Admission to the Teacher Credential Programs

 

Teaching Credential Program Application

There are different applications and admissions steps for Post-Baccalaureate and current Cal State LA Students

Which one of the following applicants are you?

The application deadline for Fall 2022 is May 31, 2022.

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Post-Baccalaureate

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Current Cal State LA Student
Graduating after fall 2022

Admission Requirements & Eligibility


 

  1. GPA of 2.75 or higher in the last 60 semester/90 quarter units. Click here if your GPA is below 2.75 for more options.
  2. Certificate of Clearance from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). Click here for more information.
  3. Philosophy Statement
  4. Negative TB Test within four calendar years.
  5. Please note - basic skills and subject matter competency exam/coursework are required once admitted, not to apply.

 

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Post-Baccalaureate Application

Applying to a credential program as a new Post-Baccalaureate student. You are graduating or hold a degree before you start the credential program.

 

Step 1: Apply to the University through Cal State Apply

Complete all required sections of your credential program application including:

Philosophy of Education Statement
Negative TB Test
Two Letters of Recommendation

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

Step 2: Mail Official Transcripts to Cal State LA

Submitting Transcipts to Admissions

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

Or request official electronic transcripts sent to [email protected]

Step 3: Pay the supplemental application fee

Once you submit CSUApply, and the university sends you an email with a CIN (usually one week after you submit the app), pay a $65 (separate from $70 application submission fee) Admission and Credential Application Fee before submitting the application

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


Re-Admission Process

The re-admission 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.” Cal State LA continuing student status requires enrollment in 1 of 2 consecutive semesters (not counting winter and summer intersessions).

If you took more than two consecutive semesters off, please be sure to indicate that you are a re-admitted student on the application and submit the re-admission statement.

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

 

 


Current Cal State LA Student Application

Undergraduate

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 LA student (Undergraduate) 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
Negative TB Test
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 LA Undergraduate student nearing graduation please be sure to fill out CSUApply as a post-baccalaureate credential students.

Step 1: Apply to the University through Cal State Apply

If you have any questions about the proces, please schedule an appointment with Ana Zambrano via EABNavigate

 


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.

For any grievance regarding a rendered admission decision, please contact, via e-mail, the Director of Student Services, Agustin Cervantes at: [email protected].  Please include your full name, contact information (e-mail/phone number), and pertinent details.