After receiving your Statement of Eligibility and becoming eligible for hire, you can begin your search for an internship with a school district.
If you have passed only your content area test, not your PPR, you will be eligible for a one year Intern Certificate. Even if you have passed the content test and the PPR, you can be recommended for an Intern Certificate. However, you cannot be issued a Probationary Certificate unless you have passed the content test and the PPR.
Candidates working on a Probationary Certificate are observed by their Field Supervisor 3 times. Candidates working on an Intern Certificate are observed by their Field Supervisor 5 times.
Other than impacting the number of required field observations, there really is no difference between an Intern and a Probationary Certificate. Instead, it is more of an indication to the district regarding which test(s) are passed.
A candidate may request a PPR test approval once all instructional coursework, including 5800, has been completed.