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Early Completion Option


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. 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.

Prior to successful program completion, Multiple Subject ECO Candidates must pass the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA).


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 1st) 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
9. Certificate of Clearance issued by California Commission on Teacher Credentialing with no convictions
10. Successful interview with FSE admission panel

Demonstrate subject matter competency

  • Pass the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET)    OR

  • Obtain Subject Matter Equivalency Letter from an approved college or university

Pass the appropriate ECO Exam:

         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



          The new and improved CalTPA operates much like other Pearson tests:
                 - You will register for the cycle online, just as you did with CBEST and CSET.
                 - You will build your portfolio: text, examples, videos, annotations, etc. all on the Pearson online portfolio.
                 - When registering, be sure to select FORTUNE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION as your Educator Preparation Program.
                 - Complete your REGISTRATION HERE.


          Your may submit at any point after registration and building of your online portfolio; however, your FINAL SUBMISSION is

          due no later than April 1st.

          As proof of submission, you will include a screenshot of your submission confirmation with your ECO Application Packet.

          After assessment, your scores will be reported back to Fortune School of Education.


– 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 Instructional Cycle 1 Fee: $150
ECO Tuition: $6,990.00 for one year

  • $873.75 per month for 8 months

  • First installment is out of pocket