The University of Redlands provides a multi-faceted teacher education program. After successful completion of the required course work and program requirements, students advance to student teaching or a teaching internship.

The regulations and requirements of our teacher education program are approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). All teacher credentials candidates must demonstrate competency in their specific subject matter area prior to student teaching and the teaching seminar.

Student-Teaching/ Internship Deadlines

Student Teaching/internship term

Deadline to submit Student Teaching/internship application

Spring 2019

September 22, 2018 *extended

Fall 2019

May 6, 2019

Spring 2020

September 3, 2019


Please note that late applications will not be accepted. 

Requirements to Advance to Student Teaching

Student-teaching/Teaching internship requirements 

· GPA requirement: Student teachers must have a 3.0 or above cumulative GPA in pre-service foundations and methods courses. No courses below a 2.0.

· Students must clear all holds

· TB test: Must have proof of a current negative tuberculosis test on file that will not expire prior to completion of program. Students are responsible for keeping negative TB test up to date. Email updated negative TB test results to

· Successful completion of Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA). TPA requirement will vary based on catalog year. Student who began their program on or after Summer 2018, do not need to meet this requirement prior to student-teaching. 

· Subject Matter Competency. Subject-matter competency is met either through successful completion of all CSET section(s) or by submission of a waiver letter from an CCTC approved institution. 

· Subject Matter Competency for Education Specialist Candidates: a student may pass the approved examination(s) or complete an approved subject-matter program for the Single Subject Credential areas of teaching art, English, world language, mathematics including foundational-level mathematics, music, science including foundational-level and specialized science, and social science or the approved examination for the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. The exemption for holders of previously issued general education teaching credentials continues. Also, individuals applying for an Early Childhood Education Specialist Credential are not required to complete the subject-matter competence requirement.

Learn more about CSETs

·      Complete an Advance to Student Teaching Request form on or before the designated deadline. 


Requirements to Advance to Teaching Internship

Teaching Interns Only

Teaching interns must meet the requirements for student teaching and the following additional requirements: 

· GPA requirement: 3.0 Grade or equivalent in ALL pre-service foundations and methods courses. 

·  Have met the U.S. Constitution requirement for the credential  

· Completed Internship Application on or before the designated deadline.

· Resume that includes education and teaching experiences

· A professionally written essay answering the following topic: Why do you feel you are a qualified intern? (essay must be at least 300 words)

· 2 Letters from outside sources

· 2 recommendations from University of Redlands’ instructors. Using the Instructor Recommendation Form:

         Instructor Recommendation Form

Instructor Recommendation Form

For students seeking a Teaching Internship, two letters of recommendation are required from University of Redlands' instructors for the application. The student will share the form below with the instructors.

Students, please be considerate of the instructor's time and give them advance notice of the application deadline. 

Instructor Recommendation Form

Teacher Performance Assessment Information

At its June 2016 meeting, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) adopted new Teacher Performance Expectations (TPE) that are aligned with the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP), and this action launched the redevelopment of the CalTPA. However, the new CalTPAs will only affect students who started a teacher preparation program after April 2018. Please see the appropriate TPA information notice below. Please contact your advisor if you have doubts about which Teacher Performance Assessment you need to complete for your program.  

TPA information for students who started their program before April 2018

CalTPA information for students who began their program after April 2018



Due Date

TPA 1 & 3

October 12, 2018

TPA 2 & 4

December 7, 2018


TPA codes

TPA 3 code: 18FEBAL

TPA 4 code: 18FEBCTE


CalTPA General Information

CalTPA Submission and Reporting Dates 2018-2019


Student Teaching Weekly Schedule

Click here to view a model of a typical schedule for a semester-long or 14-week student teaching experience. You will find student-teaching forms, evaluations and development plans. 

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Teaching Internship Weekly Schedule

Click here to view a model of a typical schedule for a semester-long or 18-week intern-teaching experience. You will find intern forms, evaluations and development plans.