Senate Bill 57 recently passed in CA. This bill requires all teaching credential programs which offer an internship option, also offer an option for early completion of that internship. This option is valid for Multiple Subjects or Single Subject Math, Science, English or (coming soon) Social Studies candidates. As of August, 2007, a test will be available to show competency and thus opt out of credential program courses, resulting in early completion of the program. The name of the test is called the Teaching Foundations Exam or TFE. There is one for each area mentioned above. The website for more information is http://www.ets.org/portal/site/ets/menuitem.c988ba0e5dd572bada20bc47c3921509/?vgnextoid=3b8baf5e44df4010VgnVCM10000022f95190RCRD&vgnextchannel=d378197a484f4010VgnVCM10000022f95190RCRD The exam tests areas such as human development, classroom management techniques, working with English learners, and assessing student progress. for the math version, questions on teaching methods in math at the middle school level and at the high school level are included. The test is 4 hours long and consists of 50 multiple choice questions and two constructed response questions. There are sample questions with answers on the website. This is exciting news for those of us just beginning a credential program. It's great to have options!