Directed Student Teaching Seminars

Teacher credential candidates are required to attend weekly synchronous  seminars on the designated day and time.  Candidates cannot be excused from attending Directed Student Teaching Seminars.  These are an essential part of the Teacher Credentialing Program.  During this time, students share and reflect on their experiences in the field.  The main purpose is to prepare for students to assume responsibility in the classroom gradually and to become fully responsible for all teacher and school duties at the end of student teaching.  Seminars also provide valuable guidance in regards to the edTPA and current resources. The seminar is conducted by the University Supervisor. 

The following are some of the topics that will be covered in the Directed Student Teaching Seminar:


The California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTPs) and the TPEs

  1. Engaging and Supporting all students in learning
  2. Creating and Maintaining Effective Environments for  Student Learning
  3. Understanding and Organizing Subject Matter for Student Learning
  4. Planning Instruction and Designing Learning Experiences for all Students
  5. Assessing Student Learning
  6. Developing as a Professional Educator


  • edTPA
  • Classroom Management Techniques
  • Children’s Rights
  • Technology
  • Parental Involvement
  • Exit Criteria
  • The Teacher as a Professional
  • Finding Employment