Credential Programs

About CalTPA

California requires all candidates for a preliminary Multiple or Single Subject Credential to pass a Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA). Cal Poly Pomona uses the current California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA) Cycle Model, adopted July 2018, that measures candidates’ knowledge, skills and abilities related to the Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs). For more information on the state Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA) requirement, please visit the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

The CalTPA includes two instructional cycles that measure the new Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs) and focus on the steps of planning, teaching and assessing, reflecting and applying, that naturally occur during teaching as follows:

Cycle 1: Learning About Students & Planning Instruction

Cycle 2: Assessment-Driven Instruction

For more information, please visit the California Educator Credentialing Assessments website and select CalTPA under the Assessments’ tab.