» Current Credential Students

Welcome to the Credential Information page for currently enrolled students.  This page will provide you with the information you will need to obtain your credential. Please note that for academic advisement you should contact your program director or coordinator.

For questions regarding credential paperwork requirements or filing for your credential please contact Maria Lynch at (714) 628-2735 or mmlynch@chapman.edu

For questions regarding Teacher Performance Assessments (TPAs) please contact James Taylor at (714) 289-3107 or jptaylor@chapman.edu

+ - Credential Requirements by Program

Multiple Subject Credential      
  • CBEST exam
  • Certificate of Clearance or other document issued by Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • CSET  exam
  • CPR for Child Infant and Adult
  • RICA 
  • Negative TB Test
  • Pass all four CalTPA Tasks with a 3 or higher
  • US Constitution (College Level Course, College Exam, or BA degree from CSU)
  • Pass all required course work
                   
Single Subject Credential
  • CBEST exam
  • Certificate of Clearance or other document issued by Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • CSET  exam or Subject Matter Preparation Letter
  • CPR for Child Infant and Adult
  • Negative TB Test
  • Pass all four CalTPA Tasks with a 3 or higher
  • US Constitution (College Level Course, College Exam, or BA degree from CSU)
  • Pass all required course work
Preliminary Education Specialist Credential
  • CBEST exam
  • Certificate of Clearance
  • CSET exam or
  • Subject Matter Preparation Letter (in NCLB Compliant subject)
  • CPR for Child Infant and Adult
  • RICA 
  • TB Test
  • US Constitution (College Level Course, College Exam, or BA degree from CSU)
  • Pass all required course work
Preliminary Education Specialist Internship Credential
  • CBEST exam
  • Certificate of Clearance or other document issued by Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • CSET exam or Subject Matter Preparation Letter (Single Subject only)
  • TB Test
  • US Constitution (College Level Course, College Exam or BA degree from CSU)
  • Verification of Employment as an Intern
  • Internship agreement between Chapman University and employing school district or Charter school (Please Contact Maria Lynch for more information)
  • Pass all pre-servce course work
Education Specialist Level I Credential
  • CBEST exam
  • Certificate of Clearance
  • CSET exam or
  • Subject Matter Preparation Letter
  • RICA
  • TB Test
  • US Constitution (College Level Course, College Exam, BA degree from CSU)
  • Pass all required course work
Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Counseling
  • CBEST exam
  • Certificate of Clearance or other document issued by Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • Negative TB Test
  • Pass all required course work
Pupil Personnel Services Credential in Psychology
  • CBEST exam
  • Certificate of Clearance or other document issued by Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • Negative TB Test
  • Pass all required course work
Preliminary Speech Language Pathology Services Credential
  • CBEST exam 
  • Certificate of Clearance or other document issued by Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • Negative TB Test
  • Transcript showing completion of Master's degree
Clear Speech Language Pathology Services Credential
  • Preliminary Speech Language Pathology Services credential
  • Verification of 36 week Clinical First Year
  • Praxis Speech Pathology Exam with a passing score of 600
  • Student Teaching
  • Important Links
  • EDUC 550 CalTPA

  • Student Teaching Applications are due March 1 for Spring Student Teaching and October 1 for Fall Student Teaching of each calendar year.  The Student Teaching Application must be completed using the Task Stream DRF.  All supplemental documents listed below must be attached to the Student Teaching Application.  No late submissions will be accepted. 

    • Students are required to submit CalTPA Task 1 (Subject Specific Pedagogy) and Task 2 (Designing Instruction)
    • Students are required to pass all sub-sections of their CSET exam and scores must be received prior to the Student Teaching Application deadlines*
    • Students are required to pass the CBEST exam.
    • Multiple Subject Students are encouraged to register for the RICA exam.
    • Students are required to obtain a Certificate of Clearance with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

    *Note: The CTC Exams may take 4 to 6 weeks to process.  We must receive your required test results by the Student Teaching Application Deadlines.  Please visit the CTC Exam Page to find out when test results will be processed by clicking here.  Pearson Education Inc. will not process any rush request for CTC exam scores.  Students who do not meet these requirements will not be able to student teach.  Please contact Dr. Michelle Samura at samura@chapman.edu for more details.

  • California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

    CBEST, CSET, and RICA Registration Page 

    CTC - Certificate of Clearance Application

    Orange County Department of Education Credentialing and Fingerprinting Services

    American Heart Association CPR Training Centers

    American Red Cross CPR Training Centers

    CalTPA  -- Teacher Candidate Information

    EDJOIN (careers in public education online job search site)

    State Department of Education

    Title II: Annual Report Card for the Academic Year 2012-2013

  • EDUC 550 is designed for students to complete the California Teaching Performance Assessments (CalTPAs).  All multiple and single subject credential students are required to complete and pass the CalTPAs. These assessments are designed to give you the opportunity to develop, refine, and demonstrate your teaching knowledge, skills, and abilities during your teacher preparation program.  

    TPA SUBMISSIONS

    Please plan accordingly and make sure you have access to the appropriate TPA submission portal as soon as possible. Students enrolled in EDUC 550 before Fall Semester 2014 will submit their TPAs through CalTPA Blackboard Organization. Students enrolled in EDUC 550 during or after Fall Semester 2014 will submit their TPAs through Taskstream.

    Contact James Taylor if you need assistance with Taskstream or Blackboard enrollment at (714) 289-3107 or jptaylor@chapman.edu

    Beginning Spring 2015, the CES policy on TPA deadlines is as follows:

    TPAs 1 & 2 Deadlines:

    • Students are required to submit CalTPA Task 1 (Subject Specific Pedagogy) and Task 2 (Designing Instruction) by the March 1 deadline for Fall Student Teaching and by the October 1 deadline for Spring Student Teaching. Students who do not meet these requirements will not be able to student teach. 

    TPAs 3 & 4 Deadlines
    The CES policy on TPA deadlines states that students have 1 semester beyond completion of student teaching to submit TPAs 3 and 4. However, we STRONGLY advise that you complete TPAs 3 and 4 as soon as possible because you CANNOT be hired as a California public school teacher unless you have passed all your TPAs.

    EDUC 550 Satisfactory Progress Requirement

    Students are only required to register for EDUC 550 only once.  The grade for EDUC 550 will carry over as an SP - Satisfactory Progress on a students program evaluation until the student has passed all four CalTPA tasks.  The grade for EDUC 550 will change from an SP - Satisfactory Progress to an P-Pass once the student has passed all four CalTPA tasks. However, students who do not submit any tasks within two years, or do not complete all four tasks within three years may receive an NP-No Pass for EDUC 550.  

Teacher Education Scholarship

Newly admitted students to the M.A. in Teacher or any credential program during the 2014- 15 academic year are eligible for a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to cover the cost courses during the first semester. Please see the Teacher Education Program Scholarship page for more information.

Job Postings - Updated April 28, 2016

  • Riverside County Office of Education
    The Riverside County Office of Education will be hosting the 17th Annual Countywide Teacher Recruitment Fair  on Saturday, March 30th, 2016, to fill teacher positions available with school districts throughout Riverside County in Secondary Single Subjects, Multiple Subjects, and Special Education. No Appointment or Cost Necessary! Please click here for more information

  • Thomas Edison Charter Academy (TECA) 
    Thomas Edison Charter Academy is a vibrant TK-8th grade school in the heart of the Mission District of San Francisco.  TECA is looking for collaborative and professional teachers to join the school: K – 5 Self Contained Teachers, Middle School Teachers (Math, Science, History, English).  
    Please click here for more information