Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

  1. Completed Admission Application and application fee.
  2. Official transcripts from all institutions attended. A Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a preferred GPA of 2.75 or above in undergraduate work and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in any graduate work.
  3. A Statement of purpose. Write a statement of purpose addressing the following points: your reasons for entering the teaching profession, any personal or professional experiences and/or qualifications related to your intended field of study, and your perspectives on the relevance and role of cultural competence in teaching. Your statement should be approximately 500-words in length and typewritten.
  4. Two letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to objectively evaluate the candidate's potential to be a competent educator. Letters must be from individuals who can knowledgeably comment on academic skills, employment/volunteer experience, leadership potential, and professional abilities.
  5. Basic Skills Requirement (CBEST or Equivalent).
  6. Current TB Clearance.
  7. Current Certificate of Clearance.

Additional Requirements for the Bilingual Authorization

  1. Interview with Chair of BILA program
  2. SOLOM - Oral language assessment in Spanish 
  3. Statement of Purpose written in Spanish 
  4. Reading assessment in Spanish

Program Requirements: optional, if available at the time of admissions.

The following items  are program requirements and may  be submitted at the time of admission:

  1. CSET or proof of completion of Subject Matter Requirement (required prior to student teaching) 
  2. RICA (multiple subject) (Required for Preliminary credential)