» 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

+ - Student Teaching Applications - Fall 2016

Fall 2016 Student Teaching Applications are due March 1, 2016.  

  • Students are required to submit CalTPA Task 1 (Subject Specific Pedagogy) and Task 2 (Designing Instruction) by March 1, 2016.
  • Students are required to pass all sub-sections of their CSET exam and scores must be received by March 1, 2016.*
  • 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 March 1.  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.

Online Student Teaching Application will be available in late Fall 2015.

+ - Title II 2013-14 Annual Report

The 2013-14 Title II Annual Report and Data is now available.  Chapman University complies with all federal government reporting requirements pursuant to Section 207 of the Higher Education Act Title II passed by congress in 1998. The Commission on Teacher Credentialing requires a link to the most current year passing rates of the license examination according to AB 2086. Please see the Annual Report Card on CA-TPP 2013-2014 (PDF) data and scroll to Appendix A Pass Rate by Assessment to review Chapman University's program pass rates.  The 2013-14 Report Card on California Teacher Preparation Programs - Excel Data Files are available on the CTC Title II webpage.

+ - Student Teaching Applications - Spring 2017

Spring 2016 Student Teaching Applications are due October 1, 2016

  • Students are required to pass all sub-sections of their CSET exam and scores must be received by October 1, 2015.
  • Students are required to submit CalTPA Task 1 (Subject Specific Pedagogy) and Task 2 (Designing Instruction) by October 1, 2015.
  • 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.

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.

Online Student Teaching Application will be available in late Summer 2015.

+ - EDUC 550: CalTPA’s and the Current Deadlines

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.  

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


FOR TPAs 1 & 2:

For students planning to student teach in Spring Semester 2016, you are required to:
1. Submit TPAs 1 & 2 PRIOR to October 1, 2015.
2. Submit teaching application by October 1, 2015.
3. Student must pass TPAs 1 & 2 in order to receive student teaching placement.

For students planning to student teach in Fall Semester 2016, you are required to:
- All applications to student teach in Fall Semester are due on March 1.
- Students must submit TPAs 1 & 2 PRIOR to submitting student teaching application.
- Students must PASS TPAs 1 & 2 in order to receive student teaching placement.

Students who do not meet these requirements will not be able to student teach. 

FOR TPAs 3 & 4:
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.

 If you completed student teaching before or during Fall Semester 2014, you must complete TPAs 3 and 4 by August 31, 2015.

 If you will complete student teaching in Spring Semester 2015, you must complete TPAs 3 and 4 by December 18, 2015.

 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

+ - Students About to be Credentialed:

In order to be recommended for your Preliminary Credential you must complete the Exit survey.  Professional Clear Candidates in PPSP and PPSC must also complete an exit survey
Chapman Credential program Exit Survey Evaluation.

Once you have completed the Exit Survey please contact Maria Lynch at the Credential and Student Services Office to receive your Online Credential Recommendation Form.

Chapman Credential Services Office:

Chapman University 
Credential Services Office
One University Dr.
Orange, CA 92866

Maria Lynch - Credentials
Office: (714) 628-2735
Fax: (714) 628-2714
mmlynch@chapman.edu 

Office hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

+ - Job Postings: Updated 2/5/2016

California International Schools
QINGDAO PEGASUS CALIFORNIA SCHOOL:  Pegasus is a high school which is located in the Economic Zone in Qingdao (China).  The school opens in September of 2016 and will educate ninth, tenth, and twelfth graders the initial year.  Pegasus is a boarding school and is being built to accommodate 1500 students.  The first year we are anticipating approximately 40-50 ninth graders, 40-50 tenth graders, and 20-25 twelfth graders.  We then expect to expand to 500 students the second year and to the capacity of 1500 students the third year of operation.

  • All Teaching will be in English;
  • We will utilize California Curricula;
  • We are looking for teachers in:  Math, Science, English, Social, Studies, Physical Education, and ELD.
  • Applicants must have a California crdential prior to the start of their contract
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years of experience and a master's degree

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Valley Christian High School in Cerritos

Valley Christian High School in Cerritos is looking to hire two teachers for next fall.  VCH is looking for a Biology/Chemistry teacher, and a Physics teacher.  There is some flexibility though, depending on who applies and what their preferences would be.  The job should be posted on the school’s website (vcschools.org) soon.  Please contact Teesa Peterson for more information at (562) 865-0281 or by email at: tpeterson@vcschools.org

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