Credential Office

Student Teaching Applications

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

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.

Student Teaching Application Required for Teaching Credential Program Only.  





  • If you wish to student teach the first semester you enroll, your credential program application must be received no later than June 1, 2022, there will be no exceptions to this deadline date.
  • Your student teaching application will not be processed unless you have been admitted to a Credential Program.
  • If you were admitted without subject matter exams (CSET), knowledge of the subject(s) you will teach is still expected at the time of admission to the credential program. The credential program does not include instruction that builds your subject-matter knowledge. Your subject-matter knowledge will be assessed during student teaching, and insufficient subject-matter knowledge may prevent you from completing or receiving credit for student teaching and thus jeopardize your success in the program. 
  • 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.
  • CPR certification is required for second/final student teaching assignment. 
  • Effective January 1, 2022 the English credential will no longer be authorize to teach theater and the PE credential will no longer be authorized to teach dance. Anyone admitted Spring 2022 to the English or PE Single Subject program will no longer have the authorization to teach theater or dance respectively. 
  • If you have exams, courses and/or other pre-requisites that are in progress during the semester of application, they must be completed by August 1, 2022.
  • Student teaching applications submitted after the deadline will not be processed. 

 To be eligible for student teaching all of the following requirements must be met:  (You may submit application if these items are in progress)

  1.  Basic Skills Requirement
  2. Subject Matter Competency: Passage of appropriate subject matter exam, completion of subject matter program, or appropriate academic degree major.
    FYI and JYI only: completion of 80% subject matter program
  3. Valid Fingerprint Clearance
  4. Tuberculosis Clearance
  5. Passage of ASLPI (Education Specialist DHH Program students only)
  6. Prerequisite courses must be completed (see your credential progress report for prerequisite and co-requisite requirements)
  7. GPA Requirement: Maintain an overall GPA of 2.75 for all coursework taken after admission to credential program.  Maintain cumulative 3.0 GPA in Professional Education courses.  A grade of “C or better” is required in all courses.
  8. Other program conditions, if applicable

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

The student teaching application can be accessed through your myNorthridge Portal.