Our teaching credential programs prepare public school educators for teaching in grades K-12. All prospective teachers in the credential programs will develop the necessary skills to meet the needs of the diverse student population found in California public schools, including students with special needs and English-language learners. All programs offer a unique blend of theory and classroom practice, offering up-to-date, standards-based instruction. All credential programs have been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Prerequisite Teacher Credential Program

Before applying to any of our Teaching Credential Programs, all required prerequisite courses must be completed or in progress. The prerequisite courses can be completed as an undergraduate student at CSU Channel Islands (CI) or as a post-baccalaureate student by applying to the Prerequisite Credential Program. To learn more about the program overview, admission requirements, and application process, click on the program link below.

Admission into the Prerequisite Credential Program is contingent upon admission to the university.

Teacher Credential Program

Before applying to any of our Teaching Credential Programs, all required prerequisite courses must be completed or in progress. Once prerequisite courses are completed or in progress, you can apply to one of the Credential Programs we offer. To learn more about the program overview, admission requirements, and application process, click on the links below that are specific to each program.

Admission into the Credential Program is contingent upon admission to the university.

Administrative Services Credential Program

To learn more about the program overview, admission requirements, and application process, click on the program link below.