Subject matter competence is required for admission. Applicants qualify for subject matter competence by passing all three subtests of the multiple subject California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET).
Your GPA must be 2.75 for your last 60 semester units or 2.67 overall. If it is below either of these, inquire at the Department of Education about the GPA appeal process.
Certificate of clearance (fingerprint clearance) or a copy of an emergency permit must be on file before beginning teaching practicum I. Download instructions for the fingerprinting process and the certificate of clearance form (pdf).
Candidates may satisfy the state basic skills requirement by passing the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) or by passing all three subtests of the multiple subject CSET plus the CSET writing skills subtest. Verification is required before teaching practicum.
Credential candidates must be admitted to the University before beginning a program. Apply online at CSUMentor.