Clinical Practice Prerequisites
Before beginning the clinical practice experience, students must submit a clinical practice application before the application deadline and fulfill the clinical practice prerequisites prior to the prerequisite deadline.
Teacher candidates must be formally accepted to PLNU as a student.
For more information on the admission process at PLNU Bakersfield, please contact Stephanie Meier at or (661) 377-4721.
Teacher candidates must have completed the appropriate fieldwork courses required by the program.
For information regarding fieldwork course grading or submission of fieldwork documents, please contact our office at (661) 321-3480.
Teacher candidates must have fulfilled the fieldwork prerequisites (TB test, Certificate of Clearance or equivalent, and liability insurance). These prerequisites must be valid up through the end of the clinical practice experience.
For more information, please visit the PLNU Fieldwork website.
Teacher candidates must have passed the CBEST upon completion of 6 units at PLNU.
Teacher Performance Assessments (CalTPA)
Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 TPA's.
Candidates will receive direct instruction about each cycle within their courses. Cycle 1 is completed during Clinical Practice 1 and Cycle 2 is completed during Clinical Practice 2.
For more information, please contact Conni Campbell at or (619) 849-2532.
Teacher candidates must have passed all subtests of the CSET (or submitted a CTC-approved program letter) upon completion of 12 units at PLNU.
Clinical Practice Interview
Teacher candidates must have passed the Clinical Practice Interview prior to beginning the clinical practice experience.
For more information, please contact our office at (661) 321-3480.