Credential Office

Advisement

The Credential Office offers pre-program and in-program advising and information.

 
Prospective Services and Specialist Students
Please contact the appropriate department for advisement of the following programs: Administrative Services, Speech-Language Pathology, School Counseling and School Psychology.
 
New and Current Students
Newly admitted students are required to meet with a Credential Advisor during the first semester in the program, this advisement is required prior to registration for the following semester. In addition, current students can meet with a Credential Advisor to discuss credential progress, forms/petitions, probation, disqualification, student teaching requirements and other university and program policies.
Call the Credential Office at (818) 677-2733 to schedule an appointment with an advisor.
 
Education Specialist, ACT and Intern students receive primary advisement from the appropriate Coordinator or Faculty Advisor.

Important: If you have taught in a WASC accredited private school for 3 or more years or if you have been licensed to teach in another state or another country, please contact the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (credentials@ctc.ca.gov or 888-921-2682) before enrolling in a credential program. There are specific state provisions regarding obtaining a California credential that may apply to you.

If necessary, our advisors are available to assist by directing you to the appropriate credential leaflets on the CTC website.

Please feel free to email credential staff at credprep@csun.edu to inquire about any of the following:

  • Admission and re-admission
  • Student Teaching applications
  • The Credential Request Process
  • Program Status Letters
  • Course Substitutions
  • Program Requirements
  • Change of Program
  • English Learner Authorization
  • Added Authorization

Student Resources

The Student Resources page provides information for students newly admitted to the Multiple, Single Subject and Education Specialist Credential programs, with a focus on:

  • Assisting students with course, exam, and program requirements
  • Explaining the process and prerequisites for 'Student Teaching'
  • Tips for successful completion of the program

We strongly encourage students to review the Student Handbook.