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STEP Resources

Throughout the STEP year and beyond, Stanford and the GSE have a variety of resources to support your journey as a teacher candidate and educator. Below are a few often-requested resources.

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STEP student handbooks

Student handbooks include policies and expectations of matriculated students, as well as detailed information about all elements of the program. On the handbook pages you can also find downloadable versions of the clinical work forms in the handbook.

View the elementary handbook

View the secondary handbook

Career resources

Stanford EdCareers is the Graduate School of Education’s career resources office, focused on education sector career opportunities. For alumni and the wider education community, EdCareers serves as a hub for professional learning opportunities offered by the GSE.

Learn more about EdCareers

BEAM stands for Bridging Education, Ambition, and Meaningful work, and is the career center for all Stanford undergraduate and graduate students. BEAM offers support with defining career direction, resume writing, enhancing interview skills, and job searches, and also hosts career fairs.

Learn more about BEAM

Credentialing and accreditation

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing is the state agency that oversees standards for teacher preparation and licensing and credentialing of educators in the state. Visit their website to learn more about credentialing requirements.

Visit the CTC website

You can view state and federal accreditation reports for STEP on our website.

View accreditation reports

Links to government organizations

CA Department of Education
US Department of Education
Dataquest CA Dept of Ed statistics
Ed-Data CA education statistics
Teaching careers @ Teach California

Professional organizations for teachers

The California Teachers Association is the union for teachers in the state of California.

Visit the CTA website

The National Education Association is the national union representing educators and education staff, as well as teachers in preparation.

Visit the NEA website

Resources for complex instruction

Skillbuilders is a set of resources to support educators in creating equitable group work in classrooms.

Download Skillbuilders resources

Professional learning

Research centers at Stanford GSE develop and deliver professional learning opportunities for educators and school leaders.

Visit our professional learning page

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