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Early Completion Option

Program

Rigorous and highly selective, this individualized program is designed for people who have the competence and confidence to go into the classroom and be successful.
 
Pre-Service is NOT required for this one year course of study and the only required course throughout the program is Technology in the Classroom, which may be successfully completed with the Preliminary Education Technology CSET Exam. ECO Candidates must demonstrate competencies through the Teaching Performance Assessments (TPA) on the FIRST submission. Failure to do so will result in the candidate losing his or her status as an ECO Candidate. In addition, Multiple Subject ECO Candidates must pass the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) prior to program completion.
 
The ECO Option is currently available for English, Math, Science, and Multiple Subject.
 
 

Admissions

ECO candidates must complete all 10 Pre-Service admissions requirements
 
1. Admission Application
2. Official transcripts with bachelors degree posted
3. Pass California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST)
4. One page resume
5. One page personal statement regarding your motivation for entering the teaching profession, and your goals for promoting student academic achievement
6. Three professional recommendations
Must be submitted using FSE’s recommendation form, including an original signature from the recommender
7. $60 non-refundable application fee (Early Bird – March 5th) or $75 non-refundable application fee (Final Deadline for ECO – April 1st)
8. Proof of passing a collegiate level course or examination in the U.S. Constitution www.usconstitutionexam.com
9. Certificate of Clearance issued by California Commission on Teacher Credentialing with no convictions www.ctc.ca.gov
10. Successful interview with FSE admission panel
 
PLUS
 
– Demonstrate subject matter competency

  • Pass the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET)

  • Obtain Subject Matter Equivalency Letter

– Pass the appropriate ECO Exam:

PREVIOUS:

 

Teaching Foundations Exam

* MUST have been taken

and

passed prior to September 26, 2013

 

* Final date these completed scores can be accepted: September 26, 2018

CURRENT:

 

MULTIPLE SUBJECT: Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Elementary

SINGLE SUBJECT: Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Secondary

– Pass interview with FSE Admissions Panel, which includes teaching a Demonstration Lesson

– Pass the CalTPA Task 1: Subject Specific Pedagogy on the FIRST try

– Under “TASKS AND RUBRICS > Subject-Specific Pedagogy Task > Candidate Tasks,” select the subject that applies to you: English, Mathematics, Science, or Multiple Subject

– Secure full-time teaching contract with a participating school district, teaching at least 60% in subject area
 
 

Tuition & Fees

 
Application Fee: $60 (Early Bird) or $75 (Final Deadline for ECO)
– PLUS TPA Task 1 Assessment Fee: $30
* PLEASE NOTE: Application Fee and TPA Task 1 Assessment Fee must be paid separately (i.e. 2 separate checks) *
 
ECO Tuition: $6,990.00 for one year

  • $873.75 per month for 8 months

  • First installment is out of pocket