Important Dates

  Summer 2021
Cal State Apply Deadline February 1, 2021
SSTEP Application Deadline February 1, 2021 (Upload to Cal State Apply)
Professional Aptitude Interview February 19, 2021
Basic Skills Completion Required for Credential Recommendation
CSET/Subject Matter Competency Completion Required for Credential Recommendation
Start of program July 26, 2021
End of program June 2022

Single Subject Credential Program Completion Requirements

CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must satisfy all of the following requirements for the Five-Year Single Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential:

  1. Completion of a baccalaureate or higher degree, except in professional education, from a regionally accredited institution
  2. Completion of Basic Skills Competency
  3. Completion of the Subject Matter Competency (CSET or Approved Subject Matter Program)
  4. Demonstration of knowledge of the principles and provisions of the Constitution of the United States
    • POLS 112 - American & California Government, equivalent or U.S. Constitution exam offered by Cuesta College or exam offered onlineApplicants who earned their bachelor's degrees at a CSU Campus will have met this requirement by virtue of their degree.
  5. Successful completion of Single Subject Credential Program coursework and Clinical Practice in addition to:
    • Google Level 1 Certificate of Completion 
    • HLTH 443 - Health Education OR KINE 250 - Healthy Living OR approved equivalent (4 units)

    • CPR Certification - Must include all three: adult, child, and infant training, follow the American Heart Association or American Red Cross guidelines, and be valid at the time of credential recommendation. 
  6. Pass the Teacher Performance Assessment (EdTPA)
  7. Complete the SOE Exit Survey
  8. Submit a Credential Request Application to the School of Education

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Completion of Mandated Reporter Training
  2. Evidence of completion of the speaking and writing competencies requirement 
  3. TB Clearance (current within 3 years at the time of credential recommendation)
  4. Rubella Clearance

For more details about these requirements, download the Credential Program Requirements & Prerequisites document

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School of Education
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
805.756.2126
soe@calpoly.edu