Important Dates

  WINTER 2021
MSTEP Application October 12, 2020
Professional Aptitude Interview October 16, 2020
Cal State Apply Application November 1, 2020


Credential Requirements

Applicants must satisfy all of the following requirements for the Five-Year 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 
  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
  6. Complete Multiple Subject Teacher Education Preparation Program coursework and Clinical Practice
  7. Pass the Teacher Performance Assessment (EdTPA)
  8. Meet the State requirements for technology competency
  9. Complete the SOE Exit Survey
  10. Submit a request for credential to the School of Education


  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. KINE/HLTH 443 and KINE/HLTH 310 (or approved transfer equivalent); OR EDUC 402 (can be completed while in the program)
  4. CPR Certification - Must include all three: adult, child and infant training and follow the American Heart Association or American Red Cross guidelines
  5. TB Clearance (current within 3 years)
  6. Rubella Clearance


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