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Important Phone Numbers and Websites for Credential Students

  • Graduate Admissions: education@dominican.edu 415-485-3246 For more information on how to become a teacher, questions about our teacher preparation programs, or to apply for Dominican's program. 
  • Credential Analyst, Carolyn Shaw: carolyn.shaw@dominican.edu or 415-257-0133
    For current and former students with questions regarding the credential process, please email to schedule an appointment.
  • CBEST Exam Registration:  www.cbest.nesinc.com
    This exam meets the Basic Skills Requirement.  You must fulfill the basic skills requirement prior to the end of your first semester in the credential program.
  • CSET Exam Registration:  www.cset.nesinc.com
    Elementary and Special Education teachers must pass the Multiple Subjects Exam.  Middle school and high school teachers must pass the exam in their subject area. You must fulfill the subject matter competency requirement prior to the end of your first semester in the credential program.
  • RICA Exam Registration: http://www.rica.nesinc.com/
    Elementary and Special Education teachers must pass the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) exam before they are recommended for their credential.
  • Professional/Continuing Education: http://www.dominican.edu/academics/education/professional-continuing.html
    Find out how to register for the Child and Adolescent Development prerequisite course or to schedule an appointment to take the US Constitution exam.
  • Livescan Fingerprinting Appointments:
    For the most current contacts please visit http://ag.ca.gov/fingerprints/publications/contact.php and select your county to find the location nearest you.
  • TB Test Clinics:
    You can get a TB test done on campus by visiting the Student Health Center. The cost is $10, or free to Kaiser members if you bring your insurance card. They give the test every day except for Thursdays.  The Student Health Center hours are always posted on the door and on their voicemail. If you do not have health insurance, call your local clinic to schedule your TB test.
  • California Student Aid Commission's Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE) 
  • California Commission on Teacher Credentialing:  http://www.ctc.ca.gov/
    Check the status of your Certificate of Clearance, and learn more about your future profession.
  • All Dominican credential candidates are required to pass the Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA). This assessment is designed to develop teaching knowledge, skills, and abilities during the teacher preparation program. The TPA is embedded in coursework and designed to be both formative and summative
  • Teach California http://www.teachcalifornia.org/links/partners.cfm 
  • Useful Websites for Educators (.pdf)

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