Teacher Preparation Academy (TPA)

Open to all LAVC students who want to become elementary school or special education teachers.

Teacher Preparation Academy Mission Statement

The Teacher Preparation Academy, an enrichment program, assists students who plan to become elementary or special education teachers. The academy provides students with academic and career resources to achieve their professional goals and initiate lifelong networking, thereby benefiting themselves, their future students, and society.

Benefits to LAVC Students: Membership in the TPA

Cost: Membership in the TPA is free to LAVC future teachers.

To Get Started to become part of the TPA program:

Try these interesting links when you have browsing time:
ITC  has many interesting distance education links.
California Basic Educational Skills Test(tm) (CBEST®) The CBEST must be
taken before entering most university teaching programs. It is required
of all public school teachers in California. You may start preparing
for it now. It is a good idea to take it at your earliest convenience.
If you don't pass, you may take it over.
Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA®) This is a reading test
every new teacher must take. It is designed to go with a teaching
methods course.
This site gives information on testing, credentials, and the credential processes.
California Content Standards and Frameworks are linked to this page.  Some can be downloaded and some can be read online.