free for those who culminate, are recommended for a preliminary credential, and serve with the District for two additional years.

    As a requirement for entry into the program, prospective iCAAP Interns must attend a 160-hour Pre-Service Orientation composed of four modules that focus on teaching English Learners, reading and literacy, special education, and classroom organization and management.

    The General Education Multiple Subject Program’s collaborative cohort model integrates one-on-one coaching conversations, small group interaction, collaborative best practice demonstrations, and effective teaching technique videos. 

    • Our highly-qualified Instructional Faculty delivers research-based courses aligned to the Teacher Performance Expectations (TPEs), CTC Standards, and LAUSD Initiatives, and are focused on developing each Intern’s classroom instruction and professional practice.
    • Individualized Intern Portfolio Practicum is focused on Intern self-reflection. The process is supported by trained Instructional Faculty Lead Mentors (IFLM). The Portfolio Practicum is a compilation of evidence-based artifacts, generated by the Intern, indicating growth and development as a professional educator. In addition, the Portfolio Practicum includes collections of real time video recordings of the classroom as well as documented coaching conversations between the Intern, IFLM, and/or administrator. The intent of the Practicum is to utilize relevant knowledge of students, schools, families, community, and teaching practices to increase the Intern’s effectiveness in the classroom. The end product of the Portfolio Practicum is the Individual Development Plan (IDP). The IDP is a collaborative transportable document consisting of recommendations for professional development and growth in the Candidate's clear program. 

    Requirements for the CA Multiple Subject Teaching Credential include earning passing scores on both Cycles of the California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA) and on the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) by the end of the Program.

    The purpose of the RICA is to ensure that California-trained candidates for Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials and Education Specialist Instruction Credentials (special education) possess the knowledge and skills important for the provision of effective reading instruction to students.
    To register for the RICA Examination, click on the link below
    For more information on the RICA content specifications click here.

    Eligibility Requirements

    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
    • Official transcripts for Bachelor’s Degree reflecting a minimum GPA of 2.7.
    • Meet CTC Basic Skills Requirements:
    • Passage of subject matter competency exams. Subject matter waivers are accepted for those who have completed their degree in a California institution and have completed a university waiver program. A university waiver verification letter is required for documentation. CSET test results expire after 10 years.
    • U.S. Constitution (via coursework or exam).
    • Interview.
    • References from the last 3 years of employment and/or volunteer work.
    • Authorization to work in U.S.
    • Meet District employment standards.
    • Selected for employment at a school site.