Admission Requirements

  • Application and personal interview
  • Writing competency assessment
  • Statement of Purpose
  • TB clearance
  • Verification of taking CBEST by submitting score report
  • Application for Certificate of Clearance or copy of Substitute Teaching Permit
  • Completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • GPA or 2.75 overall
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Verification of CSET registration or Subject Matter Competency Program Waiver

Other Program Components

Student Teaching Program Prerequisites: Student teaching candidates must complete an application and be accepted by the faculty into the student teaching sequence with the following:

  • Certificate of Clearance or equivalent fingerprint clearance
  • Demonstration of personal dispositions necessary for teaching (as outlined by the LaFetra College of Education)
  • CPR for adults, infants and children
  • Current TB clearance
  • Passing score on the CBEST
  • Passing score of 3 or higher on the writing competency assessment
  • Successful completion of all pre-student teaching coursework as defined by a GPA of 3.0 or better and a grade of B or better in each course.
  • Passing score on TPA Task #1
  • Verification of Subject Matter Competence as defined by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing: CSET, or Completion of a state-approved subject matter program with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the major and 2.75 overall.

Advanced Supervised Teaching Requirements

  • Successful completion of all requirements for Introductory Supervised Teaching
  • Passing score on the Reading Instruction Competency Assessment (RICA)(Multiple Subject candidates only)
  • Speech course or verification
  • US Constitution course or passing test score
  • Health Education/Nutrition/Drug Prevention/Tobacco/Sexually Transmitted Diseases Course

Enhanced Intern Credential (Multiple/Single

A candidate will be eligible for an enhanced intern credential if he/she has successfully completed the constitution requirement, first term coursework (EDUC 425 & EDUC 426 for Multiple Subject; EDUC 427 & EDUC 428 for Single Subject), subject matter competence, and a score of 3 or better on the writing competency assessment and has a contract in a public school. All candidates must be concurrently enrolled in EDUC 467 to be eligible for the intern credential.

Teacher Performance Assessments

The California Teacher Assessment Program (TPA) provides teacher candidates with the opportunity to demonstrate achievement of the teaching performance expectations. The TPA consists of two tasks embedded throughout the program, one during the pre-student teaching coursework and the other within the advanced student teaching experience.

Preliminary Credential Application Requirements

To apply for a preliminary credential with the state of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, candidates must have:

  • Maintained a 3.0 GPA or better in all coursework
  • Successfully completed clinical teaching requirements
  • Received a B or better in EDUC 498
  • Completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Completed an “Application for Credential”
  • Completed CPR Certification for Adults, Infants, and Children
  • Passed all required TPAs
  • Passed the RICA (Multiple Subject only)
  • Must be cleared by the credential analyst for all remaining requirements
Clear Credential Application Requirements

To apply for a Professional Clear or Level II Credential with the state of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, candidates must have completed a professional induction program through their employer within five years of the issuance date of their Preliminary Credential.