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Schools/Colleges of Education

Azusa Pacific University

www.apu.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

California Lutheran University

www.callutheran.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

California Polytechnic State University–San Luis Obispo

www.calpoly.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

California State University–Bakersfield

http://www.csub.edu/

Program:
Teacher Education

California State University–Chico

www.csuchico.edu

Programs:
Teacher Education
Speech-Language Pathology

California State University–Dominguez Hills

www.csudh.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

California State University–East Bay

www.csueastbay.edu

Programs:
Teacher Education
Speech-Language Pathology

California State University–Fresno

www.csufresno.edu

Programs:
Teacher Education
Speech-Language Pathology

California State University–Fullerton

www.fullerton.edu

Programs:
Teacher Education
Speech-Language Pathology

California State University–Long Beach

www.csulb.edu

Program:
Teacher Education
Speech-Language Pathology

California State University–Los Angeles

www.calstatela.edu

Programs:
Teacher Education
Speech-Language Pathology

California State University–Monterey Bay

csumb.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

California State University–Northridge

www.csun.edu

Programs:
Teacher Education
Speech-Language Pathology

California State University–Sacramento

www.csus.edu

Program:
Speech-Language Pathology

California State University–San Bernardino

www.csusb.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

California State University–San Marcos

www.csusm.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

California State University–Stanislaus

www.csustan.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

Chapman University

www.chapman.edu

Programs:
Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council
Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council

Contra Costa College

www.contracosta.edu

Program:
Montessori Education

Loma Linda University

www.llu.edu

Program:
Speech-Language Pathology

Loyola Marymount University

www.lmu.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

Saint Mary’s College of California

www.stmarys-ca.edu

Program:
Montessori Education

San Diego State University

www.sdsu.edu

Programs:
Teacher Education
Speech-Language Pathology

San Diego State University–Imperial Valley Campus

www.ivcampus.sdsu.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

San Francisco State University

www.sfsu.edu

Programs:
Teacher Education
Speech-Language Pathology

San Jose State University

www.sjsu.edu

Programs:
Teacher Education
Speech-Language Pathology

Sonoma State University

www.sonoma.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

Stanford University

www.stanford.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

University of California–Berkeley

www.berkeley.edu

Program:
School Psychology

University of California–Riverside

www.ucr.edu

Program:
School Psychology

University of La Verne

www.laverne.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

University of Redlands

www.redlands.edu

Program:
Speech-Language Pathology

University of San Diego

www.sandiego.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

University of the Pacific

www.pacific.edu

Programs:
Teacher Education
Speech-Language Pathology

Scholarships

California State University – Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE)

APLE is a competitive teacher incentive program designed to encourage outstanding students to become California teachers in subject areas where a critical teacher shortage has been identified or in designated schools meeting specific criteria. As much as $11,000 to $19,000 in outstanding educational loan balances can be paid by the California Student Aid Commission in return for four consecutive years of teaching service in identified teacher shortage areas.

Federal Assistance – Federal Perkins Loan Teacher Cancellation

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
  • in other shortage areas in the state

If a borrower is eligible for teacher cancellation under any of the categories, up to 100% of the loan may be canceled for teaching service.

California Teachers Association (CTA) Scholarships

Ed Romeo Student CTA Scholarship

Three scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $300 each to undergraduate students at a 4-year university. Applicants must be a member of Student CTA.

Ethnic Minority Scholarship

Two scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $250 each to undergraduate students at a 4-year university. Students must be an ethnic minority member of Student CTA.

The Future Educator CTA Scholarship

Five scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $200 each. This scholarship is for students attending community college. The students must be a member of Student CTA.

L. Gordon Bittle Memorial Schloarship

Up to three $3,000 scholarships are awarded. Only 20 applications are received per year, so consider applying!

Teacher Shortage Areas

  • English/Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • School Counselor
  • Special Education
  • Speech Language Pathologists

Getting Certified

Prerequisite Coursework

All states require that certified teachers at a minimum have a Bachelor’s degree. Additionally, some states have undergraduate credit hour requirements for certification in specialty areas. Prerequisite coursework for teaching in California varies depending on different teacher preparation programs and credentials; however, most programs do not have specific undergraduate credit hour requirements.

Teacher Preparation

Teacher preparation includes the completion of an accredited teacher education program. Typically teacher education programs consist of a combination of curricula and fieldwork. The curricula often includes instruction on foundational knowledge and skills, pedagogy (or the art and science of teaching), and preparing students to research, design and implement learning experiences in their field of study. The fieldwork component can include field observations, student teaching, and an internship.

Teacher Salary

Average Elementary Teacher Salary – $63,010

Average Secondary Teacher Salary – $64,860

Teacher salary vs. state avg. – The average teacher in California makes 145% of the salary of the average worker in California.

Vacation weeks per year – 15 weeks

Year to tenure – States continually revise their tenure policies in reaction to teacher concerns and recommendations. Please check with your state’s educational board for the most current information.

Required Tests

In order to become a certified teacher, you must satisfactorily complete the Basic Skill Test requirement and any Subject Area Competence assessments needed for your desired area of instruction.

Basic Skills Test: Calfiornia Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)
CSET Multiple Subject Plus Writing Skills Examination
CSU Early Assessment Program or the CSU Placement Examinations

Subject Area Competence: California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET)

Teacher Certification Information & Links

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Page updated: 10/2018