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CalTPA Overview

The Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) revised CalTPA is structured around two full instructional cycles based on the pedagogical sequence of plan, teach and assess, reflect, and apply, each conducted within a school placement. The complete sequence will be addressed by each instructional cycle, with candidates providing evidence of instructional practice for each step. Acceptable evidence may include annotated video clips and written narratives. The revised CalTPA is designed to address subject-specific teaching and learning. Candidates are to respond to the instructional cycles within the context of their teaching assignments.

  • Instructional Cycle 1 focuses on getting to know students' assets and needs and using that information for instructional planning. Candidates will be asked to demonstrate how they use knowledge of their students and instructional strategies, including developing academic language, implementing educational technology, monitoring student learning, and making appropriate accommodations and/or modifications during the teaching of a lesson to meet individual student needs. In addition, they will demonstrate how they establish a positive learning environment and provide social and emotional supports through interactions with students.

CSUSB CalTPA Training Cycle 1 - Things to Know

  • Instructional Cycle 2 focuses on assessing, during instruction, student learning and using multiple assessment outcomes to plan for and promote learning for all students. In this instructional cycle, for one class of students, candidates will use what they know about their students and learning context to plan and teach an instruction and assessment sequence based on California state standards and/or curriculum frameworks or equivalent and provide feedback to students about the qualities of their performance for two types of assessment: 1) informal—monitoring of student learning and adjusting instruction while teaching to maintain active engagement in learning and 2) formal—collecting and analyzing student assessment data to plan and modify further instruction.

CSUSB CalTPA Training Cycle 2 - Things to Know

  • TPA Overview Video from the presentation given by Dr. Verdi at the student teacher Orientation session. 

CalTPA Overview Video by Dr. Mick Verdi


CalTPA Schedules

Spring/Summer 2024
Cycle Submission Date Returned By Date
  March 14, 2024 April 4, 2024
  March 28, 2024 April 18, 2024
  April 11, 2024 May 2, 2024
  April 25, 2024 May 16, 2024
  May 16, 2024 June 6, 2024
  May 30, 2024 June 20, 2024
  June 13, 2024 July 3, 2024
  July 4, 2024 July 25, 2024
Fall 2024 (TBD)
Cycle Submission Date & Time Returned By Date
Cycle #1 TBA TBA
Cycle #2 TBA TBA


Common FAQs

Where Do I Register for CalTPA 2.0?
TPA Material (PPT, Guides, Templates, & Course Syllabus)

Only accessible to current TPA faculty. To access the TPA files you will need to log into your MyCoyote account and then click on the link. 

Folder Access (for faculty)

CalTPA Advising

Mick Verdi

Dr. Mick Verdi
TPA Coordinator
(909) 537-7530


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Dr. Jonathan Hall
TPA Coordinator
(909) 537-5640




Single Subject TPA Instructors

  • Burlison, Debra

  • Fullam, Jordan

  • Hayashi, James

  • Last, Barry

  • Loza, Pete



Multiple Subject TPA Instructors

  • Boffa, Joseph

  • Brown, Douglas

  • Kint, Mike

  • Norton, Ruth