» Current Credential Students

Welcome to the Credential Information page for students currently enrolled in Chapman teacher education, school counseling, and school psychology graduate programs. This page provides information and resources, including contacts, tests, paperwork, and credential filing.

For academic advisement, please contact your program director or coordinator.

For questions regarding credential requirements or filing for your credential, please email credentials@chapman.edu.

Toggle Section
  • 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 pass all subsections 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
    • Task Stream Student Teaching Application
    • Students are required to obtain negative TB results.

    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.  

    Credential Recommendation Request

    As your semester of student teaching nears completion, please submit a request to be recommended for your credential by clicking here. This may only be done once all credential tasks have been completed, including all TPA exams.
  • Professional Disposition

    The Attallah College of Educational Studies expects all teaching credential candidates to adhere to professional dispositions associated with the California Teacher Performance Expectations (TPEs) regarding Professional, Legal, and Ethical Obligations. For more information, please download the full Attallah College professional disposition statement »

    Credential Recommendation Request

    As your semester of student teaching nears completion, please submit a request to be recommended for your credential by clicking here. This may only be done once all credential tasks have been completed, including all TPA exams.

    Other Useful Resources

    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

  • The EDUC 550: Evaluating Teaching Performance Expectations course 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 Teaching Performance Assessments (TPA) submission portal as soon as possible. Students enrolled in EDUC 550 will submit their TPAs through Pearson.

    Two TPAs are required by the State of California. You will enroll in EDUC 550 for zero units. There is a course fee that pays for TPA workshops during the year and for outside trained evaluators to score your submitted assessment. You must complete all TPAs before you earn your preliminary credential.

    TPA 1 and TPA 2 are due by the end of the spring semester (term 3) and are completed during student teaching. Failure to submit TPAs in a timely manner may delay issuance of credential.

    EDUC 550 Satisfactory Progress Requirement

    Students are only required to register for EDUC 550 once. The grade for EDUC 550 will carry over as an SP - Satisfactory Progress on a student's program evaluation until the student has passed all four CalTPA tasks. The grade for EDUC 550 will change from SP - Satisfactory Progress to P-Pass once the student passes all 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.