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.
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.
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 Pathway
Click on the graphic below to learn how to become an IMPACT Intern in six steps.
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.
State Mandated Assessments
Visit 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.
Apply for teaching positions
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.
Tulare County Office of Education
Tim A. Hire, County Superintendent of Schools
P.O. Box 5091
Visalia, CA 93278-5091