The Preliminary Multiple Subject (MS) and Single Subject (SS) page provides resources for all Commission-approved Preliminary MS and SS Credential Programs. For weekly updates on accreditation-related topics and activities, please subscribe to the PSD E-news.

Commission Resources for MS/SS Programs

  • Program Sponsor Alert - District Employed Supervisor Orientation and Support (May 2019) – Clarification on the required 10 hours of initial orientation and ongoing required program support for district-employed supervisors (DES).
  • Clinical Practice Guidance - Clinical Practice Guidance (September 2017) – Guidance on certain areas of Common Standard 3 and MS/SS Program Standards related to fieldwork and clinical practice requirements.
  • Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA) Information - TPA Webpage – Information on the approved TPA models and how to transition to the new models.
  • Master Teacher Survey Now Open - The annual Master Teacher survey is now open. Information from this survey is used, in part, to inform accreditation decisions for educator preparation programs and institutions. Institutions with preliminary programs are asked to distribute the survey to individuals who served as a master teacher or cooperating teacher for a student teacher during their culminating student teaching experience during the 2020-21 academic year. The Master Teacher Survey was sent to all sponsors of Commission-approved Preliminary teacher preparation programs for Multiple Subject, Single Subject, and Education Specialist teaching credentials. If your institution needs the information, please email This survey opens on September 1 and closes on August 31 annually, following the same calendar as the Program Completer surveys. As a candidate completes student teaching, the preparation program should invite the Master Teacher to complete the survey.
  • Office Hours for Program Leaders - The Professional Services Division is holding office hours for program leaders. The office hours allow programs to share challenges, successes, and ideas about 2020-21 program implementation, as well as get feedback from other program leaders and Commission staff. Commission staff will not be preparing a presentation for the office hours as the office hours are intended to serve as a forum for a conversation among program leaders with Commission staff providing information as needed. The office hours will take place every other week as provided in the schedule below. 
ProgramsDaysTimeZoom LinkIf you have a topic you want to suggest, send an email to:
Preliminary MS and SS1st and 3rd Tuesdays10 am - 11 amClick
  • Commission Agenda Items relevant to MS/SS

Additional Resources for MS/SS Programs

The resources in this section are provided as assistance to the field and are not a comprehensive list of resources nor does the Commission endorse any particular resource.

  • CalTPA Think Tank Dates for 2018/19
    These virtual discussions provide the opportunity for preparation program faculty/staff and master, mentor, or supervising TK-12 teachers and administrators to discuss and share best practices in supporting teacher and leader candidates as they engage in these performance assessments.
  • Guidance for Concurrent Bilingual Candidates Completing the California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA)
    This document provides clarification regarding concurrent bilingual candidates and offers guidance to support programs and candidates as they engage with the CalTPA.
  • Webinar: Integrated Technology in the Classroom
    This 45 minute webinar focuses on how Multiple and Single Subject teaching candidates can successfully use technology to engage K-12 students in learning. The webinar is presented by Jane Foltz from CalState TEACH. Jane is an expert in integrating instructional technology concepts across all grade levels. 
  • Webinar with John Pascarella, Ph.D., from USC on Redesigning Teacher Preparation Programs Using an Integrative Approach to cover the Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs)
    On March 7, 2019 Commission staff hosted a live webinar presentation and question and answer session with University of Southern California Professor John Pascarella, Ph.D. The focus of the webinar was on redesigning teacher preparation programs with an integrative approach, rather than a siloed approach, to the curriculum that addresses the latest Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs).
Updated March 14, 2022