Candidate Handbook

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. 

Candidate Handbook (General Policies)

DOCUMENTS LINKS
CH1. Overview of Cal Poly and the SOE PDF File PDF
CH2. Accountability for Accreditation and CTC Standards PDF File PDF
CH3. Accountability for Cal Poly Policies PDF File PDF

CH4. Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

PDF File PDF

CH5. SOE Dispositions for Candidates

PDF File PDF
CH6. Admissions & Evaluations Policy PDF File PDF
CH7. Academic Standing/Dismissal Processes PDF File PDF
CH8. Student Grievance Process PDF File PDF

CH9. Participation in Surveys & Feedback Policy

PDF File PDF
CH10. Student Records & Privacy Policy (Consent for Research) PDF File PDF
CH11. Other SOE Policies and Procedures  In Development 
Cal Poly SOE Accreditation Launchpad Go to Link Link

Teacher Preparation Clinical Practice Handbook

(MS/SS/SPED Programs and Concurrently Enrolled Candidates)

DOCUMENTS LINKS
CPH1. Overview (Clinical Practice Narrative) PDF File PDF
CPH2. The Triad & Co-Teaching PDF File PDF
CPH3. Clinical Practice Placement Policy PDF File PDF
CPH4. Substitute Teaching Policy  PDF File PDF
CPH5. Strikes and Other Emergencies PDF File PDF
CPH6. Withdrawal from Clinical Practice PDF File PDF 

CPH7. California Clinical Practice Assessment Requirements

In Development

CPH8. Observation & Assessment Protocol

 Go to Link Link to Current Version

CPH9. Clinical Practice Rubric

 Go to Link Link to Current Version

CPH10. Observation Evaluation Form

 Go to Link Link to Current Version

CPH11. Disposition Evaluation Form

 Go to Link Link to Current Version

CPH12. Induction Transition Plan

 Go to Link Link to Current Version

CPH13. Learning Modules Policy

 In Development 

CPH14. Policy for Grades in Clinical Practice Courses

 In Development 

Multiple Subjects Teacher Education & Preparation (MSTEP) Handbook

DOCUMENTS LINKS
MSTEP1. Program Narrative  PDF File PDF
MSTEP2. Program Learning Objectives & Outcomes  PDF File PDF
MSTEP3. Program Assessments  PDF File PDF
MSTEP4. Program Coursework and Time to Completion Policy  PDF File PDF
MSTEP5. Program Completion and Credential Application Policy  PDF File PDF
MSTEP6. Other Program Policies  In Development 

MSTEP Program Accreditation Website

 Go to Link Link

Other Forms and Documents

 Go to Link Link

Single Subject Teacher Education & Preparation (SSTEP) Handbook

DOCUMENTS LINKS
SSTEP1. Program Narrative PDF File PDF
SSTEP2. Program Learning Objectives & Outcomes PDF File PDF
SSTEP3. Program Assessments PDF File PDF 
SSTEP4. Program Coursework and Time to Completion Policy PDF File PDF
SSTEP5. Program Completion and Credential Application Policy PDF File PDF
SSTEP6. Other Program Policies   In Development

SSTEP Program Accreditation Website

Go to Link Link
AgEd1. Agriculture Education Handbook & Policies   In Development

AgEd Program Accreditation Website

 Go to Link Link

Other Forms and Documents

 Go to Link Link

Special Education Program (SPED) Handbook

DOCUMENTS LINKS
SPED1. Program Narrative  PDF File PDF
SPED2. Program Learning Objectives & Outcomes  PDF File PDF
SPED3. Program Assessments  PDF File PDF
SPED4. Program Coursework and Time to Completion Policy  PDF File PDF
SPED5. Program Completion and Credential Application Policy  PDF File PDF
SPED6. Other Program Policies   In Development

SPED Program Accreditation Website

 Go to Link Link

Other Forms and Documents

 Go to Link Link

Educational Leadership & Administrator Preparation (ELAP) Handbook

DOCUMENTS LINKS
ELAP1. Program Narrative  PDF File PDF
ELAP2. Program Learning Objectives & Outcomes  PDF File PDF
ELAP3. Program Assessments  PDF File PDF
ELAP4. Program Coursework and Time to Completion Policy  PDF File PDF
ELAP5. Program Completion and Credential Application Policy  PDF File PDF
ELAP6. Other Program Policies   In Development

ELAP7. ELAP Clinical Practice Handbook & Policies

 PDF File PDF 

ELAP Program Accreditation Website

 Go to Link Link

Other Forms and Documents

 Go to Link Link

Spanish Authorization for Bilingual Education (SABE) Handbook

DOCUMENTS LINKS
SABE1. Program Narrative In Development 
SABE2. Program Learning Objectives & Outcomes In Development 
SABE3. Program Assessments In Development 
SABE4. Program Coursework and Time to Completion Policy In Development 
SABE5. Program Completion and Credential Application Policy In Development 
SABE6. Other Program Policies In Development 

SABE7. SABE Clinical Practice Policies & Rubric

 PDF File PDF

SABE Program Accreditation Website

 Go to Link Link

Other Forms and Documents

 Go to Link Link

Curriculum & Instruction (C&I) Handbook

DOCUMENTS LINKS
C&I1. Program Narrative In Development 
C&I2. Program Learning Objectives & Outcomes In Development 
C&I3. Program Assessments In Development 
C&I4. Program Coursework and Time to Completion Policy In Development 
C&I5. Program Completion  In Development 
C&I6. Other Program Policies In Development

Other Forms and Documents

 Go to Link Link

Higher Education Counseling & Student Affairs (HECSA) Handbook

DOCUMENTS LINKS
HECSA1. Program Narrative In Development 
HECSA2. Program Learning Objectives & Outcomes In Development 
HECSA3. Program Assessments In Development 
HECSA4. Program Coursework and Time to Completion Policy In Development 
HECSA5. Program Completion In Development 
HECSA6. Other Program Policies In Development

HECSA7. HECSA Fieldwork Policies

In Development 

Other Forms and Documents

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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.

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