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Student Resources

Please visit the following websites to obtain more information regarding teacher credentials in California. 

Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)
This site provides information regarding credentialing in California.

Basic Skills Requirement Options
This chart outlines the various options to meet the Basic Skills Requirement

Credentialing Examinations: CSET, CBEST, RICA
This site houses the information for state examinations such as the CSET, CBEST, and other. 

Credentialing Examination Preparation Workshop: CSET, RICA
CSUB offers CSET and RICA prep classes. Click here for information on CSET prep. Click here for information on RICA prep. Click here for information on free or low cost resources for students preparing for credential exams (CSET/CBEST).

LiveText is a system of data collection and reporting that measures learning goals and objectives. Faculty utilize Livetext to collect and analyze candidate data for continuous improvement.

Financial Aid
There is a large amount of scholarships and financial aid available for prospective and current teachers. Your first resource on campus would be the Financial Aid office where they can assist you with the FAFSA application and much more.

The Teach California website is an online resource that directs you to scholarship and grant programs for teachers in California. 

Child Development Training Consortium
CDTC provides services, training, technical assistance, and resources to students and professionals working with and for children.

Placement File
The Self-Managed Placement File is a tool used by many school districts as part of their application process.

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Teacher Education

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA  93311-1022

for MS / SS Teaching Credential Program:
Shaylyn Marks 
MS/SS Program Director
(661) 654-2458
Office: EDUC 223

for the MS / SS Teaching Credential Program:
Jayme Barton
Program Evaluator
(661) 654-3075
Office: EDUC 134

for MS / SS Teaching Credential Program:
Patricia Lane 
MS/SS Academic Advisor
(661) 654-2482
Office: EDUC 233


Administrative Support Coordinator II 
Paula Francis
(661) 654-3134 
Office: EDUC 117


Antelope Valley Center

California State University, Bakersfield-AV
43909 30th Street West
Lancaster, CA  93536

Phone: (661) 952-5080
Fax: (661) 952-5122
Office: 301