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Multiple Subject Credential Program Student Teaching

Multiple Subject Credential Program Student Teaching

Fall 2022 MSCP Student Teaching Applications are due Tuesday March 15, 2022 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.
  • Provide Proof of completing the Subject Matter Competency Requirement (Passing CSET scores, verification of Liberal Studies Degree or verification of coursework completed)
  • Complete the Basic Skills Requirement 
  • Register for the RICA exam and submit proof of registration or passing scores with your Student Teaching Application.
  • Submit a COMPLETE application packets to the Teacher Preparation Advising Center (TPAC) via DocuSign. 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 available. Do NOT submit a petition until you have official passing scores for all required exams.

Student Teaching Application

Complete applications must be submitted by Tuesday March 15, 2022 for Fall 2022 Student Teaching. 

Follow the steps below carefully to submit your Fall 2022 Student Teaching Application online. 

Step 1: Gather the Following Documents

  • Student Teaching Placement Information form - Click the link to complete the Placement Information form.
  • $25 Credit Card receipt: https://commerce.cashnet.com/csulbcedcredentials, Take a screen shot of the receipt to upload with your application
  • MyCSULB Unofficial Transcripts - Download these from your MyCSULB Student Center and save them as a PDF.
  • Proof of Certificate of Clearance or 30 Day Sub Permit. Take a screen shot from the CTC website
  • Proof of Basic Skills (CBEST scores, SAT scores, ACT scores, verification of courework, etc.)
  • Proof of Subject Matter Competency - Passing CSET Multiple Subject Scores, verification of Liberal Studies Degree or verification of coursework to satisfy subject matter competency
  • 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 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. 
  • 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, upload all the above items and submit prior to 5pm on March 15th.

 

Contact the Teacher Preparation Advising Center if you have any questions. 

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.

Contact the Teacher Preparation Advising Center if you have any questions.