Jan 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Teacher Education Admissions Requirements


Admissions Requirements

The following chart identifies admission requirements for all degree, credential and certificate programs in the Teacher Education Department. Applicants from countries in which the native language is not English must achieve a minimum English-language proficiency test score as indicated on the Graduate Program Test Requirement web page at GAPE (Graduation Admissions and Program Evaluations).

Teacher Education Admissions Requirements Multiple Subjects Credential Program - ONLY Combined Multiple Subjects Credential Program / Master of Arts Program - Curriculum & Instruction Elementary Education / Master of Arts Program (LACES) Single Subject Credential Program Single Subject Credential / Intern Program
Calstate.edu/apply Application X X X X X
Official Transcripts (all schools) to GAPE X X X X X
Application Fee X X X X X
International Students Non-English Language Degree Addition Requirements X X X X X
DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
GPA (minimum) 2.75 2.75 3.00 2.75 2.75
Application Checklist X X      
Application Form X X X X X
Resume X X X X X
Statement of Purpose X X      
Cover Letter     X    
Letters of Recommendation (3) X X   X X
CBEST (Basic Skills Requirement) X X   X X
Second Set of Transcripts to TED X X X X X
Pre-Professional Experience 45 hours 45 hours   45 hours 45 hours
CSET - Multi-Subject Exam X X      
CSET - Single Subject (or waiver based on coursework) *       X X
Subject Matter Competency (SMC) Interview & signed form       X X
Current Teacher Credential     X    
United States Constitution Requirement         X
Department Administered Writing Task       X X
Interview X X     X

Requirements for Program Continuation / Advancement to Candidacy

Students must meet the university requirements for candidacy. General university requirements for advancement to candidacy for the MA degree are detailed in the Graduate Policies and Procedures section. Candidacy includes successful completion of the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR). For graduate courses that meet the GWAR, refer to the GWAR Course List on the College of Graduate Studies website.

Applicants must also

  • complete successfully 9 units of graduate coursework in the Elementary Education program;
  • demonstrate aptitude for advanced work in professional education as measured by instructor appraisals, evaluation of previous academic work, recommendation by qualified professionals, or other assessments;
  • meet with a graduate advisor to plan a formal course of study. The MA degree approved programs are individually designed to meet specific student objectives.

The proposed graduate program must be approved by the graduate coordinator before the student may be considered a candidate for the MA degree.

Departmental Requirements

Teacher Education Admissions Requirements Multiple Subject Credential - ONLY Combine Multiple Subject Credential Program / Master of Art Program - Curriculum & Instruction Elementary Education / Master of Art Program (LACES) Single Subject Credential Program Single Subject Credential Program / Intern Program
GPA (minimum) 3 3 3 3 3
CSET - Multi-Subject Exam X X      
CSET - Single Subject (or waiver based on coursework)       X X
Certificate of Clearance X X   X X
Current Teacher Credential     X    
United States Constitution Requirement       X X
Current Negative TB Test X X   X