The state of California requires all teacher candidates to meet the following requirements in order to earn a credential — Basic Skills Requirement and Subject Matter Requirement.
In order to enroll with the Marshall Teacher Residency, you will need to show evidence of meeting or making progress towards each of these requirements. Legislation passed in July 2021 allows additional flexibility for candidates to waive out of the Basic Skills and Subject Matter requirements. We will work with you in the application process to determine if you are eligible to waive these requirements based on past test scores and college coursework.
The Basic Skills Requirement assesses basic reading, mathematics, and writing skills found to be important for the job of an educator. Candidates can meet or waive the Basic Skills Requirement by:
Subject Matter Requirement demonstrates evidence of discipline-specific understanding in the content area of your credential. Candidates can meet the Subject Matter Requirement by:
Curious to learn more? Check out the Marshall Teacher Residency Testing Checklist for additional details on the testing requirements and required documentation.
Our Residents are placed in partner schools across California to learn alongside an experienced teacher.
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