Theoria Technical College provides internship opportunities to Theorian students. Below is a handbook that is designed to help community organizations and businesses create quality internship programs that meet Theoria’s expectations for approved internships. If you have questions that are not addressed, please contact the Operations Department at 760.487.8436 or .

What is an academic internship?

Quality academic internships are learning experiences facilitated by collaborative community partners that help students achieve personal and professional growth and competitive advantage in the global workforce. The main priority of the internship experience is to provide students with a professional learning experience in which they gain new knowledge by performing tasks, working on projects, completing other on-the-job learning experiences in a professional work environment, and through mentoring. Internships also provide students new to the field of early childhood development with the opportunity to test a tentative career choice. Successful internship experiences combine training and purposeful project assignments. Interns need to be focused, purposeful roles to keep them motivated, learning, and helping to meet organizational objectives. Thus, a successful internship program utilizes best practices that are in place prior to the arrival of the student intern and sustained until the end of the internship.


Community Partnership Internship Handbook



For a list of approved schools for an internship, please click here.

*As a result of issues involving COVID-19 we are not actively promoting the internship program.  This information will be updated based on the changes of the COVID status per state regulations.



Next Start Date:

April 17, 2021

Start as soon as you complete enrollment!

Theoria Technical College offers open enrollment. Students may enroll at any time.  Upon enrollment, students will receive orientation instruction as to school policies and procedures required to comply with the school, regulations, and outlining established tuition, fees, and charges.

With our online degree program, certificate program, or courses, students can start almost every weekend, all year long.

No need to wait for spring or fall semester. It's back-to-school time at Theoria year-round. Get started by talking to an Enrollment Counselor today, and you'll be on your way to realizing your dream of associates degree—sooner than you might think!

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Degrees & Programs


  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education 

Theoria Technical College

5857 Owens Avenue, Suite 300, Carlsbad, CA  92008

Office: (760) 487-8436 | Fax: (800) 608-5994



  • Child Growth and Development (ECE/CDA-100)

  • Child, Family, and Community (ECE/CDA-200)

  • Program Curriculum Theories, Methods, and Materials (ECE/CDA-300)

  • S.T.E.M. for Preschool (ECE/CDA-310)

  • ​Infant/Toddler Development and Care  (ECE/CDA-400)

  • Early Childhood Program Administration and Management (ECE/CDA-500)

  • Adult Supervision and Leadership (ECE/CDA-510)

  • Preventive Health, Safety, and Nutrition with Pediatric First-Aid and CPR (ECE/CDA-600)


Theoria Technical College is a private institution located in Carlsbad, California. Theoria Technical College is approved to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. (School Code: 93832543)

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