MSCP Student Teaching

 Elementary Education

Fieldwork Information

Spring 2023

  • Application Period | August 22, 2022 - September 23, 2022
  • Application Link | will be available August 22, 2022
  • Fieldwork Dates | January 17, 2023 - May 26, 2023
  • Mandatory Fieldwork Orientation | TBD

Fall 2022

  • FA22 Co-Teaching Phase-In Schedule
  • Application Period | Closed - Deadline was February 28, 2022
  • Fieldwork Dates | August 15, 2022 - December 16, 2022
  • Mandatory Fieldwork Orientation | Attendance to both is not required, only one
    • Friday, April 29, 2022 from 3-5pm via Zoom
    • Friday, May 6, 2022 from 1-3pm via Zoom

Spring 2022

  • SP22 Co-Teaching Phase-In Schedule
  • Application Period | Closed - Deadline was October 8, 2021
  • Fieldwork Dates | January 18, 2022 - May 27, 2022 (All Day Long)
  • Mandatory Fieldwork Orientation | Attendance to both is not required, only one
    • Monday, November 15, 2021 | 1-3pm | via Zoom
    • Friday, November 19, 2021 | 2-4pm | via Zoom

Submitting a ST-Fieldwork application will not guarantee you student teaching clearance. In order to clear for fieldwork all students (non-employed and interns) must meet ALL eligibility requirements. 

Eligibility Requirements

In order to clear for fieldwork, students must meet ALL of the eligibility requirements, including full completion of the Basic Skills Requirement and Subject Matter Competency. Necessary documentation to show completion or in-progress for any missing or pending requirement(s) is required. 

Please work on obtaining and submitting all necessary documentation to as soon as possible. If you have already submitted updated information on any of the items listed you do not have to resubmit again.

Eligibility Requirements are:

  1. Complete and Submit a ST-Fieldwork Application by the deadline
  2. Have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0
  3. Be admitted to CSU Stanislaus as a matriculated student
  4. Valid TB Clearance for the entire student teaching period
  5. Valid CCTC Clearance for the entire student teaching period
  6. Fully Meet Basic Skills Requirement (BSR) - Here are a couple common ways to meet BSR but you can visit CCTC Basic Skills Requirement for the complete option list.
    • Pass all CBEST exam sections - if you are working on taking the CBEST exam, whether it is one section or all three, proof of registration is required. Results deadline is April 1, 2022.
    • Pass Commission-approved coursework - this route requires a Basic Skills Requirement (BSR) Form to be submitted directly to Credential Services at to have your coursework evaluated by a Credential Analyst. They will confirm if you met this requirement through coursework (or combo) or not.
  7. Fully Meet Subject Matter Competency (SMC) - As of now, SMC can be completed through one of the following options:
    • ESM Waivers
    • Pass all CSETs | 101, 214, 103 - must submit proof of registration to and have results no later than April 1, 2022.
    • Have an authorized bachelor's degree that matches content area
  8. Complete and Pass with a grade C or better: Second Language Experience, WP English Composition, American Government/Constitution and ALL credential courses: Co-requisites and Method Courses
    • MSCP and ESCP students cannot take EDMS 4110/4111 or EDMS 4121 or more than 3 additional units while student teaching. Any student who has yet to complete these two courses or will be enrolling in more than 3 units other than the fieldwork courses (excluding EDMS 4110/4111 or 4121) is required to submit a Selection and Review Petition Form along with a letter to Teacher Education for approval. Petitions require submission 2 weeks before committee meeting. Committee meeting dates can be found on the Teacher Education webpage.
  9. Attempt the RICA exam 
    • Attempt RICA Deadline: 7/10/22 to receive results on 7/20/22.
      This means, July 10, 2022 is the last day to take the exam to meet all student teaching eligibility requirements but you may register to take the exam sooner than 7/10. You do not need to pass, however, you do need to attempt the exam to proceed with the program.

Due to placement availability, anyone without a complete application by April 1, 2022 will be waitlisted. The cleared list is on a first come, first serve basis. We cannot guarantee that if you pass your exams or submit necessary documentation after April 1, you will receive a placement. All eligibility requirements must be completed by or before the Apr. 1 deadline to be fully cleared for student teaching.

Handbooks and Forms 


Fieldwork Resources

K-12 Virtual Teaching Resources

Student Teaching Courses

Every student that was cleared for student teaching by Field Services (employed and non-employed) must enroll in the following fieldwork courses:

  • EDMS 4180 - Classroom Management (3 Units)
  • EDMS 4190 (001) - Student Teaching Practicum I (4 Units)
  • EDMS 4191 (001) - Student Teaching Practicum II (5 Units)

Program Coordinator

Dr. Anne Weisenberg | 

Dr. Weisenberg's Virtual Office Hours 
Tuesdays: 10:30-11:30am | Zoom

Office of Field Services | 209.667.3045

Upon Completing Fieldwork and all Program Courses

Submit a Credential Application for Online Recommendation to Please DO NOT mail this application directly to CCTC. Credential Services will check documents, verify eligibility and recommend for the credential. More information is found HERE.


All credential students may participate in the commencement ceremony and purchase a cap and gown, the only difference is that there is no application for graduation required for credential students. As long as you are on track to completing all fieldwork requirements and program courses, your name will be provided to the commencement office to add into the program. Find commencement information HERE. Questions may be directed to