Teacher Recruitment & Retention Office


We encourage and support students from underrepresented categories to apply to our program.


The Stan State CBEST Workshops provide an introduction to exam specifications and content. Attendees will gain the tool, techniques, and an overall understanding of the exam.

DATE: Saturday, February 23, 2019

WORKSHOP: Reading & Writing
TIME: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

WORKSHOP: Mathematics
TIME: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

LOCATION: Demergasso - Bava Hall (DBH) 102

(Please note: If you are planning to take both workshops, registration for both is required.)

The California State University, Stanislaus Student to Teacher Conference provides important and useful information, resources and teacher professional development. Workshops, facilitated by education professionals from the Central Valley and beyond, will cover a variety of innovative topics designed to support new and future teachers in their education and career goals. Serving over 200 new and future teachers each year, the Student to Teacher Conference provides a forum for educators to engage in conversation with peers and colleagues on effective teaching strategies and current educational trends.

The conference will provide important and useful information, resources and professional development.  Education professionals will cover topics designed to support new and future teachers and provide a forum for educators to engage in conversation with peers and colleagues on effective teaching strategies.

Workshop topics will include (but are not limited to):

  • How to Clear Your Preliminary Credential
  • Classroom Management Strategies that will keep you sane from Day one             
  • Easy and effective classroom discipline strategies with "Humor"     
  • Eight simple rules for more effective teaching, lower stress levels, and a happier class
  • Central California Math Project
  • How to Clear Your Preliminary Credential
  • ELA/ELD Teaching Structures                              
  • SSCP Info. session
  • Classroom Management: Finding Your Balance Between a Kitten and a Tiger
  • First Year Teaching Experience - Lessons learned
  • Classroom Management  
  • Understanding Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and its Implications for Classroom Instruction                    
  • Understanding Dyslexia
  • SCTA Panel Presentation
  • Making Screencast Videos to support Learners 24/7
  • Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Building a Positive Parent Rapport
  • Relationships and successful classroom disciplining - what you will never learn in college
  • A Teacher Q & A:  Addressing Questions, Concerns and Fears
  • Financial aid for future teachers
  • Credential program Prerequisite Requirements and Application Process
  • Empower Every Learner Through Equitable Instructional Practices
  • Unit Planning Using Backwards Design                       
  • Understanding and Applying the Principles of the Smarter Balanced Assessment to your Own Classroom Assessments                           
  • Teaching Argumentative Writing
  • Tips to building your first professional resume
  • Future Teacher Panel Presentation
  • Exploring Stan State Teacher Preparation Pathways
  • Student California Teachers Association Benefits 
  • Get Ready. Set. Go! Onward to my Career as an Educator 
  • How Spanish-speaking immigrant parents understand and experience parental involvement with school

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Debra Bukko

Dr. Bukko returns to Stanislaus State where she began her pursuit of higher education, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a teaching credential. As a first generation college student reared in the Central Valley, Dr. Bukko shared, "I feel like I'm coming home as I join the faculty at Stanislaus State. This is where I learned that anything can be possible for ALL students, no matter the barriers and hardships life can pose."

During her thirty year career as a public educator, Dr. Bukko taught high school English and then went on to serve as a school site administrator as well as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction and Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services at the district office level.

After completing a Master’s of Science degree in School Counseling and earning a Pupil Personnel Services credential, Dr. Bukko completed her doctorate in Educational Leadership at the University of the Pacific. Her research focuses on educational and instructional leadership, equity and excellence in education, and teacher efficacy.

DATE: Saturday, March 2, 2019

TIME: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

LOCATION: Main Dining 



Support from STEM faculty and advisors to support, enhance, and provide a career in teaching
The National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented STEM majors and professionals to become middle school and high school mathematics and science teachers.

AMOUNT: $10,000 annually (up to $30,000)


DEADLINE: April 5, 2019


The Solar Suitcase Program was created by a partnership between PG&E and We Share Solar. The goal is to teach children about clean-sustainable energy through engineering. Once assembled, the solar suitcases are sent to local shelters and third world nations in need.

The Solar Suitcase Program is looking for volunteers to teach children about solar power and the value of contributing to communities in need. Volunteers will receive support and mentoring from STEM faculty and advisors. We Share Solar provides the Solar Suitcase curriculum for volunteers.


              Volunteer Commitment: 2 hours per week (1 hour prep time, 1 hour Solar Suitcase activity).

CONTACT: Miriam Ureno Moreno, STEM Vista Coordinator
                   (209) 667-3377
                    FDC 107


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Contact Information

Ms. Tara Ribeiro 
Director, Teacher Recruitment and Retention
DBH 307
(209) 667-3589

The mission of the Teacher Recruitment and Retention Program (TRRP) is to increase the diversity pool and total number of students enrolling in undergraduate or post-baccalaureate teacher preparation programs. TRRP helps guide future teachers through the credential program application process and provides financial aid information and credential examination preparation resources. Additionally, TRRP supports future teachers in developing the skills necessary to succeed educationally and professionally.

Official Website, California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) 
On this site you will find up-to-date CSET testing and registration information, test preparation materials, and services that enable you to register and obtain unofficial test results online.

Official Website, California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST)
On this site you will find up-to-date CBEST testing and registration information, test preparation materials, and services that enable you to register and obtain unofficial test results onlline.

Credential Program Prerequisite Advising 

Advisor: Tara Ribeiro, Director,
Teacher Recruitment and Retention
Math and Science Teacher Initiative

Office: DBH 307 - See Map
Telephone: (209) 667-3589
Email: TRibeiro@csustan.edu

Credential Services Information

For credential program prerequisite and application information sessions

Credential Services

Undergraduate Advising for Math and Science Teacher Preparation

Department/ Major Advisor Office Location Phone Email
Anthropology Dr. Miller-Anotino C-215c (209)667-3604 smillerantonio@csustan.edu
Art (SMPP)** Dr. Robin A-037 (209)667-3432 rrobin@csustan.edu
Biological Science  Dr. Fleming N-261



Chemistry  Dr. Nhu-Y- Stessman  N-363



Child Development All Instructors C-231 (209)667-3386  
English (SMPP)** Dr. Foreman DBH-269 (209)664-6509 wforeman@csustan.edu
Gender Studies Dr. Eudey C-107 (209)664-6673 beudey@csustan.edu
Geology Dr.Ferriz N-158



History Dr. Weikart C-118E (209)667-3522 rweikart@csustan.edu
Kinesiology (SMPP)** Dr. Hall F-142 (209)667-3325 ehall@csustan.edu
Liberal Studies
Undergraduate Prep Program for Elementary (Multiple Subject) Candidates
All Ins DBH 300 (209)667-3749 Directory
Mathematics (SMPP)** Dr. Johannsdottir S-11



Music Dr. Kavasch M-3A (209)667-3422 dkavash@csustan.edu
Philosophy Dr. Winfree L-185K (209)664-6669 jwinfree@csustan.edu
Physics & Physical Sciences Department N-164



Psychology All Instructors C-231 (209)667-3386  
Social Science (SMPP)** Dr. Chau-Pu Chiang C-102A (209)667-3665 cchiang@csustan.edu
Spanish (SMPP)** Dr. Bargetto-Andres DBH-243 (209)667-3789 tbandres@csustan.edu
Theater Dr. Mayer D-15A (209)667-3452 jmayer@csustan.edu

Additional Campus Resources:
Teacher Education
Math and Science Teacher Initiative