Upcoming Application Deadlines

The School of Education accepts applications on a rolling basis, and will release admissions decisions periodically throughout the year. Applicants should take care to complete their application by the posted deadlines to ensure that the Admissions Review Committee has ample time to make an admissions decision before the start of the term. 

For a complete list of dates, please visit our Application and Enrollment Calendar

Department of Teaching and Learning Application Requirements

For all applicants:

  1. Completed application
  2. Evidence of a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution
  3. One (1) official transcript issued by the Registrar of the institution where your degree was conferred, sent directly to the Office of Graduate and Professional Enrollment.
  4. Two (2) letters of recommendation from faculty or professionals who know your work. 

In addition, students should submit the items below for the program to which they are applying:

Special Education (Education Specialist Credential)

1. Personal Statement: Please write a 500- word statement that articulates why an equity-centered pedagogy will be important for you as a future teacher. In your response, please refer to at least three of the bold-faced words/phrases in the conceptual framework.

2. GPA 2.75

·     Application files with less than 2.75 cumulative GPA require two additional letters of recommendations (a total of four) and a GPA petition statement.

3. Certificate of Clearance, for CCTC issue, to be cleared through the DOJ and FBI

4. Evidence of negative TB test result within the last two years

5. Meet the Basic Skills Requirement

Individuals may satisfy the basic skills requirement by one of the following methods: 

·     Pass the CBEST*

·     Pass the CSET: Multiple Subjects Plus Writing Skills Examination 

·     Pass the CSU Early Assessment Program or the CSU Placement Examinations 

·     Achieve Qualifying Score on the SAT or ACT 

·     College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations 

·     Pass a Basic Skills Examination from Another State 

*In line with CTC and State policy, The University of Redlands will consider admission of applicants who have not yet passed the CBEST if they are registered to take the test on a date before, or during, their first semester of School of Education classes. CBEST deferral is not available for applicants who have previously attempted all three subsets of the CBEST but been unsuccessful in passing one or more of those subsets.

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6. Evidence of 50 hours of observation or work with children, preferably in a public school setting or equivalent.   

7. Completion of Child Development or Human Growth and Development course, CLEP exam, workshop, or equivalent (workshops available through the University)

8. Evidence of subject matter competency by completing one of the following:

For multiple subject applicants, passage of the CSET or registration for the CSET, with the understanding that students cannot student teach or intern until all sections of the CSET are passed.

For single subject applicants, completion of a waiver program, passage of applicable CSET exam, or registration for the CSET, with the understanding that students cannot student teach or intern until all sections of the CSET are passed.

MA in Learning and Teaching - Educational Specialist

1. Personal Statement: Please write a 500- word statement that articulates why an equity-centered pedagogy will be important for you as a future teacher. In your response, please refer to at least three of the bold-faced words/phrases in the conceptual framework.

2. GPA 2.75

·     Application files with less than 2.75 cumulative GPA require two additional letters of recommendations (a total of four) and a GPA petition statement.

3. Certificate of Clearance, for CCTC issue, to be cleared through the DOJ and FBI

4. Evidence of negative TB test result within the last two years

5. Meet the Basic Skills Requirement

Individuals may satisfy the basic skills requirement by one of the following methods: 

·     Pass the CBEST*

·     Pass the CSET: Multiple Subjects Plus Writing Skills Examination 

·     Pass the CSU Early Assessment Program or the CSU Placement Examinations 

·     Achieve Qualifying Score on the SAT or ACT 

·     College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations 

·     Pass a Basic Skills Examination from Another State 

*In line with CTC and State policy, The University of Redlands will consider admission of applicants who have not yet passed the CBEST if they are registered to take the test on a date before, or during, their first semester of School of Education classes. CBEST deferral is not available for applicants who have previously attempted all three subsets of the CBEST but been unsuccessful in passing one or more of those subsets.

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6. Evidence of 50 hours of observation or work with children, preferably in a public school setting or equivalent

7. Completion of Child Development or Human Growth and Development course, CLEP exam, workshop, or equivalent (workshops available through the University)

8. Evidence of subject matter competency by completing one of the following:

For multiple subject applicants, passage of the CSET or registration for the CSET, with the understanding that students cannot student teach or intern until all sections of the CSET are passed.

For single subject applicants, completion of a waiver program, passage of applicable CSET exam, or registration for the CSET, with the understanding that students cannot student teach or intern until all sections of the CSET are passed.

Preliminary Teaching Credential (Multiple and Single Subject)

1. Personal Statement: Please write a 500- word statement that articulates why an equity-centered pedagogy will be important for you as a future teacher. In your response, please refer to at least three of the bold-faced words/phrases in the conceptual framework.

2. GPA 2.75

·     Application files with less than 2.75 cumulative GPA require two additional letters of recommendations (a total of four) and a GPA petition statement.

3. Certificate of Clearance, for CCTC issue, to be cleared through the DOJ and FBI

4. Evidence of negative TB test result within the last two years

5. Meet the Basic Skills Requirement

Individuals may satisfy the basic skills requirement by one of the following methods: 

·     Pass the CBEST*

·     Pass the CSET: Multiple Subjects Plus Writing Skills Examination 

·     Pass the CSU Early Assessment Program or the CSU Placement Examinations 

·     Achieve Qualifying Score on the SAT or ACT 

·     College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations 

·     Pass a Basic Skills Examination from Another State 

*In line with CTC and State policy, The University of Redlands will consider admission of applicants who have not yet passed the CBEST if they are registered to take the test on a date before, or during, their first semester of School of Education classes. CBEST deferral is not available for applicants who have previously attempted all three subsets of the CBEST but been unsuccessful in passing one or more of those subsets.

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6. Evidence of 50 hours of observation or work with children, preferably in a public school setting or equivalent.

7. Completion of Child Development or Human Growth and Development course, CLEP exam, workshop, or equivalent (workshops available through the University)

8. Evidence of subject matter competency by completing one of the following:

For multiple subject applicants, passage of the CSET or registration for the CSET, with the understanding that students cannot student teach or intern until all sections of the CSET are passed.

For single subject applicants, completion of a waiver program, passage of applicable CSET exam, or registration for the CSET, with the understanding that students cannot student teach or intern until all sections of the CSET are passed.

MA in Learning and Teaching (Multiple and Single Subject)

1. Personal Statement: Please write a 500- word statement that articulates why an equity-centered pedagogy will be important for you as a future teacher. In your response, please refer to at least three of the bold-faced words/phrases in the conceptual framework.

2. GPA 2.75

·     Application files with less than 2.75 cumulative GPA require two additional letters of recommendations (a total of four) and a GPA petition statement.

3. Certificate of Clearance, for CCTC issue, to be cleared through the DOJ and FBI

4. Evidence of negative TB test result within the last two years

5. Meet the Basic Skills Requirement

Individuals may satisfy the basic skills requirement by one of the following methods: 

·     Pass the CBEST*

·     Pass the CSET: Multiple Subjects Plus Writing Skills Examination 

·     Pass the CSU Early Assessment Program or the CSU Placement Examinations 

·     Achieve Qualifying Score on the SAT or ACT 

·     College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations 

·     Pass a Basic Skills Examination from Another State 

*In line with CTC and State policy, The University of Redlands will consider admission of applicants who have not yet passed the CBEST if they are registered to take the test on a date before, or during, their first semester of School of Education classes. CBEST deferral is not available for applicants who have previously attempted all three subsets of the CBEST but been unsuccessful in passing one or more of those subsets.

Learn more

6. Evidence of 50 hours of observation or work with children, preferably in a public school setting or equivalent.

7. Completion of Child Development or Human Growth and Development course, CLEP exam, workshop, or equivalent (workshops available through the University

8. Evidence of subject matter competency by completing one of the following:

For multiple subject applicants, passage of the CSET or registration for the CSET, with the understanding that students cannot student teach or intern until all sections of the CSET are passed.

For single subject applicants, completion of a waiver program, passage of applicable CSET exam, or registration for the CSET, with the understanding that students cannot student teach or intern until all sections of the CSET are passed.

MA in Curriculum and Instruction

1. GPA 3.0

2. 500-Word Personal Statement describing personal experience and interests in relationship to the degree program.

Submitting Materials

Please submit all application parts via our online application. 
Admission and certification requirements vary by program. All application pieces are required in order to complete your application for Admissions Review Committee.