Credential Office

Application Options

There are currently three application options. See below for specific information on the three different application Options.

If you wish to learn more about our individual credential programs and applications, you may find detailed application information and the credential applications here.

EXCEPTIONAL ADMISSION

EXCEPTIONAL ADMISSION - OFFERED DURING FALL ONLY

The California State University Chancellors Execute Order #1077 allows the College of Education to admit a very limited number of teacher education candidates under exceptional admission.

When one or more of the following required items for admission is not met, the candidate may petition for exceptional admission:

  •  Subject Matter Competency-  Passage of CSET or verification of Subject Matter Program completion
  • Required GPA of 2.67 overall or 2.75 last 60 units.

 To be considered for exceptional admission you must submit a petition for exceptional admission form with your online program application.

Carefully read the following:

  • ACT Single Subject Credential candidates are not eligible for Exceptional Admission.
  • To be eligible for admission to any Credential Program you must be in good standing in your previous or current university.
  • Exceptional admission is not an option if missing the basic skills requirement.
  • While your application is pending review, we strongly suggest that you attempt to complete any missing examination requirements. 

  • This option is limited to Fall only.  If you are not accepted under this option you must meet regular admission requirements to apply for a future semester. The application fee is not transferable.  

  • Exceptional admission is only allowed for one semester; you will not be allowed to enroll for classes the following semester unless the missing admission requirements have been satisfied.

  • If you are admitted under Exceptional Admission, you will not be eligible to student teach in your first semester.

    Note: Our staff is unable to provide a status check on your exceptional admission file or an opinion as to whether or not you will be accepted under this option. You will be notified after the committee has made a decision.

 

 

REGULAR ADMISSION

Regular Admission Option is available fall and spring semesters

To be admitted to a basic teaching credential program under regular admission, applicants must meet all of the admission requirements applicable to the program being requested. Admission requires both a university application and a credential program application.

DEADLINES

SPRING

FALL          

Application DeadlineJanuary 10thAugust 8th
ITEP Program OnlyNovember 1stJuly 1st
Cal State Apply ApplicationFebruary 1stSeptember 1st

INTENT TO APPLY (ITA)

Multiple Subject / Single Subject / Education Specialist Credential Programs

This option is not available to ACT, ITEP, FYI, JYI, Services Credential or candidates who were previously enrolled as a Multiple/Single Subject or Education Specialist credential student.

Please follow the steps listed below to be considered for ITA: 

1. University Application - Complete the online application at Cal State Apply. There is a $55 application fee.

2. ITA Application – Apply online under ITA option. The online application will require that you submit a nonrefundable $50 application processing fee (an additional $1.45 service fee will be assessed at checkout). Please note if you have been previously enrolled in a program your application will not be processed for ITA.

3. Transcripts: You must have a cumulative GPA of 2.67 or a 2.75 in your last 60 units Official transcripts from each institution you have attended (including community colleges) must be submitted in person or by mail to Admissions and Records and the Credential Office at:

Admissions and Records' Address:Credential Office's Address:

Admissions & Records

CSUN - Office of Admissions and Records

18111 Nordhoff Street

Northridge, CA 91330-8207

Credential Office

CSUN - Credential Office EA 103

18111 Nordhoff Street

Northridge, CA 91330-8265

 IMPORTANT! You should request all transcripts sent directly to your home address, once you have gathered all transcripts you may submit them to both offices separately.

Current Students: If currently a CSUN student or a CSUN graduate, transcripts do not need to be submitted unless you have completed post baccalaureate coursework at another institution.

Please note: If you are in the process of completing a bachelor’s degree at a school other than CSUN you will be required to provide one additional official transcript after your degree has been awarded.

  • Foreign transcripts (if applicable) - Applicants with international transcripts must provide a copy of an official evaluation of that coursework by an approved agency, for a list of approved agencies visit http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf

1. Fingerprint Clearance – Application will not be processed without verification of current fingerprint clearance from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Instructions on completing this process can be found here.

2. Tuberculosis Clearance – You will need to upload a copy of verification of negative TB test or a letter from your physician (regarding negative chest x-ray) taken within the last two years.

 Important:

  • Your registration will be restricted to the courses identified in the ‘ITA Courses’ outlined below. If you enroll in courses other than those identified you will be asked to withdraw. The ITA option is allowed for one semester while completing program admission requirements; you will not be allowed to continue under this option for a second semester.
  • We cannot guarantee that all courses you take will meet future program requirements. Over time, requirements can change.
  • You will need to submit a new program application and fee to be considered for Regular Admission to the Credential program.
  • Please note that Intent to Apply students are not eligible for financial aid.
  • To be eligible for admission to any Credential Program you must be in good standing in your previous or current university.

Limited Credential Courses for ITA-CRED Students - Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential Program:

COURSEUNITS
EED 500/EPC 500 fundamentals of Teaching (must take 1st semester)3
EED 515 Basic Technology Methods2
ELPS/AAS/CHS/AFRS/ARMN 417 Equity and Diversity in Schools3
HSCI 465 ELM Teaching Health in the Elementary Classroom1
TOTAL UNITS9

Limited Credential Courses for ITA-CRED Students - Preliminary Single Subject Credential Program:

COURSEUNITS
SED 511 Fundamentals of Secondary Education in Multiethnic Schools (must take 1st semester)3
EPC 420 Educational Psychology of Adolescence3
ELPS/AAS/CHS/AFRS/ARMN 417 Equity and Diversity in Schools3
TOTAL UNITS9
  

Limited Credential Courses for ITA-CRED Students - Preliminary Education Specialist Credential Program:

Mild/Moderate DisabilitiesModerate/Severe DisabilitiesDeaf and Hard of HearingEarly Childhood

SPED 400: Developmental Differences and Implications in Special Education (3)

SPED 402: Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavior Support (3)

SPED 404: Teaching Diverse Learners with SocialCommunication Disabilities including Autism (3)

SPED 400: Developmental Differences and Implications in Special Education (3)

SPED 402: Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavior Support (3)

 

 

SPED 400: Developmental Differences and Implications in Special Education (3)

SPED 402: Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavior Support (3)

SPED 403D: Early Field Experience/Seminar in Special Education (3)

SPED 402: Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavior Support (3)

SPED 431: Atypical Development of Young Children with Disabilities (3)

SPED 500: Communication and Early Literacy (3)

SPED 404: Teaching Diverse Learners with Social Communication Disabilities including Autism (3)

SPED 532: ECSE Curriculum and Instruction (3)