Credential Program Preparation Resources

Credential Program Resources: - Updated February, 2021

We strongly encourage DACA students to apply to the UC Santa Cruz MA/Credential Program. We also encourage you to provide your DACA status in the personal statement in your application. Also, please reach out to a Cal Teach Student Advisor and make an appointment to speak with Soleste Hilberg, Ph.D. (, Director of Teacher Education for the UCSC MA/Credential Program, to explore funding options. 

Cal Teach Credential Info Night Presentation Slides

California Credential Programs Info - updated November, 2020!

Info Night Interactive Handout

Editable Info Night Interactive Handout (for Credential Info Night Fall 2020)

Application Writing Workshop Handout

Potential Funding Sources

Guidelines for Requesting a Letter of Recommendation

Test Prep Resources:

Testing for your Credential Info

Important Testing Information pertaining to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

CSET Math Subject Matter Waiver

Cal Teach Book/Test Prep Inventory

Financial Support

FREE Online MSTI CSET Math & Science Workshops -  Spring & Summer 2020

CBEST Study Resources

CSET Study Resources

 Other: CSET/CBEST Exams and Free Practice Tests

Certificate of Clearance Instructions

*Interns who have successfully completed CaT3 are eligible for Cal Teach reimbursement of Certificate of Clearance fees. Cal Teach interns who have NOT completed CaT3 should check in with Cal Teach staff to discuss eligibility.

Cal Grant Fund 

QUESTIONS?: Contact Cal Teach to set up an advising appointment!