Current Credential Students

Tests & Preparation

CSET & CBEST

  • Practice Tests are available click here
  • Rusty on math or science?  Use the UCI free online courses for help click here

CSET Test-Taking Tips

  • Read each question carefully
  • Don't spend too much time on one question
  • For "constructed response" questions, read the entire question and respond to all parts (you do get credit for partially correct answers)
  • Plan ahead on how many tests you will take at once, you have 5 hours for each test administration but you do not have to take all subtests

RICA

  • Strongly recommended to be taken AFTER completion of EDU 516
  • Saturday Prep Sessions in Yeager Center, B223 (Tillery Room), from 8 am -12 pm.  Sign up on B233 Office Door:
    • September 20, 2014
    • January 31, 2015
    • May 16, 2015

Ready for Student Teaching?

Be sure to have the following:

    Current TB test (that will not expire until the end of your student teaching semester) Current CPR Certification for Infant, Child, and Adult Valid exam scores for 
      CBEST CSET RICA (if applicable)

Questions? Always check with your advisor.  Call the main office at (951) 343-4448.

Completing Observations in Riverside Unified School District (RUSD)

Students who desire to observe for four or more hours per week are required to obtain a Live Scan Clearance and TB Clearance.  A COC will not be accepted for RUSD.  

Procedures for Clearance:

1. Contact Gina Scott at glscott@rusd.k12.ca.us .  Information to provide: total hours needed for semester, hours per week, focus area (grade or subject) and site preferences

2.  Obtain a TB test and email results to Gina Scott.  (CBU students can obtain a TB test from the Wellness Center for $15.00).

3.  Contact Michelle Landry to schedule a finger-printing appointment at (951) 788-7135, ext. 80122. (A cashier's check or money order is required to for payment for the $45.00 fee).

4.  Once cleared, RUSD will email the schools you have listed as site preferences with your name and then you can schedule your fieldwork hours.