Credential Student Resources

Examinations

For assistance in preparing for any of the required exams, please visit the Teacher Recruitment Program page. For information on California Educator Credentialing Examinations, registration, schedules, and fees, visit the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) Exams page.

Student Teacher Handbook

The Student Teacher Handbook provides extensive information about our programs, including the student teaching evaluation process and policies. It is your responsibility to review the handbook so that you are fully informed.

For information about field placement, visit the Field Placement page.

The Student Handbooks listed below will soon be available online. For now, please contact the Field Placement office for access to them.

  • Multiple Subject Handbook
  • Single Subject Handbook
  • Special Education Handbook

Scholarship Opportunities

We are committed to providing you with information on scholarship opportunities. Any time we become aware of these opportunities, we will post them on our Scholarship and Grants page.

Substitute Teaching

Substitute teaching can help you decide whether a teaching career is right for you. Informational interviews with current or retired teachers are an excellent means to get a feel for the profession and whether it might be a good fit for you. You can directly to school districts.

Substitute teaching requires that you hold a 30-day substitute permit, you can apply for the permit directly to the CTC or you can contact your County Office of Education.

Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT)

Candidates in our teacher preparation program will complete a summative assessment, PACT. Detailed information about PACT is provided to candidates throughout their program in both coursework and student teaching.

PACT is a consortium of teacher preparation programs at 30 California Universities and 1 internship program. These institutions have joined together to develop a Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA). Successful completion of the TPA will be required to earn a California Preliminary Multiple Subject or Single Subject Teaching Credential.

Applying for Your Credential

When you begin the final phase of your credential program, Credential Services will assist you through the California credential application process. A credential analyst will evaluate your file and submit the recommendation for your credential to the CTC. To apply for your credential you need to complete the Credential Recommendation form and set up an appointment with a credential analyst for an exit meeting.

Below you will find links to the forms and other resources to complete the Credential Request Process.

Applying to a Master of Arts Program

Thinking of continuing your education? We offer a comprehensive set of M.A. programs that provide meaningful professional and academic development. We hope you will consider the programs offered here for all your professional development needs.

If you intend to continue on to a M.A. program, you will need to complete the Change of Objective form and submit to the Credential Services Office.

Graduate Student Resources

Student Handbook

The Graduate Student Handbook will soon be available online. Please contact Credential Services for more information.

Degree Application

Please make sure you have met with your program coordinator and credential analyst before you submit your degree application.

Scholarship Opportunities

We are committed to providing you with information on scholarship opportunities. Any time we become aware of these opportunities, we will post them on our Scholarship and Grants page.

Graduate Studies Center

The Graduate Studies Center (GSC) is dedicated to providing academic, professional and personal support services for post baccalaureate students at CI. Our services aim to facilitate access to post baccalaureate programs, to promote student success and program completion, and to foster professional, personal, and workforce development. We are your one stop resource center for all of your graduate needs!