School of Education

Support Services

The following services are available to support prospective and current and prospective students, as well as school partners:

School of Education Services

Credential ServicesThe Credential Services office serves as the liaison between CSU, Chico and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). All final paperwork and credential recommendations are processed through this office.

CalTPA Information (PDF)CalTPA is one of the final assessments completed by multiple subject and single subject credential candidates before they become teachers. All single subject and multiple subject credential candidates must complete this TPA. CalTPA is split up into two cycles, which can be submitted separately. Both must be passed.

Credential Advising—If you have a question about a credential program, whether you are a current or prospective student, please contact an advisor to have all of your questions answered.

Field Placement(opens in new window)Every credential candidate is required to complete a student teaching field experience before earning a credential. Unless candidates are hired by a school district for an internship, the School of Education pairs candidates with qualified local K-12 teachers with whom these experiences can be completed.

Center for Bilingual/Multicultural StudiesThe Center for Bilingual/Multicultural Studies offers additional support for credential candidates and teachers who work with linguistically and/or culturally diverse students. 

CSU, Chico Services

Financial AidIn addition to University, state, and federal financial aid options, credential candidates also have the opportunity to take advantage of grants, stipends, and scholarships offered through the School of Education.

Career CenterThe CSU, Chico Career Center offers a plethora of tools and information to help credential candidates navigate the employment process. In addition to offering customized advising specifically for credential candidates, the Career Center also provides several different workshops and a hiring fair every spring.

University Resources

CSU, Chico is a complex organization to navigate without assistance. Here are just a few of the most important offices and resources on campus:

California Mini-Corps—Coordinated with the Butte County Office of Education, the California Mini-Corps Program is modeled after the Peace Corps. The program seeks to utilize the successes of college students with backgrounds in rural migrant education by having those students volunteer in local schools, hopefully serving as role models for migrant children and encouraging those children to aspire for greatness.

Upward Bound ProjectsUpward Bound seeks to improve the college experience for low-income and first-generation college students by proactively improving their experiences in high school. Upward Bound offers the services and support necessary to improve high school performance and graduation, with the ultimate goal of continuing those successes after the transition to college.

Education for the FutureEducation for the Future is a program sponsored by the School of Education that works with school districts and other educational services to improve student learning through data analysis and systematic educational change.

Student California Teachers AssociationThe SCTA is a collaborative organization for University students seeking a career in education, offering many professional, educational, and economic benefits.

Phi Delta KappaPDK is a dedicated advocate for the public schools, maintains an extensive network of more than 650 PDK chapters in the United States, Canada, and nations in Europe and Asia. The association publishes the Phi Delta Kappan, the most cited education journal in the United States, and sponsors the annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools.