Credential Student Resources


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.
Credential Handbook (PDF, 601KB)
Intern Handbook (PDF, 2.9MB)

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

Scholarship Opportunities

We are committed to providing teacher candidates information on current scholarship opportunities. Please visit our Scholarship and Grants page for more information.

Substitute Teaching

Substitute teaching requires a passing CBEST score and a 30-day Substitute Permit. You can apply for the permit directly on the CTC website, or you can contact your County Office of Education.

Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT)

Candidates in our teacher preparation program must complete the Performance Assessment for California Teachers (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

During 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 will need to complete the Credential Recommendation form and set up an appointment with a credential analyst for an exit meeting.

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.

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.


Graduate Studies Center

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