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Multiple Subject Credential Program Student Teaching

Multiple Subject Credential Program Student Teaching

The Teacher Preparation Advising Center is currently closed until further notice. Because of this, we will be accepting student teaching applications for Spring 2021 online.  Information on how to submit your student teaching application will be posted below soon. 

Spring 2021 MSCP Student Teaching Applications are due Thursday October 1, 2020 by 5:00pm


Overview

Student Teaching is the culminating field experience in the Multiple Subject Credential Program.  It is completed during the final semester(s) of the program where MSCP candidates apply and integrate the pedagogy they have learned in their other course work to actual classroom experience.  In the traditional MSCP Post Bac pathway, the student teaching semester consists of a 16 week assignment full-time (five-days a week) under the guidance of a Master Teacher and a University Spervisor. Placements are in classrooms in which the students are from a diverse cultural, linguistic, racial, ethnic, or socio-economic background, different from that of the Student Teacher.

Student Teaching in the ITEP Liberal Studies program is done during the final year of the program. Traditionally, student teaching in the ITEP program consists of four half days (30 minutes before students arrive until lunch time) and one full day a week for two semesters with a partner. ITEP students begin and end their assignments in the same classroom to be a part of each phase of the school year. During the two semester rotation at a school site, each student will have experiences at an alternate grade level and also have solo teaching time. The length of these alternative experiences will vary and may be at another school site. ITEP student teachers are typically taking the pedagogy/methods courses on campus at CSULB while student teaching concurrently. ITEP student teachers may also choose to student teach in one semester rather than across two semesters if all of their coursework including the methods courses has been completed.  See your Liberal Studies advisor for more information on student teaching in one semester.  If an ITEP student is approved to student teach in one semester, student teaching will consist of 5 full days in the classroom for the full 16 weeks.  One semester student teachers will not have a partner and will have two 8-week assignments, one in a lower elementary classroom (K-2) and one in an upper elementary classroom (3-6). 

Student teachers also have the support of a University Supervisor who observes and conferences with the student on a regular basis, and attend a weekly seminar held by the University Supervisor at a time and place to be determined. 

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

Placements

All student teaching placements are made by the Office of Clinical Practice.

Candidates that are pursuing the BILA Authorization that have met all of the requirements, will be placed in a dual language classroom.

Requirements to Advance to Student Teaching

  • Be admitted to CSULB as a matriculated student.
  • Complete all credential courses: Prerequisites, Co-requisites, Pedagogy Courses and Liberal Studies Core Courses for ITEP students. Courses may be in progress at the time the application is submitted. 
  • If pursuing the BILA Authorization, all BILA requirements must be met at the time of student teaching application. All candidates must submit passing CSET Subtest III scores with their student teaching application. If taking courses in place of CSET subtest IV and V, candidates must show proof of enrollment in the courses with their student teaching application. Courses must be completed prior to beginning student teaching. Candidates that are using the CSET exam to meet the BILA requirements must submit passing scores for all subtests (III, IV and V) with their student teaching application. 
  • 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). If you don't have a current TB test, make an appointment with Student Health Services asap.
  • Pass all parts of CSET and submit copies of your official scores or have completed a CTC approved Subject Matter Preparation Program. (ITEP students must request a subject matter evaluation from the Liberal Studeis department prior to applying for student teaching.)
  • Complete the Basic Skills Requirement and submit copies of your official scores
  • Register for the RICA exam and submit proof of registration or passing scores with your Stduent Teaching Application.
  • Submit a COMPLETE application packets to the Teacher Preparation Advising Center (TPAC) via the One Drive link below by the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be accepted! Late applications will not be accepted.

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 until you have official passing scores for all required exams.

Student Teaching Application

Complete applications must be submitted by Thursday October 1, 2020 for Spring 2021 Student Teaching. 

Follow the steps below carefully to submit your Spring 2021 Student Teaching Application online.

Click here, for a detailed checklist of the steps below as well as tips to help in submitting your application.

Step 1: Complete and Save the following items for preparation to upload to the MSCP Student Teaching Application One Drive File:

  • MyCSULB Unofficial Transcripts - Download these from your MyCSULB and save them as a PDF.  4-CSULB Transcripts.
  • Proof of Certificate of Clearance or 30 Day Sub Permit. Take a screen shot from the CTC website and save it as 5-CTC Clearance
  • Proof of Basic Skills (CBEST scores, SAT scores, ACT scores, etc.) - Save as 6-Basic Skills
  • Valid TB Test - Save as 8-TB Test
  • Proof of Valid CPR – must provide a valid copy of infant, child and adult CPR Certification. Required program to recommendation of credential – Save as 9-CPR
  • Proof of Registration 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. – Save as 10-RICA

Step 2: Upload your documents to the MSCP Student Teaching Application One Drive file no later than 5pm on Thursday October 1, 2020.

  • 1-Student Teaching Application
  • 2-Evaluation Request
  • 3-Payment Receipt
  • 4-CSULB Transcripts
  • 5-CTC Clearance
  • 6-Basic Skills
  • 7-Subject Matter
  • 8-TB Test
  • 9-CPR
  • 10-RICA
  • 11-Verification of AoR

You do NOT need to include your name in the file names since One Drive will automatically add this for you. One Drive is a safe and secure file upload site.

All students must submit their student teaching application online. If you have any questions, send us an email at ced-tpac@csulb.edu or participate in Zoom advising M-F from 9am-11am or 2pm-4pm to speak with a Credential Advisor.

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 until you have official passing scores for all required exams.

If you have any questions on the process, send us an email at ced-tpac@csulb.edu, or video chat with us via Zoom at https://csulb.zoom.us/j/418736275. during online advising hours (M-F 9am-11am and 2pm-4pm).