Teacher preparation CBEST workshops launch

UPDATE: Santa Maria campus added as test prep site; instructors announced.

Brandman University is piloting a CBEST workshop to support future teachers.

As the demand for credentialed teachers grows, school districts say the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) is a stumbling block for some individuals trying to enter the education field.  Brandman partnered with Princeton Review to create a hands-on resource to help students master the CBEST.  The result is the Crack the CBEST workshop presented by the Princeton Review, creators of the test preparation guide of the same name.

Topics covered:
•Critical Analysis and Evaluation
•Comprehension and Research Skills
•Estimation, Measurement, and Statistical Principles
•Computation and Problem Solving
•Numerical and Graphic Relationships
•Essay Organization
•Test Taking Strategies
•Continuing Your Prep 

The $99 course gives participants three hours of expert instruction, test-taking tips, practice tests and the “Cracking the CBEST” test preparation book.  The first workshop will be held April 1 from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Irvine campus and linked virtually via Telepresence to the Roseville and San Diego campuses. Heidi Torres, a master tutor with Princeton Review, will lead the class. She holds a multiple subject teaching credential and has been a Princeton Review teacher and tutor since 2009. She co-wrote the third edition of “Cracking the CBEST.”

The Santa Maria campus will host a workshop on April 22 from 9 a.m. to noon. The instructor will be Rob Seitelman, director of Educational Partnerships with Princeton Review with single subject teaching certification in English, social science and drama.

The Modesto campus will also host a workshop on April 24 from 5 to 8 p.m.

For more information and to RSVP for any of the campus locations, go to  http://www.princetonreview.com/brandman



  1. Shwan says

    I would like to attend CBEST prep workshop. If you don’t mind telling me how I can register.

    Thank you.

    Do look forward to hearing from you soon.

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