Important Dates

Winter 2023 deadline
MSTEP Application November 1st, 2022
Cal State Apply November 1st, 2022
Professional Aptitude Interview TBD - November 2022
Basic Skills Requirement November 1st, 2022
Subject Matter Competence/CSET  November 1st, 2022
Program Start Winter Quarter - January 9, 2023
Program End Fall Quarter - December 15, 2023
fall 2023 deadline
MSTEP Application April 1st, 2023
Cal State Apply April 1st, 2023
Professional Aptitude Interview TBD - April 2023
Basic Skills Requirement April 1st, 2023
Subject Matter Competence/CSET June 1st, 2023
Program Start Fall Quarter - September 21, 2023
Program End Spring Quarter - June 14, 2024

 

Multiple Subject Teacher Education Preparation Program

Cal Poly’s Multiple Subject Teacher Education Preparation (MSTEP) Program seeks a diverse array of teacher candidates that are representative of K-8 student populations across California. If you are ready to challenge education inequity and create classrooms where all students can reach their potential, we are confident that Cal Poly's MSTEP Program will provide you with opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills that will contribute to your success as a classroom teacher.

The MSTEP Program is a three-quarter program that runs on a cohort model, with a new cohort starting each fall, winter, and spring. Small class sizes allow our passionate, highly skilled instructors to provide personalized attention to each teacher candidate. We follow Cal Poly’s ‘Learn by Doing’ model through practice-based teacher education pedagogies that provide opportunities for candidates to practice and be coached on the complex skills of teaching while on campus. Teacher candidates are then able to apply these skills in culturally and linguistically diverse K-8 classrooms from the first day of the program.

Cal Poly's Multiple Subject Program graduates are highly sought after with a 99% hiring rate. The program provides California with dedicated teachers who are competent, caring, and creative. Graduates of the programs are particularly well prepared to:

  1. Continue a commitment to social justice education;
  2. Create learning environments that are equitable, nurturing, and joyful;
  3. Motivate a wide range of students to learn subject matter and become self-directed in their learning;
  4. Model enthusiasm for lifelong learning;
  5. Create curricula that encourages students to take pride in their culture, heritage and language(s);
  6. Use technology to achieve the above-listed and other worthy goals.

Multiple Subject Credential Offered at Cal Poly

Candidates who complete the MSTEP Program earn a Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential that is English Learner Authorized, which prepares candidates to teach in culturally and linguistically diverse settings. This credential allows you to teach multiple subjects in California elementary classrooms. However, Multiple Subject

credential holders may teach any grade level as long as their assignment consists of teaching in a self-contained classroom. Specific information about California's teacher credentials can be found at the website for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

 


  Multiple Subject Coordinators

Julee Bauer

Phone: 805-756-5638

Office: Building 2, Room 134

Email: jbauer@calpoly.edu

Jess Jensen

Phone: 805-756-6420

Office: Building 2, Room 132

Email: jjense11@calpoly.edu

Credential Office Advising

Alma Gama

Advisor/Analyst

agama01@calpoly.edu

Phone: 805-316-1077

Office: Building 2, Room 106

Brittany Blunk

Advisor/Analyst

bblunk@calpoly.edu

Phone: 805-756-7189

Office: Building 2, Room 122A

Fall Virtual Advising Hours

Alternate times are available by appointment; please email for additional times.

Multiple Subject Program (MSTEP) Info Sessions

Join us to learn more about the application requirements, admission

process, program structure & coursework, and to get your questions answered!

Registration is required for the MSTEP Info Sessions via the links below.

 

Fall Quarter 2022

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