Teacher TRAC Resources

  • California State University, Long Beach Liberal Studies Program
    The Liberal Studies major provides a rich, rigorous cross-disciplinary liberal arts program of study. There are two programs in the major: 1.) The Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) is for students intending to become teachers who wish to combine subject matter preparation for elementary teaching with coursework leading to a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. 2.) The single subject Credential Program is for students who seek subject matter preparation for a post-baccalaureate credential program. Student's in the Track I program have the opportunity to complete a concentration in a selected area of study.

  • CSULB College of Education – Elementary Subject Matter Waiver
    Students who follow the current Core Requirements of the program and graduate under the major of Liberal Studies at CSULB may now utilize their coursework to meet the Subject Matter Competency requirement for credentialing, instead of taking costly Multiple Subject CSET exams. This means that our Liberal Studies students who have yet to attempt or pass CSETs for the Multiple Subject and/or Education Specialist Credential Programs will no longer need to take these exams in the state of California starting July 2017.

  • Teach.com – Becoming a teacher in California
    This is a comprehensive educational web resource dedicated to discovering, discussing and encouraging great teaching around the world.  Teach.com provides current and aspiring teachers an easy-to-navigate map outlining the steps to become a teacher, including information on teacher salaries, teacher preparation and certification requirements for all 50 states as well as information on teaching abroad.

  • ASSIST - Articulation System Stimulating Inter-institutional Student Transfer
    ASSIST is an online student-transfer information system that shows how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California's public colleges and universities and provides the most accurate and up-to-date information about student transfer in California.

  • Teach California
    California faces a shortage of special education, mathematics, and science teachers. With a special focus on these shortage areas, the TEACH California Web site is designed to recruit teachers to the profession of teaching, explain the teacher preparation process, assist prospective teachers in creating their plan to become credentialed teachers, provide relevant content, partner with related public and non-profit entities, and offer links to important resources.

  • Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)
    The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing is an agency in the Executive Branch of California State Government. The major purpose of the agency is to serve as a state standards board for educator preparation for the public schools of California, the licensing and credentialing of professional educators in the State, the enforcement of professional practices of educators, and the discipline of credential holders in the State of California. 

  • Education Job Searches
    This website provides resources for finding jobs in different levels of education as teachers, Para-educators, tutors, substitutes, or other jobs as related to education.

  • Cerritos College Transfer Center
    This links off to the Cerritos College Transfer Center that has a multitude of information on transferring to a University, Cal State, or Private University.

  • College Atlas
    A website dedicated to helping aspiring students and education oriented professionals make better, more informed choices by providing them with relevant, reliable and up-to-date information about colleges and higher education opportunities.

  • California Department of Education – Curriculum & Instruction
    Information for improving student academic achievement of content standards by communicating policy and expectations and supporting districts by providing instructional guidance.

  • ISTE: National Educational Technology Standards:
    This ongoing project of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) includes standards for students and teachers. Search lesson plans and units for useful resources.

  • The National Council of Teachers of English
    What should your language arts students know and be able to do? Study the standards for teaching English. You can also participate in online discussion about putting standards into practice in your classroom.

  • The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: Principles & Standards
    Here is a description of the mathematical understanding, knowledge, and skills that students need to learn from pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

  • National Science Teachers Association
    This website provides resources for those interested in Teaching Science.  Also provides information about Science Standards and Conferences.

  • National Council for the Social Studies:
    Examine the national standards established by the premier organization for social studies teachers.

  • NACCTEP
    NACCTEP serves as a voice for community colleges in national discussions about teacher education; supports institutions and individual members by enhancing current community college teacher education programs and serving as a resource for those looking to develop new programs; and facilitates connections between community college teacher education programs and faculty.

Career Technical Education Specific (CTE – Vocational) Credential Resources:

  • California Career Zone
    California Career Zone is a new way to explore exciting jobs and occupations that California has to offer and to learn about what Career Paths interest you!

  • California Career Resource Network (CalCRN)
    Career Resources for California Residents.

  • California Reality Check
    Part of the CalCRN Network. California Reality Check helps you find out how much money you will need for the future.

  • California Training Programs
    The Employment Development Department's Career Center includes information about training programs and providers across California.

  • Career Clues
    This website contains activities designed to help students gather and interpret important information about themselves and what they want from their lives.

  • Job Outlook for California Community College Occupational Education Programs 
    Statewide and local area occupational projections for California Community College Programs.

  • California Career Technical Education State Plan 
    This website features key dates and information, as well as a downloadable draft of the new CTE State Plan.

  • California Partnership Academies - California Department of Education 
    The academy model is a three-year program, grades 10-12, structured as a school-within-a-school. Academies incorporate integrated academic and career technical education, business partnerships, mentoring, and internships.

  • California State-wide Career Pathways 
    Provides information about the Career Pathways in California.

  • CTE Online 
    As part of California's world-class educational environment, educators specifically supporting Career and Technical Education programs throughout the state use the curriculum development tools and resources found within to document and share the exceptional, industry specific instruction taking place regularly in our public schools.

  • Careers In Welding 
    Developed by the Weld-Ed Center and the American Welding Society. This website contains information about People and Companies in the Welding Industry, Fun Facts, Industry News, Videos, News Articles, and Upcoming Events.