Welcome to our Admissions Information Page for Credential and Graduate Programs at the CSUCI School of Education!


CBEST and CSET Requirements Update!

The California Legislature has recently approved new ways to meet the Basic Skills Requirement (CBEST) and the Subject Matter Requirement (CSET).

More details can be found on our Application Guides


Application Requirements


Application Workshops

Subject Matter Requirement Assistance (commonly referred to as CSET)

  • Join our next application workshop to receive Subject Matter Requirement Assistance. It is never too early to begin working on this requirement! Please be sure to allow enough time for you to study, schedule and retrieve exam results by the application deadline for the phase/term in which you intend to apply.

Friday, September 30, 2022 @ 3:30pm (PST)  Register Now!


Our Multiple Subject (elementary), Single Subject (secondary) and Education Specialist (mild to moderate support needs) credential programs have two distinct phases:

Credential Program- Phase I (Prerequisites):

  • Newcomers who will complete their undergraduate degree , but have not completed Phase I (prerequisites) prior to entering the program, must apply for conditional admission to our credential program in order to enter the prerequisite phase as post-bac (graduate) students. This application is done through Cal State Apply. (Note: Upon completion of Phase I, these conditionally admitted candidates must meet all additional requirements and apply internally to be fully admitted for Phase II- Student Teaching.)
  • Applicants must complete Phase I prior to moving on to Phase II.

Credential Program- Phase II (Full Credential):

  • Students who have completed Phase I (prerequisites) as part of their undergraduate studies, and will enter the credential program after they complete their undergraduate degree, must apply directly to Phase II as post-bac (graduate) students. This application is done through Cal State Apply.

ITEP (Integrated Credential for Undergraduates):

  • More recently we have added an integrated track for specific Liberal Studies students (ITEP): These students complete Phase I and other requirements prior to their senior year, and they are admitted to Phase II of the credential program at the end of their junior year. This option is available only to current CSUCI undergraduate students. These students complete Phase II (Full Credential) in the senior year of their undergraduate studies. This application is completed internally through the Liberal Studies Program.

Credential Application Deadlines:

  • Credential Prerequisites (Phase I):
    • Spring 2023 applications NOW OPEN, Deadline: 10/26/22
    • Fall 2023 applications open 1/9/23, Deadline: 3/1/23
  • Credential Program (Phase II):
    • Fall 2023 applications open 1/9/23, Deadline 4/4/23

PLEASE NOTE: In order for an application to be considered, it must be submitted by the deadline with ALL application requirements (including exam scores). Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Notice to Students Regarding Professional Licensure and Certification


Graduate Programs Admission Information

Applications for Fall 2023 will open December 1, 2022
*Priority Deadline: March 1, 2023
All applications are due: July 1, 2023

More information:

Notice to Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Seekers/Current Students Regarding Professional Licensure and Certification

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