How to Apply: Teaching Credentials

SPRING 2019 applications are now open for applicants that plan to apply for a Fall 2019 credential program and want to complete the pre-requisite credential courses at Sacramento State.  There are many benefits to completing credential program pre-requisite courses in a SPRING semester at Sacramento State, such as obtaining financial aid to assist with paying for courses (if eligible) and gaining additional classroom experiences.  However, enrolling in a SPRING semester at Sacramento State is not the only option available to you.  Please review the “options for completing pre-requisite” courses to determine if applying for SPRING at Sacramento State is your best option for completing credential program pre-requisite courses.

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 2019 Application  Fall 2019 Application
Single Subject pdf Green dot
[Click Here]
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Multiple Subject pdf Green dot
[Click Here]
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Mild/Moderate Special Education pdf Green dot
[Click Here]
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Mild/Moderate Special Education Internship "NEW" pdf red dot red dot
Moderate/Severe Special Education pdf Green dot
[Click Here]
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Early Childhood Special Education pdf Green dot
[Click Here]
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Additional Information

Drop-In Application Clinics for Fall 2019 Applications

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 for Fall 2019 to be determined in December.

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