Initial Credential Applications

Pre-Program Advising

Andrew Nichols
acnichols@csuchico.edu
530-898-4582
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Credential Pathways

To learn more about each of the credential pathways listed below, please click here.

Initial Credential Applications

Applicants for Spring 2017 and beyond: We are currently in the process of developing an online application, which will be released later this summer. The paper applications below may be used as guides for determining the requirements for applying, but all future applications will be submitted electronically. 

Multiple Subject Program (pdf)

Prepares candidates to teach all subjects in self-contained classrooms, usually grades K-6. Fall or spring start.

Concurrent Multiple Subject and Education Specialist Program (pdf)

Combines general elementary education (K-6) and special education programs. Fall start only.

Bilingual Authorization Multiple Subject Program (pdf)

Prepares candidates to teach in K-6 bilingual, multicultural classrooms. Fall start only.

Single Subject Program (pdf)

Prepares candidates to teach at the secondary level (7-12). Fall or spring start.

Concurrent Single Subject and Education Specialist Program (pdf)

Combines general secondary education (7-12) and special education programs. Fall start only.

Bilingual Authorization Single Subject Program (pdf)

Prepares candidates to teach in secondary (7-12) bilingual, multicultural classrooms. Fall start only.

RiSE: Residency in Secondary Education, Single Subject Credential and MA in Education Program (pdf)

Combines a Single Subject Credential for Math, Science, or English with an MA in Education. Summer start only. 

RiSE: Residency in Secondary Education, Education Specialist Credential and MA in Education Program (pdf)

Combines an Education Specialist Credential for Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe Disabilities with an MA in Education. Spring start only. 

Education Specialist Program (pdf)

Offers the Education Specialist Credential for Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe Disabilities, which may be used in K-12 resource rooms, special day classes, or alternative settings. Fall or spring start.

Education Specialist Add-on Program (pdf)

For individuals with one valid Education Specialist Credential looking to earn the other (Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe). Fall or spring start.

Additional Forms

Equivalency Form (pdf)

Certificate of Clearance form and instructions (pdf)