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September 8, 2009


Sac State teacher credentialing program accepting applications

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Although Sacramento State is not generally accepting applications for undergraduate or graduate classes for the spring semester, about 150 new students will be admitted to the University’s teacher credentialing program.

The students will be admitted to the College of Education’s Bilingual Multicultural Education, Teacher Education and Special Education teacher credential programs for spring 2010.

“This is a great opportunity to anyone who has at least a bachelor’s degree and a desire for a rewarding career as a teacher,” says Vanessa Sheared, dean of the College.

In July, the CSU closed all applications for spring 2010 to address a system-wide budget deficit of $564 million for 2009-10. University President Alexander Gonzalez asked for and was given a waiver from the CSU Chancellor’s Office to allow admission to those programs.
“There is always a need for teachers, especially in those niche areas,” Sheared says. “Getting the exemption means we will be able to continue to provide a cadre of highly qualified teachers as more districts undergo budget constraints, increasing class sizes and as teachers begin to retire in greater numbers.”

Applications for the spring are due Sept. 15. Applications for fall 2010 are due Nov. 30. For more information and credentialing requirements, visit

Sacramento State also received exemptions for its nursing program and a small number of community college students with which it had previously established enrollment commitments.


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