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Teacher Education

A brief guide to help you get started. It includes links to main education databases and other useful sources. Visit http://libguides.sjsu.edu for a more comprehensive list of resources arranged by academic disciplines for students and faculty.

Credentials

  • California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
    The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing is an agency in the Executive Branch of California State Government. It was created in 1970 by the Ryan Act and is the oldest of the autonomous state standards boards in the nation. The major purpose of the agency is to serve as a state standards board for educator preparation for the public schools of California, the licensing and credentialing of professional educators in the State, the enforcement of professional practices of educators, and the discipline of credential holders in the State of California.

  • CBEST
    Developed to meet requirements of laws relating to credentialing and employment. This test requirement in no way replaces any of the other requirements of subject matter knowledge, professional preparation, and practice teaching or field experience used in the issuance of credentials. The CBEST is designed to test basic reading, mathematics, and writing skills found to be important for the job of an educator; the test is not designed to measure the ability to teach those skills.

Professional Development

Instructional Materials

Assessment

Second Language Learners

Multimedia for Teaching

Copyright and Fair Use

Copyright and Fair Use can be dizzing subjects. the good news is for many things use in a classroom is covered by fair use. Learn more about copyright, fair use, and more in these links.