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Teaching Credential Program Application

There are different applications and admissions steps for Post-Baccalaureate and Current Cal State LA Students. Which one are you? 

The application deadline for Spring 2023 is August 1, 2022 to September 30, 2022.

Admission Requirements & Eligibility

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  • GPA of 2.5 overall or 2.75 in the last 60 semester/90 quarter units.
  • Certificate of Clearance from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).
  • Philosophy Statement
  • Negative TB Test within four calendar years.

Please note - basic skills and subject matter competency exam/coursework are required once admitted, not to apply.

Post-Baccalaureate Application

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Step 1: Apply to the University through Cal State Apply

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

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 AdmSubmit@calstatela.edu

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

Continuing Student Status Lost

Re-admission applies to previously teaching credential program students who lost “continuing student status.”

Leave

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.

Application Status

Please allow 4-6 weeks to review your file. You will meet with the Office for Student Services Director for an interview. An email will notify you of the status of your application.

Current Cal State LA Student Application

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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

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

You can apply to add-on a second credential program if you are currently enrolled in a Cal State LA Credential Program.

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