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Credential Office

Credential Office



10/16/13 - 10/18/13

The credential advisors will be attending a state conference and will not be available. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Due to limited number of staff our office will close at 5:00 pm.

Preliminary Administrative Services

PLEASE NOTE! All Preliminary Administrative Services credential recommendations made after June 30, 2013 will require five (5) years of experience and a currently held Clear credential.


School Nurse

The School Nurse Program has been suspended until further notice and is no longer accepting new students. If you are a current student in this program, please contact the chair of the Nursing Department, Dr. Marianne Hattar-Pollara (Marianne.hattar@csun.edu ; office phone 818-677-4081).


The Student Aid Commission has informed us that they are no longer accepting new APLE applications.  If your application has previously been submitted it is our understanding that those will be honored. For future updates regarding APLE please visit the Student Aid Commission website.

Effective Spring 2013, the processing fee for all program applications will be $25.00. 

All Spring 2013 applications must include a money order or cashier's check in the amount of $25.00.

Fall 2012 Deadline Dates:

The experimental Health Science courses (HSCI 396HS, HSCI 496TH, and HSCI 496ADO) have been renamed and the changes are in effect for Spring 2012. 


The Commission on Teacher Credentialing is in the process of changing to a new recommendation system. 

Credentials recommended by CSUN and not paid and process completed by the candidate are in jeopardy of being deleted.  At this time we anticipate the new system being in place by mid November.  If CSUN has recommended you for a Credential or Certificate please complete the process as soon as possible.

Spring 2012 Application Deadlines:

Special Education ACT-R



Application Deadline Fall 2011:


Summer Hours (6/22 to 8/10):


Application Deadline Spring 2011:


New Office Hours beginning November 25, 2010:

New Special Education ACT –R (residency)

Important SPED 401C will be offered for the last time in Summer Session 2010. The new course to meet this requirement is SPED 420.

All Post Baccalaureate and FYI/JYI students applying for Spring 2011 admission will need to fully meet the Basic Skills Requirement. This will not apply to ITEP students.

Special Education updates & transitions


Basic Skills Requirement

Credential Office has new hours!

Effective Tuesday 03/24/2009 we will be closed on Tuesdays at 5:00 pm, late hours will be available on Wednesday evenings only. Please note: we will no longer offer Thursday advisement via appointments, all advisement will be on a walk-in bases.



SED Seminar Information

CLAD certificate coursework: CSUN has submitted a CLAD through CTEL certificate program to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and was granted approval by the Committee on Accreditation. Application packets are now available.

If you are a credential holder and not sure if you already have an English Learner authorization, please contact our advisors at credprep@csun.edu



Education Specialist with English Learner Authorization

Changes to the Clinical or Rehabilitative Services Credentials

Assembly Bill 2837 required the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to establish a two-tier credential authorizing speech and language services entitled the Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential. 




Completion Date of Ryan Programs

Advanced Teaching English Learner Requirement (Effective July 1, 2005)


2004 or before


Subject Matter Competency (Multiple Subject Credential Program– Effective May 1, 2004)

Effective May 1, 2004 Verification of having passed the appropriate elementary subject matter examination (MSAT or CSET:MS) is required to apply for admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program. Candidates in Blended/Integrated programs must check with the Credential Office. For more details, please call the Credential Office at 818 677-2586.

Subject Matter Competency (Education Specialist Credential Program – Effective June 1, 2004)

Effective June 1, 2004 Verification of having passed the entire appropriate subject matter examination(s) is required for admission to apply for the Education Specialist Credential Program in Mild/Moderate, Moderate/Severe and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Disabilities. Candidates who will be teaching multiple subjects must fulfill their subject matter requirement by passing the entire MSAT or CSET: MS. Candidates who will be teaching only one subject may fulfill their subject matter requirement by passing the appropriate examination(s). Candidates in Blended/Integrated programs must check with the Credential Office. For more details, please call the Credential Office at (818) 677-2586.

Subject Matter Competency (for student teaching – Effective July 1, 2004)

No Child Left Behind Compliance

Computer Requirement

For Multiple Subject and Single Subject candidates admitted prior to Fall 2002

CPR Certification

For Multiple Subject and Single Subject Programs beginning Fall 2002

Change in Fees: Effective 02 October 2004