Listed below are some available test prep options for some of the CTC required assessments for the Credential Programs. Contact the Teacher Preparation Advising Center if you have any questions.
Free CBEST Online Preparation Course and Practice Tests
The Teacher Preparation Advising Center and Impact Teach Program sponsor a free online CBEST preparation course and practice test opportunities through Longsdale Publications. This program is free of charge to students, and is designed to complement your own self-study for the exam.
To access the online course, please fill in the form with your information. Once your request has been received, you will be emailed log-in information and an access code.
Below are some resources to help in preparing for the CSET exam.
Teachers Test Prep - www.teacherstestprep.com
Free practice tests, study guides, live prep classes, one-on-one tutoring and online prep.
CSET Website Preparation Materials - ctcexams.nesinc.com
Click on the Prepare tab at the top of the page for full length sample tests and test guides.
Khan Academy - www.khanacademy.org
Many subject areas covered in easy to understand video formats. Free
MIT OpenCourseWare - www.ocw.mit.edu
MIT offers many of the same lectures regularly presented on their campus free online.
Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative - www.oli.cmu.edu
Mixed media online course in STEM subject areas and some world languages. Some content may have fees associated.
The RICA Preparation Workshop is for CSULB students and alumni pursuing the Multiple Subject, Education Specialist or Urban Dual Credential Programs
The College of Education is offering a FREE RICA preparation workshop for CSULB Multiple Subject, Education Specialist or Urban Dual Credential current students and alumni preparing to take the RICA Examination.
RICA Preparation Workshops
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|Wednesday April 26, 2023||4:30pm||Zoom||RSVP|
|Saturday April 29, 2023||10:00am||Zoom||RSVP|
Cracking the CalTPA
The Free Cracking the CalTPA Workshops are open the candidates currently student teaching in the Education Specialist, Multiple Subject, Single Subject and Urban Dual Credential Programs at CSULB. The workshops give an overview of the CalTPA cycles as well as some tips and pointers to use when completing your assessment. The CalTPA Cycle 1 & 2 workshops are only open to current CSULB student teachers.
Notifications of the workshops will be sent to all active student teachers once dates are finalized each semester.
CalTPA Tech Support Workshop
The CalTPA Tech Workshops assist students in clipping their video components for upload to the Pearson platform for CalTPA Cycle 1 and Cycle 2. Candidates should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an individual appointment for assistance. Be sure to bring your videos with you to the appointment for assistance in clipping and uploading.