Admission to the Teacher Credential Programs

 


Teaching Credential Application

There are different applications and admissions steps for Post-Baccalaureate and current Cal State L.A. Students


Which one of the following applicants are you?

The application deadline for Fall 2017 is May 31st, 2017.

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Post-Baccalaureate

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Current Cal State L.A. Student
Undergraduate or Graduate


Admission Requirements And Eligibility


 

  1. GPA of 2.75 or higher in last 60 semester/90 quarter units. Click here if your GPA is below 2.75 for more options.
  2. Basic Skills Requirement: At a minimum, attempt of all three sections of the CBEST. Click here for more information.
  3. Certificate of Clearance from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). Click here for more information.
  4. Negative TB Test within one calendar year

 

 

Note: Admission to the Reading & Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential Program requires a valid basic California teaching credential. 

 


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Post-Baccalaureate Application


Applying to a credential program as a new Post-Baccalaureate student.


Step 1: Apply to the University through CSU Mentor

Once you apply to the university through CSU Mentor you will be given a CIN number; you need this CIN in order to submit a credential program application.


Step 2: Complete your Credential Application

Complete all required sections of your credential program application including:

Philosophy of Education Statement
Two Letters of Recommendation
Pay a $65 Admission and Credential Application Fee before submitting the application

Applicants to our credential programs will find the tab labeled “Payment” in the credential program application.


Step 3: Mail Official Transcripts to Cal State LA

Please send official transcripts (Submitting Transcripts/Test Scores to Admissions) from all universities, except Cal State LA, you attended as an undergraduate or post-baccalaureate student. You must mail or deliver transcripts to:

Cal State LA Admissions Office
c/o GRADUATE ADMISSIONS
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032

Please click here for information on California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) Guidelines for Foreign Transcript Evaluation. Currently Cal State L.A. is only using International Education Research Foundation, Inc. Credentials Evaluation Service (IERF) for international transcript review

 

 



Current Cal State L.A. Student Application

Undergraduate or Graduate

If you are currently enrolled in a Cal State LA Credential Program and wish to apply to add-on a second credential program, please click here.


Current Cal State L.A. student (Undergraduate or Graduate) applying to a credential program BEFORE you graduate.


Complete your Credential Application

Complete all required sections of your credential program application including:

Philosophy of Education Statement
Two Letters of Recommendation
Pay a $65 Admission and Credential Application Fee before submitting the application

Applicants to our credential programs will find the tab labeled “Payment” in the credential program application.


Current Cal State L.A. Undergraduate student nearing graduation and needs to apply to continue an existing credential program or start a new credential program as a Post-Baccalaureate​ student


Step 1: Apply to the University through CSU Mentor

Once you apply to the university through CSU Mentor you will be given a CIN number; you need this CIN in order to submit a credential program application.


Step 2: Complete your Credential Application

Complete all required sections of your credential program application including:

Philosophy of Education Statement
Two Letters of Recommendation
Pay a $65 Admission and Credential Application Fee before submitting the application

Applicants to our credential programs will find the tab labeled “Payment” in the credential program application.

 


Re-Admission Process

The readmission protocol applies to students who at one time were enrolled in the Charter College of Education teaching credential program (Multiple Subject, Single Subject, and Education Specialist) and subsequently lost “continuing student status”. CSULA continuing student status requires enrollment in 1 of 2 consecutive semesters (not counting winter and summer intersessions).

After submitting your application, please allow 4-6 weeks to review your file.  You will be required to meet with the Director of the Office for Student Services for an interview. You will be notified via e-mail regarding the status of your application.