SSCP Student Teaching

 Secondary Education

SSCP Fieldwork Information

Spring 2023

  • Application Period | August 22, 2022 - September 23, 2023
  • Appplication Form | will be available August 22, 2022
  • Fieldwork Date | Mid to Late January (Depends on your individual orientation)
  • New Student/Student Teaching Orientation | TBD

Fall 2022

  • Application Period | Closed - Deadline was February 28, 2022
  • Fieldwork Dates | Mid to Late August (Depends on your individual orientation)
  • New Student/Student Teaching Orientation | May 6, 2022 at 4pm in DBH 167

Spring 2022

  • Application Period | Closed - Deadline was October 8, 2021
  • Fieldwork Dates | Mid to Late January (Depends on your individual orientation)
  • New Student/Student Teaching Orientation | December 3, 2021 at 4pm via Zoom

Submitting a ST-Fieldwork application will not guarantee you student teaching clearance. In order to clear for fieldwork, students must meet ALL fieldwork 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 credentials@csustan.edu 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. Complete and Pass EDSS 3900 - Foundations of Secondary Education
    • EDSS 3900 must have been taken and successfully completed or be in progress when applying for fieldwork consideration. If in progress, a Course Verification Form completed by your instructor is required with your application.
  5. Valid TB Clearance for the entire student teaching period
  6. Valid CCTC Clearance for the entire student teaching period
  7. 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 credentials@csustan.edu to have your coursework evaluated by a Credential Analyst. They will confirm if you met this requirement through coursework (or combo) or not.
  8. ​Fully meet Subject Matter Competency (SMC)
    • As of now, SMC can be completed through one of the following options
      • Subject Matter Preparation Programs (SMPP)
        • SMPP courses may be in progress at the time application is submitted. If this is the case, a Course Verification Form completed by your instructor is required for each SMPP course that is currently in progress. Please send the linked form to your course instructor(s) for them to complete and sign. Once the form is signed, Field Services will receive a copy directly. 
      • Pass all CSETs in your content area - if you are working on completing CSETs for your content area, proof of registration is required. Results deadline is April 1, 2022
      • Have an authorized bachelor's degree that matches content area
  9. Complete and Pass Credential Admission Requirements: American Government/Constitution, WP English Composition and Second Language Experience

Student Teaching Courses - 1st Semester 

  • EDSS 4100 - Secondary Education Methods (4 units)
  • EDSS 4850 - Secondary Educ Field Practicum I (2 units)

Student Teaching Courses - 2nd Semester 

  • EDSS 4300 - Secondary Education Methods II (4 units)
  • EDSS 4400 - Secondary Education Methods III (4 units)
  • EDSS 4855 - Secondary Ed Field Practicum II (5 units)

SSCP Helpful Resources


Program Coordinators


Office of Field Services

fieldservices@csustan.edu | 209.667.3045