School of Education

Application Process

Chico State Enterprises, the College of Communication & Education, and the School of Education are proud to announce our new 5-year Teacher Quality Partnership Grant, funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

That being said, we are looking for qualified CLASS (new RiSE Program name) applicants to join our first cohort for the Single Subject Credential pathway in English, math, science, or Special Education w/ the MA in Education, applications due March 1, 2020.

Contact Cheryl Ordorica for advising & questions @ 530-898-3246 OR cordorica@csuchico.edu. Stay tuned for our new CLASS website!

Enrollment Process

Submit your Graduate Admissions Application through Cal State Apply(opens in new window). Choose the correct semester, create an account & choose CSU, Chico when applying.

Apply to the CSUC, School of Education through the online credential application(opens in new window) (once you click on the online credential application link, please scroll down towards the middle of the page to start the online application & there are 15 sections that need to be completed & are listed below for your reference).

Application Deadlines

March 1 (Fall Term)

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

Application available Dec. 1 to Mar. 1 at 11:59 p.m.

October 1 (Spring Term)

  • Education Specialist
  • Multiple Subject
  • RISE-Education Specialist
  • Single Subject

Application available Aug. 1 to Oct. 1 at 11:59 p.m.

Sections to Complete

1. Personal Information - Based on your Cal State Apply information

2. Application Fee - $75 credential program application fee

3. Subject Competency - Verification of passing the CSET Exam in your subject area OR an official waiver form signed by a subject matter advisor.

4. Basic Skills - Verification of CBEST OR an approved alternative exam(opens in new window)

5. Academic Work - Undergraduate Degree

6. Coursework - Prerequisites OR Approved Equivalencies 

7. Resume - One copy of your professional resumeé

8. References - 3 Professional References 

9. Recommendation - Two confidential letters of recommendation

10. Disposition Form - Completed Candidate Disposition Form

11. Statements - School of Education Belief Statement and Experience Statement

12. TB Clearance - Verification of tuberculosis clearance (test within the last 3 years)

13. Cert of Clearance - Completed Request for Live Scan sheet for the Certificate of Clearance. Visit the Certificate of Clearance Information (PDF) site, (Fingerprint & background verification). 

14. Additional Steps - This section includes the MA: Education Initial Writing Assessment link* (reference section 3 on the MA: Education page), which is required for the RiSE Program/MA: Education blended pathway

15. Submit