The Commission issues teaching intern credentials, permits and waivers for the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Single Subject Teaching Credential and the Education Specialist Instruction Credential.  Teaching intern credentials, permits and waivers are employer restricted documents.  School districts that are unable to fill a teaching position with a fully credentialed teacher may request to employ as the teacher of record an individual who holds a teaching intern credential, permit or waiver. 

Assembly Bill 471 (Chap. 381, Stats. 1999; Education Code §44225.6) requires the Commission to report to the Governor and Legislature each year on the number of teachers who received credentials, permits and waivers to teach in California public schools.  The data for the number of credentials issued are available on the Teacher Supply: Credentials page. 

This page provides information on teaching interns, permits and waivers issued in the last five years. The Commission uses fiscal year starting July 1 to June 30 to report the number of teaching intern credentials, permits and waivers.  Data files can also be accessed in the Data and Resources section at the bottom of the page. Access the Glossary for more information about terms used on this page. Access the How to Use Dashboards page for tips on how to search and view data on this page.


Teaching Intern Credentials Issued in the Last Five Years

Data below display the number of new teaching intern credentials, including by subject area, in the last five years. There are two types of intern credentials: 1) university intern, and 2) district intern.  University intern credentials are issued to individuals who are enrolled in an Institution of Higher Education (IHE) teaching preparation program and have completed the preservice requirements.  IHEs work with local education agencies to support university intern candidates who are employed in a school while completing credential requirements.  District intern credentials are issued to individuals who are enrolled in a Commission-approved district intern program specifically sponsored by the local education agency.

Click the tabs below to view data by total interns issued or total interns issued by subject area.  Use the drop down menus to search data by document type-specific, year, county, school district and/or subject area. More than one county and school district can be issued on an intern credential.


Teaching Permits Issued in the Last Five Years

Data below display the number of new teaching permits, including by subject area, in the last five years. There are four types of teaching permits: 1) Short-Term Staff Permit (STSP), 2) Provisional Internship Permit (PIP), 3) limited assignment, and 4) Teaching Permit for Statutory Leave (TPSL). The STSP was developed to address a school district's "acute staffing need" to fill a classroom immediately based on an unforeseen need.  The PIP was developed to address the “anticipated staffing need” of when a school district is aware that a position will be open and conducts a diligent search for a credentialed teacher, but is unable to recruit one.  PIPs are for intern candidates who have not yet achieved subject matter.  The limited assignment permit was developed to fill the school district’s teaching position vacancies by allowing fully credentialed teachers to teach outside their authorized areas while completing the requirements to earn the required authorization.  The TPSL was developed to fill a position where the teacher of record is unable to teach due to statutory leave. The TPSL is reported separately as TPSL holders may not be teaching in the same classroom for the entire school year.

Click the tabs below to view data by total permits issued or total permits issued by subject area.  Use the drop down menus to search data by document type-specific, year, county, school district and/or subject area. More than one county and school district can be issued on a permit.


Teaching Waivers Issued in the Last Five Years

Data below display the number of new teaching waivers, including by subject area, in the last five years. When a fully credentialed teacher, intern credential holder, or permit holder cannot be found to fill a teaching position, waivers are the final option to address the school district’s staffing needs.  Waivers are issued or denied based upon the criteria and factors such as the school district’s continuing needs; the support the school district will provide to the applicant; or extenuating, extraordinary and unanticipated circumstances.

Click the tabs below to view data by total waivers issued or total waivers issued by subject area.  Use the drop down menus to search data by document type-specific, year, county, school district and/or subject area. More than one county and school district can be issued on a waiver.


Updated April 15, 2020