Department of Education. Cal Poly Pomona. Basic Teacher Credential Programs Offered. Multiple Subject Credential (elementary/middle school teaching) http://www.csupomona.edu/~ education/credential/programs/multiple_subject/index.shtml Single Subject Credential
(elementary/middle school teaching)
(secondary/middle school teaching)
(Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe disabilities)
There are two routes you may take in order to complete a teacher credential program at Cal Poly Pomona. Course and exam requirements remain the same; it is the way in which the program is completed that may vary.
Questions related to Financial Aid may be directed to:
Lupe Linares, Financial Aid Counselor
University Admissions Questions:
Dulce Guerrero, Admissions Counselor
email@example.com (909) 869-2996
Financial Aid Questions:
Lupe Linares, Financial Aid Counselor
firstname.lastname@example.org (909) 869-3707
Multiple Subject Credential Program:
Minerva Camacho, Credential Analyst
email@example.com (909) 869-2301
Single Subject Credential Program:
Jennifer Padilla, Credential Analyst
firstname.lastname@example.org (909) 869-2303
Education Specialist Credential Program:
Geri Hunt, Credential Analyst
email@example.com (909) 869-2306
All candidates for the credential programs must first be admitted to the university as a post-baccalaureate student. (Credential Program admissions will come at a later time).
University Admissions Requirements:
Remember, this process is different from Credential Program Admissions
If you are considering adding a Spanish, Cantonese, or Mandarin Bilingual Authorization, meet with the Bilingual Programs Coordinator and schedule time to complete Bilingual Authorization requirements
Program Planning & Advising:
Student Program Plans: http://www.csupomona.edu/~education/credential/forms.shtml
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Requirements for Credential Program Consideration
Credential Program Admissions Packets can be found here:
As of 2007, all multiple and single subject teacher candidates in the state of California are required to complete and pass a Teaching Performance Assessment based on the Teaching Performance Expectations.
Cal Poly Pomona uses the California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA) which includes 4 tasks:
Task 1 “Subject-Specific Pedagogy” (Completed in TED 444/446)
Task 2 “Designing Instruction” (Completed in TED 443/432)
Task 3 “Assessing Learning”(Completed in Clinical Practice I)
Task 4 “Culminating Teaching Experience” (Completed in Clinical Practice II)
Like the CSET, CBEST, or RICA, the CalTPA is a high stakes assessment.
You MUST pass all 4 tasks with a score of 3 or 4 in order to earn your California teaching credential.
Contact: Dr. Amy Gimino, TPA Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Work full-time as a teacher, attend classes in the evenings!
If you are able to find a position as a teacher in a school that we are contracted to work with, you may be eligible to begin an internship, provided you have met the following requirements:
For more information, please click on the link below:
Upon successful completion of clinical practice requirements, you will be notified that the time has come to apply for your credential! Items that may be requested include:
Adding the SS Credential to a MS Credential:
Adding the MS Credential to a SS Credential:
Adding another Subject to a SS Credential:
You may apply directly to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) once the above requirements have been met.
A variety of options exist…
See the Education Specialist website for the most recent information:
Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program - FFEL and Direct Loan ProgramsTo qualify, a teacher must have been employed as a full-time teacher for five consecutive complete academic years in an elementary or secondary school that has been designated as a low-income school by the U.S. Department of Education. Teachers may receive up to either $5,000 or $17,500 of loan cancellation if they teach in a low-income school.A fully qualified elementary or secondary teacher is eligible for up to $5,000 in loan forgiveness if they teach in a low-income school.Teachers may receive up to $17,500 in loan forgiveness if they are fully qualified and are:--teachers of mathematics or science in an eligible secondary school--special education teachers.Please see the Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program website for more information: http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/charts/teacher
The Federal Perkins Loan Teacher Cancellation program applies to teachers who have taught in an elementary or secondary school as a:--teacher in a school serving students from low-income families--special education teacher--teacher in the fields of mathematics, science, foreign languages,or bilingual education, or in other shortage areas in the state.If a borrower is eligible for teacher cancellation under any of the categories, up to 100 percent of the loan may be canceled for teaching service in the following increments:--15% for the first and year second years of service--20 percent canceled for the third and fourth years--30 percent canceled for the fifth year.Please see the Federal Perkins Loan Teacher Cancellation website for more information: http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/charts/teacher