This page contains electronic documents related to policies and procedures for candidates enrolled in Cal Poly School of Education credential and master's degree programs. For forms, documents, or other resources that are frequently updated with new information for candidates, please visit the Candidate Forms & Documents page.
All handbooks have been updated as of July 2022.
Single Subject Teacher Education & Preparation (SSTEP)
|SOE General Policies
|Clinical Practice Handbook
|SSTEP Program Handbook
|SSTEP Program Accreditation Website
Multiple Subject Teacher Education & Preparation (MSTEP)
Spanish Authorization for Bilingual Educators (SABE)
Curriculum & Instruction (C&I)
Educational Leadership & Administrator Preparation (ELAP)
Higher Education Counseling & Student Affairs (HECSA)
Special Education Program (SPED)
Note: Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information in the online Candidate Handbooks. Candidates, and others who use the Handbooks, should note that laws, rules, and policies change from time to time, and these changes may alter the standards and policies required by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing; statutes enacted by the California Legislature; and rules and policies adopted by the California State University Board of Trustees, by the Chancellor or designee of the California State University system, or by the President or designee of the institution. Further, it is not possible to include all of the rules, policies, and other information that pertain to the candidate, the program, the institution, and the California State University system.
Nothing in the Candidate Handbooks shall be construed, operate as, or have the effect of an abridgment or a limitation of any rights, powers, or privileges of the Board of Trustees of the California State University system, the Chancellor of the California State University system, or the President of the Cal Poly campus. The Trustees, the Chancellor, and the President are authorized by law to adopt, amend, or repeal rules and policies that may apply to candidates.
The Candidate Handbooks does not constitute a contract or the terms or conditions of a contract between the candidate and the institution or the California State University system. The relationship of the candidate to the institution is one governed by statute, rules, and policy adopted by the California State Legislature, the Trustees, the Chancellor, the President, and their duly authorized designees. Any question on the information contained should be directed to your academic advisor or the School of Education.