Study Guides

Are you studying for the CBEST or CSET this year? Do you need to know what the California Content Standards are for your discipline?  Would you like to know what the teacher credential requirements are in California?

Start here...

  • CBEST located on the 4th Floor
  • CSET located on the 4th floor

Teacher Certification Requirements in All Fifty States located on the 4th floor LB 1771 .T43

Make sure to take a look at all the Education materials in our Reference area (3rd floor of the Kellogg Library), starting in the L's. 

Government Websites


Lesson Plans

  • American Memory Project: Sponsored by the Library of Congress, this site offers a variety of history lesson plans and teacher resources.
  • Illuminations: Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, this site offers a variety of mathematical lesson plans and teacher resources.
  • Figure This!- Download and print math challenges.             
  • HotChalk Lesson Plans: This is a site that hosts lesson plans for teachers/by teachers.
  • International Education and Resource Network (iEARN) enables teachers to collaborate on projects via the Internet that "both enhance learning and make a difference in the world."
  • Lesson Planet is a lesson plan search engine for teachers that provides teacher-reviewed online resources including more than 150,000 online lesson plans and 75,000 online worksheets.
  • National Library of Virtual Manipulatives - Interactive, web-based tutorials
  • North Coastal Consortium for Special Education - "A Special Education Local Planning Area (SELPA) that is composed of 14 school districts in the North County. 
  • SpellingCity - Free site that makes learning to spell fun!
  • Time4Writing - provides a series of 8-week, teacher-led courses for elementary, middle school and high school students. 

    Many websites have compiled lists of multicultural lesson plans and resources, like the Virtual Middle School Library, and the Multicultural Pavilion's Resources and Dialogues for Equity in Education.


    Other Useful Websites

    • - free site that helps you become an educator in California