Teaching Performance Assessment
The California State University Fullerton Single Subject Credential Program utilizes the Redeveloped CalTPA (2018) to assess candidate performance and proficiency.
- Candidates must successfully complete CalTPA Cycle 1: Learning About Students and Planning Instruction before they may advance to the second semester of the program. While each first semester course will have content that prepares candidates for Cycle, there will also be five (5) syncrhonous meetings (part of EDSC 440S/F) that provide explicit support for candidates' work on Cycle 1. Candidates must successfully complete CalTPA Cycle 2: Assessment-Driven Instruction before they complete the program and are recommended for a credential. While each second semester course will have content that prepares candidates for Cycle 2, there is also specialized course, EDSC 460, that will provide explicit support for candidates' work on Cycle 2.
- Each candidate will be required to submit a signed TPA Attestation form to the CalTPA Coordinator before submitting their Cycle 1 CalTPA materials. This signed attestation will be kept in the Secondary Education office for a period of one year.
More information on CalTPA is available from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing at CTC Exams .