Each credential program has different prerequisite courses that must be completed before you can be considered for full admission to the School of Education. See below for the prerequisite application process and the specific prerequisite course requirements for each credential program.

Prerequisite courses can be taken as an undergraduate or post-baccalaureate student at CSU Channel Islands. All prerequisite courses must be completed within seven (7) years prior to beginning the credential program with a grade of “C” or better. If you believe you have completed comparable coursework at a different university, you may petition to substitute a course by submitting a Course Substitution Request (PDF, 361KB) to the Credential Services Office. Coursework completed outside of CI must have been completed within the last 5 years.

Prerequisite applications are accepted in fall and spring.

Please note, however, that taking and successfully completing these courses does not guarantee admission into the credential program.

Additional Information

Contact Us

Clinical Experiences and Partnerships Office
Madera Hall 2900
(805) 437-8953
credential.assistant@csuci.edu

Dr. Manuel Correia
Chair, Credential Programs
(805) 437-3292
manuel.correia@csuci.edu