Eligibility & Resources

What We Are Looking For

If some (or all!) of these apply to you, then we think that you’d be a great fit for SFTR and you should definitely apply:

  • Passion for social justice
  • Desire to improve equity and access for San Francisco’s children
  • Interest in teaching as a profession
  • Commitment to teaching in a high-needs school in San Francisco

Eligibility

To be eligible for SFTR you must:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school
  • Complete the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) and the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (see below for more info)
  • Apply and gain admission to the University of San Francisco’s Master of Arts in Teaching Program  and/or the Stanford Teacher Education Program
  • Pursue a Math, Science, or elementary school Multiple Subjects credential.  All credentials can also be pursued with a Bilingual authorization added on.

Application Deadline

Stanford Deadline & USF Priority Deadline

January 10, 2017

USF Regular Application Deadline
March 6, 2017

Testing Information

To be eligible for enrollment into a partner university, applicants must take and pass the following exams:

(1) California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) or qualify for a CBEST alternative or have taken and passed an equivalent exam; and,

(2) California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) exams or have been granted a CSET waiver.*

We strongly encourage applicants to complete these exams by the application deadlines.

Required Exams for SFTR Candidates

Credential Area Required Exams
Multiple Subjects

(for Bilingual Multiple Subjects also)

Pass all 3 of the Multiple Subjects CSET exams:
 CSET I: History & Language Arts
 CSET II: Math & Science
 CSET III: Physical Education, Art, and Humanities

Must Also Pass:
The CBEST or CBEST Alternative

Science

(for Bilingual science also)

Must Pass 2 of the Science CSET exams:
Science CSET I
Science CSET II**

Must Also Pass:
The CBEST or CBEST Alternative

Math

(for Bilingual math also)

Must Pass 2 of the Math CSET exams:
Math CSET I
Math CSET II**

Must Also Pass:
The CBEST or CBEST Alternative

The Multiple Subjects CSETs are offered as computer based exams by appointment year-round. Exam dates are based on availability. Please complete the Multiple Subjects CSETs no later than the late December 2016 exam date for the SFTR Priority Application Deadline or no later than the late February 2017 exam date for the SFTR Regular Deadline.

The Math & Science CSETs are offered as computer based exams by appointment year-round. Exam dates are based on availability. Please complete the Math or Science CSETs no later than the late December 2016 exam date for the SFTR Priority Application Deadline or no later than the late February 2017 exam date for the SFTR Regular Deadline.

CBEST exams and their corresponding score release dates vary by availability. But please take the CBEST no later than the mid-February 2017  exam date.

* CBEST & CSET Note: In limited situations, some out-of-state Basic Skills Exams, or a particular score on a High School AP, SAT, or ACT exam, may substitute for the CBEST. And for the CSET, in very limited cases, depending on your undergraduate degree and if your undergraduate university offers them, you might obtain a CSET waiver in Math or Science. If these exceptions might apply to you, please contact us for a detailed list and advising on alternatives to the testing requirements.

**CSET III is recommended for Math and Science candidates, but is not required for admission

CBEST Registration and Resources: Click Here
CSET Registration and Resources: Click Here