»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

+-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 encouraged to register for 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.

+-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 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.

 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

+-New Job Openings

September 2, 2015

Torrance Unified School District is hiring for a high school chemistry teacher.  Applicants must have a valid California Single Subject Chemistry teaching credential.  In addition, candidates must have a CLAD or English Learner Authorization, and have passed the CBEST exam. Please apply through the edjoin link by clicking here. Please contact Debbi Lee for more information at (310) 972-6081 or by email at dlee@tusd.org

August 24, 2015

Ghidotti Early College High School, a California Distinguished School and National Blue Ribbon School nominee, is currently seeking a social science teacher. We are a small public school that is located on, and integrated with, Sierra College in Grass Valley, California. While Ghidotti staff teach high school curriculum, students take a combination of high school and college courses from Sierra College instructors. Many graduate with a high school diploma and an AA degree. Our students are highly motivated hardworking teenagers who have a wide variety of interests, but are especially focused on academics.

The application is available on Edjoin at this link. You can also contact Melissa Madigan at mmadigan@njuhsd.com (530) 274-5271.

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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.