»Current Credential Students

Welcome to the Credential Information page for currently enrolled students.  This page will provide you with the information you will need to obtain your credential. Please note that for academic advisement you should contact your program director or coordinator.

For questions regarding credential paperwork requirements or filing for your credential please contact Maria Lynch at 714-628-2735 or mmlynch@chapman.edu

For questions regarding Teacher Performance Assessments (TPAs) please contact James Taylor at 714-289-3107 or jptaylor@chapman.edu

+-New Job Openings

July 28, 2015

The Diocese of Orange Catholic Elementary Schools has several teaching and administrative positions available.  
Please visit this link to view all of the positions available.

Rowland Unified School District is hiring various teaching positions. Interested students, who are Intern eligible or recently credentialed, in the following areas should directly contact Ann Fisher, Human Resources Coordinator at afisher@rowland.k12.ca.us or (626) 854-8378.

1) French
2) Chemistry
3) K-8 Music instruction with an emphasis in three areas, Orchestra, Mariachi, and traditional band
4) Temporary (one semester) Orchestra teacher

+-Student Teaching Applications - Spring 2016

Spring 2016 Student Teaching Applications are due October 1, 2015.  

  • Students are required to pass all sub-sections of their CSET exam and scores must be received by October 1, 2015.
  • Students are required to submit CalTPA Task 1 (Subject Specific Pedagogy) and Task 2 (Designing Instruction) by October 1, 2015.
  • Students are required to pass the CBEST exam.
  • Multiple Subject Students are required to pass the RICA exam.
  • Students are required to obtain a Certificate of Clearance with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Students who do not meet these requirements will not be able to student teach.  Please contact Dr. Michelle Samura at samura@chapman.edu for more details.

 

Online Student Teaching Application will be available in late Summer 2015.

+-Student Teaching Applications - Fall 2015

Fall 2015 Student Teaching Applications are due March 1, 2015.  

  • Students are required to pass the CBEST exam.
  • Multiple Subject Students are required to pass the RICA exam
  • Students are required to pass all sub-sections of their CSET exam and the scores must be received by May 15, 2015.
  • Students are required CalTPA Task 1 (Subject Specific Pedagogy) and Task 2 (Designing Instruction) by July 1, 2015. 
  • Students are required to obtain a Certificate of Clearance with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
  • Completed or Enrolled in Required Course Work (Please see Student Teaching Applications for more details)

Students who do not meet these requirements will not be able to student teach.  Please contact Dr. Michelle Samura at samura@chapman.edu for more details.

Multiple Subject Student Teaching Application

Single Subject Student Teaching Application

+-EDUC 550: CalTPA’s and the Current Deadlines

EDUC 550 is designed for students to complete the California Teaching Performance Assessments (CalTPAs).  All multiple and single subject credential students are required to complete and pass the CalTPAs. These assessments are designed to give you the opportunity to develop, refine, and demonstrate your teaching knowledge, skills, and abilities during your teacher preparation program.  

Beginning Spring 2015, the CES policy on TPA deadlines is as follows:


FOR TPAs 1 & 2:

For students planning to student teach in Fall Semester 2015, you are required to:
1. Submit teaching application by March 1, 2015.
2. Submit TPAs 1 & 2 by July 1, 2015.
3. Student must pass TPAs 1 & 2 in order to receive student teaching placement.
 
For students planning to student teach in Spring Semester 2016, you are required to:
1. Submit TPAs 1 & 2 PRIOR to October 1, 2015.
2. Submit teaching application by October 1, 2015.
3. Student must pass TPAs 1 & 2 in order to receive student teaching placement.

After Spring Semester 2016:
- All applications to student teach in Fall Semester are due on March 1.
- All applications to student teach in Spring Semester are due on October 1.
- Students must submit TPAs 1 & 2 PRIOR to submitting student teaching application.
- Students must PASS TPAs 1 & 2 in order to receive student teaching placement.

Students who do not meet these requirements will not be able to student teach. 

FOR TPAs 3 & 4:
The CES policy on TPA deadlines states that students have 1 semester beyond completion of student teaching to submit TPAs 3 and 4. However, we STRONGLY advise that you complete TPAs 3 and 4 as soon as possible because you CANNOT be hired as a California public school teacher unless you have passed all your TPAs.

 If you completed student teaching before or during Fall Semester 2014, you must complete TPAs 3 and 4 by August 31, 2015.

 If you will complete student teaching in Spring Semester 2015, you must complete TPAs 3 and 4 by December 12, 2015.

 TPA SUBMISSIONS

Please plan accordingly and make sure you have access to the appropriate TPA submission portal as soon as possible. Students enrolled in EDUC 550 before Fall Semester 2014 will submit their TPAs through CalTPA Blackboard Organization. Students enrolled in EDUC 550 during or after Fall Semester 2014 will submit their TPAs through Taskstream.

 Contact James Taylor if you need assistance with Taskstream or Blackboard enrollment at 714-289-3107 or jptaylor@chapman.edu

+-Students About to be Credentialed:

In order to be recommended for your Preliminary Credential you must complete the Exit survey.  Professional Clear Candidates in PPSP and PPSC must also complete an exit survey
Chapman Credential program Exit Survey Evaluation.

Once you have completed the Exit Survey please contact Maria Lynch at the Credential and Student Services Office to receive your Online Credential Recommendation Form.

Chapman Credential Services Office:

Chapman University 
Credential Services Office
One University Dr.
Orange, CA 92866

Maria Lynch - Credentials
Office: 714-628-2735
Fax: 714-628-2714
mmlynch@chapman.edu 

Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Teacher Education Scholarship

Newly admitted students to the M.A. in Teacher or any credential program during the 2014- 15 academic year are eligible for a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to cover the cost courses during the first semester. Please see the Teacher Education Program Scholarship page for more information.