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 each institution attended, 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. GPA 2.75

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

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

4. 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 

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

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

7. 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. GPA 2.75

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

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

4. 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 

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

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

7. 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. GPA 2.75

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

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

4. 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 

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

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

7. 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. GPA 2.75

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

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

4. 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 

Learn more

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

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

7. 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

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.