Important Dates

Winter 2023 deadline
MSTEP Application November 1st, 2022
Cal State Apply November 1st, 2022
Professional Aptitude Interview TBD - November 2022
Basic Skills Requirement November 1st, 2022
Subject Matter Competence/CSET  November 1st, 2022
Program Start Winter Quarter - January 9, 2023
Program End Fall Quarter - December 15, 2023
fall 2023 deadline
MSTEP Application April 1st, 2023
Cal State Apply April 1st, 2023
Professional Aptitude Interview TBD - April 2023
Basic Skills Requirement April 1st, 2023
Subject Matter Competence/CSET June 1st, 2023
Program Start Fall Quarter - September 21, 2023
Program End Spring Quarter - June 14, 2024


Credential Requirements

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

  1. Possession of a baccalaureate or higher degree other than 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. Passage of the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA)
  5. 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.
  6. Complete Multiple Subject Teacher Education Preparation Program coursework and Clinical Practice
  7. Pass the Teacher Performance Assessment (EdTPA)
  8. Complete the SOE Exit Survey
  9. Submit a Credential Request Application to the School of Education via email: 


  1. Evidence of completion of the speaking and writing competencies requirement 
  2. EDUC 440 - Educating Individuals with Exceptional Needs (can be completed while in the program)
  3. TB Clearance (current within 3 years at the time of credential recommendation)
  4. Rubella Clearance


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