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Winter Break Closure

December 19, 2017

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Please be aware that the Credential Office will be closed due to the winter break from December 22, 2017 to January 1, 2018. We will resume normal business hours on January 2, 2018. The Credential Office wishes you a happy holiday and we apologize for any inconvenience. Read more

CSUN Alumna Honored as California Teacher of the Year

December 5, 2017

Erin Oxford-Gilpin, David Kretschmer, and Shari Tarver Behring

Oxhorn-Gilpin ’05 (Liberal Studies/Multiple Subject Teaching Credential) started working with children when she was 14. Today, she’s a first- and second-grade teacher at Northlake Hills Elementary School, and a California Teacher of the Year. “She’s joining an elite group of five former teachers of the year from our college,” said Shari Tarver-Behring, interim dean of CSUN’s Michael D. Eisner College of Education. “The College of Education was incredibly supportive and guided me very well,” Oxhorn-Gilpin said. Read more on CSUN Today

Student Portal and Program Applications Temporarily Down

November 8, 2017

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Please be notified that the CSUN student information system will be experiencing an upgrade beginning November 9, 2017 through November 12th. Please be aware that this upgrade will affect access to the Student Portal and Credential Program applications. The system will be back up and running on Monday, November 13th. You will be able to access your student portal and apply to the Credential program at that time. Read more

Application Instructions

October 27, 2017

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We are excited that you are interested in applying to our programs, and would like to assist you with the application process.  Read more

Limited Staff in the Credentials Office

August 29, 2017

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Please be aware that on September 15th the Credential Office Staff will be participating in a Professional Development Retreat which will leave the office with limited staff. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Read more

Spring 2018 Applications

August 29, 2017

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Both of the Spring 2018 Credential Program Applications and Student Teaching Applications will be available on September 11, 2011. Read more

Project I-PREP

June 21, 2017


Project I-PREP can provide up to $24,000 in financial support as you take coursework and complete fieldwork toward your education specialist credential. Read more

Important Application Information

June 1, 2017

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Important Note

The CSUMentor online application will not be available after May 31, 2017. If you are applying to a graduate or credential program for Fall 2017, please submit your online application by 11:59 pm on May 31.

Starting June 1, Fall 2017 University applications for approved graduate and credential programs must be submitted on paper. For details select your applicant group from this page.

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CSU Mentor Will Go Offline May 31, 2017

May 4, 2017

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Please be advised the online university application system (CSU Mentor) will go offline on May 31, 2017.  Please apply by May 31st to avoid any admission processing delays.  After May 31st the university application will only be available in paper format,  additional information will be available regarding the paper application process after June 1, 2017.

All Credential Program Applications are due August 8th, 2017. Application instructions can be found here.

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