Updated on August 27, 2014
Below is a list of resources both on campus and on the web that can offer information to assist credential candidates in their goals of becoming a credentialed professional.
Glossary of Acronyms and Terms
Throughout your credentialing experience and well into your professional career, you will come across a variety of acronyms and terms that relate to credential or compliance matters. We prepared a listing of some of the ones you may see throughout your experience at Cal State East Bay.
Academic Advising and Career Education
Academic Advising and Career Education (AACE) assists current students and alumni to help them in preparing to reach their academic and career goals through a variety of advising and employment services including, but not limited to, advising sessions, career and experiential education, networking programs and individual career counseling / job search assistance.
AACE can be a vital resource for help with resumes specific to education jobs, mock interviews with school districts, and a myriad of services to assist you in career planning for credential positions.
For more information about AACE, please visit their website.
Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)
At the end of your professional preparation experience, you will apply to the CTC for your credential through the CSSC. In most cases, candidates will not need to deal with the CTC directly for their concerns as the CSSC serves as the official university liaison office to the Commission. You can read more about the role of the CTC by visiting their website.
Test Prep Information
The Department of Teacher Education offers preparation courses for the CSET Multiple Subject Exams and the RICA. The CSUEB Division of Continuing Education also provides courses throughout the year. Several publishers offer books to prepare you for the CBEST, the CSET Multiple Subject Exams, the CSET Single Subject Exams, and the RICA. This includes books published by Barron's, Cliffs Notes, Kaplan, Pearson, REA, and XAMonline. To find a complete list of the available books, use a search engine and enter the name of the test.
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