The application process and deadlines vary depending upon the type of credential applicant: those who have completed prerequisite courses before entering the program versus newcomers to the School of Education. Most of our credential students are Post-Baccalaureate students, meaning they complete their Bachelor’s degree before they enter our credential program. ITEP is the only exception, because students in this program complete the credential as part of their undergraduate studies. 

Those who have completed prerequisite courses before entering the program, but are not ITEP: Many CSUCI students complete our prerequisite courses before they enter the credential program. This occurs when a student successfully completes all of the Phase I prerequisite courses prior to graduating with their Bachelor’s degree. These students must apply to our program through Cal State Apply, in order to become a Post-Baccalaureate student at CSUCI. 

  • If this applies to you, you are...A current Undergraduate senior or recent graduate applying for full admission as a Post-Baccalaureate student to the Elementary (Multiple Subject), Secondary (Single Subject), or Special Education (Education Specialist) Credential program to enter the student teaching phase of the program: Application Guide: Senior Full Credential 

Those who have not completed prerequisite courses before entering the program: Some students have not completed our prerequisite courses before they enter the credential program. These students either completed their Bachelor’s degree at a different university, or did not have the opportunity to complete these courses as an undergraduate here at CSUCI. Therefore they will complete a Bachelor’s degree before they enter our credential program, but still need to complete the Phase I prerequisite courses. These student will apply for conditional admission through Cal State Apply. 

  • If this applies to you, you are...A Post-Baccalaureate applying for conditional admission to the Elementary (Multiple Subject), Secondary (Single Subject), or Special Education (Education Specialist) Credential program in order to enroll in prerequisite courses: Application Guide: Post Bac_Conditional Admission 

Please note that this type of student will also need to internally apply for full admission to the program before moving on to the student teaching phase (see the next paragraph).

Those who are taking prerequisite courses after entering the program: Some students have already entered our program as post-baccalaureate students in order to take our Phase I prerequisite courses. These students have already applied to our credential program through Cal State Apply, and they were conditionally admitted to the program. It is only necessary to apply to Cal State Apply once. However, in order to move forward into Phase II- Student Teaching, there are additional requirements that we must verify. This is done through an internal application for full admission to Student Teaching, through a Qualtrics Survey. These candidates are conditionally admitted as a post-baccalaureate student, and are on track to complete all prerequisite courses prior to the Fall semester

  • If this applies to you, you are….A current Post-Baccalaureate credential student applying for full admission to Phase II of the Elementary (Multiple Subject), Secondary (Single Subject), or Special Education (Education Specialist) Credential program to enter the student teaching phase of the program: Application Guide: Post Bac_Full Credential 

Juniors who have completed prerequisite courses before entering the program, and hope to complete the ITEP program in their senior year: A small number of students plan to complete the prerequisite courses and the student teaching phase of the program prior to completing the Bachelor’s degree. This is a competitive process, and they must be admitted to the ITEP program through an internal application process. 

  • If you are interested in ITEP as an undergraduate student, you are... An Undergraduate ITEP Junior applying for full admission** to the to the Elementary (Multiple Subject) Credential program to enter the student teaching phase of the program: Please contact the Director of Liberal Studies for information about applying for student teaching

Do you have questions about the Credential Programs application process? You may register for an upcoming information session designed to assist applicants with navigating the application process. Information about upcoming Application Information Sessions coming soon!

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