College of Education

Department of Education and Leadership

Apply for Your Credential

PLEASE NOTE: This page is for candidates who have completed their credential program and are applying for their credential. If you are applying to start a credential program, please visit our ADMISSIONS page. To apply for your credential, please use the guide below that corresponds to your program:

Watch our short new How to Apply video here!

How to Apply for Your Multiple Subject Credential

How to Apply for Your Single Subject Credential

How to Apply for Your Preliminary Education Specialist Credential

How to Apply for Your Clear Education Specialist Credential

How to Apply for Your Administrative Services Credential

How to Apply for Your School Psychology Credential

How to Apply for Your School Social Work Credential

How to Apply for Your Bilingual Authorization

How to apply for your credential during COVID-19 - PowerPoint with links included

How to apply for your credential during COVID-19 - video by the CSUMB Credential Analysts. This is a tutorial only. Please see the PowerPoint for links.

Once you are finished with your credential program, you will need to submit a complete application to the Credential Analyst at CSUMB in order to apply for your credential. Use the following items:

  1. Information Cover Sheet
  2. Application Checklist that applies to your program

Application Checklists

School Psychology Intern Credential Application Checklist

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 Christy Hanselka or Chris Villanueva, CSUMB Credential Analysts.  Reference: Calstate.edu ASA-2016-30

For more information on applying for your credential, please email our CSUMB Credential Analysts:

Christy Hanselka: chjordan@csumb.edu

Chris Villanueva: chvillanueva@csumb.edu