Teaching Credential Preparation

Mission Statement

We assist and guide you in preparing for teaching credentials. We strive to analyze, organize and provide accurate and up-to-date informational resources. Our goal is to provide complete information regarding the application process to teaching credential programs, as well as personalized insight and guidance to help foster exploration of post-graduate educational options and overall strategies on how to present yourself as the strongest candidate possible.

Teaching Credential Students PhotoApplication Process

In California, most Teacher Preparation Programs are offered upon the completion of a Bachelor's Degree. The basic premise is that students spend four years as undergraduates learning the subject matter they wish to teach, followed by a year or more in a teaching credential program learning the pedagogy, or how to teach the content they have mastered. For a complete explanation of the process and the various areas, please review the publications listed on the left and visit the additional Web sites listed on the right.

Web Video IconBesides the links listed above, view the Applying to Teaching Credential Programs video available through the Advising Services Video Player.

All Teacher Credential Programs are regulated by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), which provides statewide standards and prerequisites. Individual programs, however, often have additional prerequisites. Therefore, after reviewing the information available on our handouts, it is wise to also check the prerequisites for each individual program.

Advising Availability

Drop-in Advising Schedule (through September 30):

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Thursday: 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Check-in at 108 South Hall for assistance.  

Uncertain Future?

If you are uncertain about your future educational path or if an advanced degree or teaching credential is the right choice, take some time to read over the publication, Confused About Your Life and Future?

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