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California State University Teacher Preparation Program

Updates
March 2009
Volume 1 - Issue 4

CSU Fullerton Regional Center
Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and portions of Los Angeles Counties

CSU Fresno Regional Center
Northeastern and Central California

CSU Los Angeles Regional Center
Central and Western Los Angeles County, Ventura County

CSU Monterey Bay Regional Center
Coastal California and the San Francisco Bay area

CalStateTEACH
CalStateTEACH is a non-traditional, online multiple subject credential program available to student teachers and interns anywhere in the state.

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Alternative CSU Teacher Training Program a Success

Reducing class size in the primary grades was an idea in the mid 90’s that hit the education community totally unprepared. It was, in reality, a concept that could not be backed up with the teacher corps that was in place. This was the crisis that brought about the creation of the CalStateTEACH program.

CSU Chancellor Dr. Charles Reed saw the need to face the problem aggressively and immediately. He envisioned a program that would combine the flexibility of on-line learning with the real-world experience new teachers were facing in their classrooms. It also needed to meet the academic requirements for those located in rural and remote areas throughout the state. CalStateTEACH is the result of that concept with the need for more well prepared teachers. In August 1998, a group of outstanding CSU teacher education faculty began to design this unique venture, and the first cohort entered the program in September 1999. The success of this new idea has impressed even its loyal advocates. How else could you feel about an alternative training concept that has risen to the top of every study and survey conducted by the university?

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Making Effective Use of Intern Teachers

When critical teacher shortages hit a district (think science, math, English, special education), finding an effective alternative is very important. Intern teachers are an effective staffing solution under those circumstances.

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Checking Teacher Credentials Online

The Commission on Teaching Credentialing (CTC) has moved much of their communications, documents, and interactions with the public into today’s digital world. This modern tool makes their work faster and more accurate. It also allows them to provide public access to important information. A prime example, to be found on the CTC’s web site, is the capacity to check on the teaching credentials of any licensed teacher in California. Typically all you need to know is the teacher’s first and last name, social security number or birth date. With this knowledge, and access to the digital portal, the response is almost instantaneous.

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Dr. Carolyn Bishop, Regional Director, CalStateTEACH
California State University Fullerton, 2600 E. Nutwood, Suite 610, Fullerton CA 92831
Email: fullerton@calstateteach.net | www.calstateteach.net