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Multiple Subject Credential Program Student Teaching

Multiple Subject Credential Program Student Teaching

The University has recently announced that all in-person classes will be suspended for the raminder of the Spring 2020 semester as a preventative measure. Please note that this is only as a preventative measure and there are currently NO cases of COVID-19 related to our campus. The Teacher Preparation Advising Center is currently closed until further notice. Because of this, we will be accepting student teaching applications for Fall 2020 via email.  See below for further information on how to submit your student teaching application for Fall 2020.

Fall 2020 MSCP Student Teaching Applications are due Wednesday April 1, 2020

Due to COVID-19, we will accept Fall 2020 Student Teaching Applications via email. Please see below for submission procedures.


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.


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
  • Submit a COMPLETE application packets to the Teacher Preparation Advising Center (TPAC) by the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be accepted! Late applications will not be accepted.

Student Teaching Application

Complete applications must be submitted by Wednesday April 1, 2020 for Fall 2020 Student Teaching. 

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

Step 1: Complete Necessary Forms and Gather Required Documents



  • Proof of Basic Skills Requirement (CBEST scores, ACT score, etc.)
  • Passing CSET Multiple Subject Scores or Verification of Completion of a CTC approved Subject Matter Preparation Program (ITEP students must request a subject matter evaluations prior to submitting the student teaching application.)
  • Passing CSET BILA scores and proof of enrollment in BILA courses, if applicable (BILA candidates only)
  • CTC website printout of Certificate of Clearance or 30-Day Sub Permit 
  • Valid TB Test 
  • Proof of Registration for the RICA exam. Candidates must provide a receipt from the Pearson website that they have registered to take the RICA exam. Test date must be prior to the first day of the Fall 2020 semester.
  • $25 - Credit card receipt: (fee is non-refundable). (The fee is not required for students that are reapplying for student teaching.)
  • Valid CPR - must provide a valid copy of infant, child and adult CPR Certification (course must have a hands-on classroom instruction component) If you do not currently have valid CPR Certification, you may submit your Student Teaching Application without this and submit it at a later time.

Step 2: Email all of the items above as attachments to in ONE email.

         Once your email is received and your application is processed, you will receive a confirmation email with a receipt and information on next steps. We will also forward your application to the Credential Center for processing. You will receive an email receipt from them as well.

Applications must be received No Later Than Wednesday April 1, 2020 at 5:00pm to be Eligible for Fall 2020 Student Teaching!

If you have any questions on the process, send us an email at, or video chat with us via Zoom at during online advising hours (M-F 9am-11am and 2pm-4pm).