School of Education

Teaching Credential Programs

Pathways to a Credential

For pre-credential advising visit Tehama 125, call 530-898-6421, or email acnichols@csuchico.edu.

Application Deadlines

March 1

  • Bilingual
  • Concurrent Education Specialist
  • Multiple Subject
  • RiSE-Single Subject
  • Single Subject

October 1

  • Education Specialist
  • Multiple Subject
  • RiSE-Education Specialist
  • Single Subject

Other Helpful Information

Admission Guide / Getting Started - A guide to credential program admission processes at Chico State

Credential Admission Guide - Getting Started (PDF)

  • Not ready to apply to a program at this time? Unsure whether you have met the prerequisite and/or exam requirements? Our admission guide should answer your questions.

Advising - Credential advising is available year-round.

10 Reasons to Teach - Not sure if you want to become a teacher?

Cal State Apply(opens in new window) - Graduate School Application (Apply by March 1 or October 1).

Testing Requirements

Financial Aid - School of Education Grants and Scholarships.

Frequently Asked Questions - the questions we get asked most often.