How to Apply: Teaching Credentials

The Fall 2018 application period is now open.  Please review the application and program information for specific University AND Program deadlines.

Application Procedures

To apply to a Teaching Credentials Program:

  1. Review the Admission Requirements for Fall semester admissions.
  2. Attend a program information session or click the links below for more information.

  3. Review the options for completing the pre-Requisite Courses.
  4. Complete the appropriate supplemental program application and supporting documents (see below).

Supplemental Applications

As application periods open, this page will be updated. Not all programs are open for each admission period. Open and closed application periods are noted with the following indicators:

Red dot = Currently closed for applications
Green dot = Currently open for applications
Yellow dot = Check with program staff (call 916-278-6639 or visit Academic and Program Services in Eureka Hall 401)
For tips on completing the Cal State Apply general university application, please CLICK HERE.

Credential Program Applications Fact Sheet Spring 2018 Application  Fall 2018 Application
Single Subject pdf

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All teacher preparation
programs are open for
Fall 2018. 

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Click here for

Multiple Subject pdf

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Mild/Moderate Special Education pdf

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Moderate/Severe Special Education pdf

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Early Childhood Special Education Coming Soon Red dot

Additional Information

Drop-In Application Clinics

If you have last minute questions about the supplemental program application, please "drop-in" on one of the following application clinics anytime during the hours listed below and advisors will be available to assist you with finalizing your application. Bring your supplemental application and all supporting documents to the clinic.

Drop-In Application Clinic Dates:

  • Tuesday, January 30
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location: TBA

  • Wednesday, January 31
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location: TBA

Related Forms and Resources

Description File Type
Cal State Apply - Application Helpful Tips PDF icon
Reference Form PDF icon
Course Substitution Request For Teacher Preparation Program Courses PDF icon
Certificate of Clearance (COC) application instructions PDF icon
Subject Matter Program Advisors and Exam Options PDF icon
Subject Matter Verification Form PDF icon
Pre-requisite Course Equivalents PDF icon

Academic and Program Services
Phone: (916) 278-6639 | Office: Eureka Hall 401