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 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.
For students planning to student teach in Fall Semester 2016, you are required to:
- All applications to student teach in Fall Semester are due on March 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 18, 2015.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org