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Final Fieldwork (Student Teaching) Application

Education Specialist Credential Program Final Fieldwork (Student Teaching)

Fall 2022 ESCP Final Fieldwork Applications are due no later than Tuesday March 15th, 2022 at 5pm.
The Teacher Preparation Advising Center is available via phone, in-person and Zoom advising to answer any questions regarding the Final Fieldwork Application process. Check the TPAC website for date and time availability. 


Final Fieldwork (Student Teaching) is the culminating field experience in the Education Specialist Credential Program.  It is completed during the final semester(s) of the program where ESCP candidates apply and integrate the pedagogy they have learned in their other course work to actual classroom experience.  ESCP Preliminary candidates are required to student teach for 4 days a week for the length of the semesters that they are enrolled in advanced field study courses.   The days of each week required for attendance in fieldwork will be determined collaboratively by each fieldwork site. (Intern requirements vary)

Candidates also have the support of a University Supervisor who observes and conferences with them on a regular basis, and attend seminars held by the University Supervisor. 

See the Student Teacher Handbook for more details regarding the student teaching semester.


All final fieldwork placements are made by the Office of Clinical Practice in schools and districts which CSULB has current Affiliation Agreements on file.  Self placements are not permitted.  The Office of Clinical Practice works in conjunction with the Education Specialist Credential Program to find the best possible placement for Final Fieldwork. Many factors are taken into consideration when placing students, including student preferences. However, preferred placements are not guaranteed and are dependent on available placements and program discretion. 

Requirements to Advance to Final Fieldwork for Traditional Students and Interns

  • Be admitted to CSULB as a matriculate student. Final Fieldwork CANNOT be done through Open University. If you are graduating from CSULB Spring 2022 with a degree (bachelor's or master's), you must reapply to the university for Fall 2022 on Cal State Apply by June 1, 2022 to continue in Fall 2022 and complete Final Fieldwork. If you have been away from the university for a semester or more without an approved Educational Leave of Absence, you must reapply to the university by the June 1st deadline.
  • Maintain 3.0 GPA in pedagogy/methods courses with no grade lower than "C" in any program course.
  • Provide fingerprint clearance (Certificate of Clearance or valid 30 Day Sub Permit) Print from: CTC Look Up
  • Valid TB clearance (Tests are valid for 4 years and must be valid through the end of the student teaching semester). 
  • Pass all parts of the CSET and submit copies of your official scores or have official proof of completion of a CTC approved Subject Matter Preparation Program.
  • Complete the Basic Skills Requirement and submit official copies of scores

Final Fieldwork Application

Final Fieldwork Application Instructions
All steps are required for Traditional Students and Interns

Only complete applications will be accepted.

Step 1: Complete and Gather the Following Documents

  • Final Fieldwork Placement Information form - Complete the electronic form to indicate your district preferences.
  • $25 Credit Card receipt:, Take a screen shot of the receipt and save it for uploading with your application
  • CSULB Unofficial Transcript - Download these from your MyCSULB and save them as a PDF. 
  • Proof of valid CTC Certificate (Certificate of Clearance, 30-Day Sub Permit, Credential, Activity Supervisor Permit, Child Developmetn Permit. Take a screen shot from the CTC website.
  • Proof of meeting the Basic Skills Requirement (CBEST scores, SAT scores, ACT scores,  coursework, etc.)
  • Proof of meeting the Subject Matter Competency Requirement (Passing CSET scores, SUbject Matter Waiver Letter, etc.)
  • Proof of Valid TB Test
  • Proof of Valid CPR – must provide a valid copy of infant, child and adult CPR Certification. Required program to recommendation of credential
  • Proof of Registration and test date for the RICA exam or passing RICA scores. Candidates must provide a receipt from the Pearson website that they have registered to take the RICA exam and have a test date selected.
  • Completion of Acknowledgement of Risk Survey – View the CSULB Health and Safety Video. After viewing the CSULB Health and Safety Video, complete the short Acknowledgement of Risk (AoR) survey and take a screen shot of the final page of the survey to upload with your Student Teaching Application

Step 2: Complete the Student Teaching Application via DocuSign by clicking the link below and uploading all required items listed above.


Applications must be submitted No Later Than Tuesday March 15, 2022 at 5:00pm to be Eligible for Fall 2022 Final Fieldwork!
Application that do not include passing CBEST and CSET (if applicable) scores will not be accepted. Candidates that receive passing scores after the deadline may petition to submit their application after the deadline. Petitions must include passing scores and will be considered on a space available basis if placements are availble. Do NOT submit a petition or an application until you have official passing scores for all required exams.

If you have any questions, contact the Teacher Preparation Advising Center for assistance.