The California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA) is a state-mandated assessment for Multiple and Single Subject Credential Program candidates who were admitted to their program on or after July 1, 2008 and all Education Specialist Credential candidates who were admitted for Fall 2022 or after. 

CSU Long Beach uses the state-developed California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA) in its Education Specialist, Multiple and Single Subject programs. This assessment of teaching performance is designed to measure the candidate's knowledge, skills and abilities in relation to California's Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs), including demonstrating their ability to appropriately instruct all K-12 students in the state Academic Content Standards.

The CalTPA is administered by Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson. Registration for the CalTPA Cycles and submission of the CalTPA cycles is done through the California Educator Credentialing Assessments website. Candidates can find the submission and reporting dates and further information on the CalTPA at this website.