College of Education

Admission Requirements

How To Apply

Application steps

  1. Complete Cal State Apply Application: (www.calstate.edu/apply). 

Shawna Gannon

sgannon@csumb.edu

(831)582-4628

How To Apply

 
CSUMB's Credential programs have now been approved for a state funded summer start. Please fill out the Summer 2022 application in Cal State Apply. Applications for Summer 2022 are open now Final deadline March 1, 2022!

Start your application at Cal State Apply. See steps at bottom of page.

Look for the program you are interested in below, the deadlines for each program vary but the application is the same for all programs. The application process is explained below.

Click here for the Admissions Checklist.

Elementary Education (Multiple Subjects) Credential

Application deadlines

Spring 2022

Spring 2022 Applications for the Elementary Education Credential program are now closed

Summer 2022

Summer 2022 applications open October 1, 2021 (Traditional Pathway only). Priority Deadline: February 1, 2022. Rolling admissions on a space available basis after that. The program application can be closed once filled anytime after February 1, 2022. See deadlines posted in Cal State Apply.

Secondary Education (Single Subject) Credential

Application deadlines

Spring 2022

As of now, the Department of Education and Leadership will not be accepting Spring 2022 applications for the Secondary Education Credential.

Summer 2022

Summer 2022 applications open October 1, 2021, Priority Deadline: February 1, 2022. Rolling admissions on a space available basis after that. The program application can be closed once filled anytime after February 1, 2022. See deadlines posted in Cal State Apply.

Special Education (Mild-Mod/Mod-Sev) Credential

Application deadlines

Spring 2022

There will be no Spring 2022 SPED cohort.

Summer 2022

Summer 2022 applications open October 1, 2021 (Traditional Pathway only). Priority Deadline: February 1, 2022. Rolling admissions on a space available basis after that. The program application can be closed once filled anytime after February 1, 2022. See deadlines posted in Cal State Apply.

Application steps

  1. Complete the CSU Application at Cal State Apply.
  2. After submission of your CSU application, you will receive an email from CSUMB with the information on how to access your CSUMB, CSUMB username, CSUMB.edu dashboard, and program application.
  3. Once you have submitted your application, we will contact you to schedule an interview.

Having Trouble with Cal State Apply?

Contact Shawna Gannon, Recruitment and Admissions Counselor at sgannon@csumb.edu

Foreign Transcript Evaluations

A Foreign Transcript Evaluation must be completed when the degree was obtained outside the United States. This process requires a fee and may take several weeks in order to verify that the degree is equivalent to a bachelor's degree in the United States. For credential program applicants, it is important to use one of the vendors named below. These vendors are approved by both CSUMB and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

Program Transfer Policy

Candidates coming from another university credential program that was not completed must provide the following:

  1. A letter of good standing from the university and program;
  2. An authorization to contact the former university credential program prior to consideration for admission into Department of Education and Leadership credential programs

Note: Please see the CSUMB Graduate Matriculation Policy regarding unit transfer limit.

Policies

Applicants to our program may request our program policies (including the Student Grievance Policy) in our office (Bldg 3) or through email (teach@csumb.edu).

Pre-Admission Disclosure for Credential Programs

Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or tax payer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements. Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements are available from Department of Education and Leadership Credential Analysts: Christy Hanselka (831) 582-3638 or Chris Villanueva (831) 582-3613, 100 Campus Ctr., Bldg. 3, Seaside, CA 93955.

See full memo from the Chancellor on the Cal State's memo index; code: ASA-2016-30