Credential Office

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Student Teaching Applications

Candidates must submit a Student Teaching Application during the semester prior to the one in which they wish to student teach.

Student Teaching Application Deadlines for Multiple Subject and Education Specialist:

  • January 15 (for Spring), August 15 (for Fall) 

Student Teaching Application Deadlines for Single Subject Only:

  • December 15th (for Spring)  August 1st (for Fall)

If you were admitted under Exceptional Admission because of GPA, you are not eligible to student teach until you have completed one semester of post-admission coursework.

To be eligible for student teaching all of the following requirements must be met:

  • Admission to credential program
  • Basic Skills Requirement
  • Subject Matter Competency

    Passage of appropriate subject matter exam or completion of subject matter program for Single Subject and Special Education only
    FYI and JYI only: completion of 80% subject matter program

  • Writing Proficiency (one of the following options):
    CBEST writing score of 41 or better
    UDWPE with a score of 10 or better
    Approved Upper Division Writing course ENG 305, ENG 406, or COMS 321 with a grad of "C" or better
    Passage of CSET: Writing Skills
    • Valid Fingerprint Clearance
    • Tuberculosis Clearance
    • Passage of ASLPI (Education Specialist DHH Program students only)
    • Prerequisite courses must be completed (see your credential progress report for prerequisite and co-requisite requirements)
    • GPA: 2.67 in all baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate coursework or 2.75 in last 60 units completed
    • Other program conditions, if applicable
ACTACT candidates do not need to complete a Student Teaching Application.
ITEPITEP Multiple Subject candidates are required to attend an ITEP Student Teaching Orientation Meeting. ITEP Education Specialist candidates DO NOT need to attend the orientation meeting, fill out and submit the application listed below.


Apply for student teaching using our online application


If you have questions concerning student teaching placement and supervision, please contact the appropriate department.

Multiple SubjectElementary Education Department(818) 677-3183
Single SubjectSecondary Education Department(818) 677-2580
Education SpecialistSpecial Education Department(818) 677-2596