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Important Notice

Please review requirements for your credential program of interest at the link MULTIPLE SUBJECT PROGRAM or SINGLE SUBJECT PROGRAM 

Summer 2024 Application Review rounds: 

● First Application Review - February 9, 2024

● Second Application Review - March 15, 2024

● Final Application Submission Deadline - April 1, 2024 

Summer 2024 applications will close on April 1, 2024.

Applications submitted after the April 1, 2024 deadline will not be considered for admission.

SAVE Progress with same email used in your application. This is the email the Department will use for communications. 

Please be sure to complete your application payment before saving or submitting this form.

Department Application Payment

Please pay the $25 non-refundable Department Application fee before continuing. Click the red button to open a new tab to the East Bay Cashnet payment portal. After paying the Department Application fee, please upload a copy of the emailed receipt below.

Prospective Student Information

Admission Checklist

The checklist at the following link is for your reference and does not need to be submitted with your application. Please keep for your records. 

Teaching Credential Program Admissions Checklist

Statement of Purpose

The statement of purpose should respond to both of the following questions in one 300-500 word essay:

  • Why do you want to be a teacher and work with groups of students between the ages (5-11) five to eleven for Multiple Subject or (12-17) twelve to seventeen for Single Subject?
  • How does your background and/or experience inform your decision to pursue a credential that authorizes you to work with socially, culturally, and economically diverse groups of children in the state of California?
  • Statement of Purpose

Letters of Recommendation

Provide two forms/letters of recommendation that demonstrate a suitable disposition for teaching in public schools. 

● At least one of the forms/letters should come from a person that has observed you working with students aged 5-11(Multiple Subject) or 12-17 (Single Subject) within the last 5 years. 

● The other form/letter can be from an Academic professor or professional supervisor. 

Letter of Recommendation Form: Please send this form to two recommenders and have them complete and send the saved form/letter back to you to upload to this application. 

The recommendation forms/letters must be related to your experience working with groups of children related to the credential sought. 

Examples of acceptable recommenders are teachers, principals, job supervisors, employers, etc. who have observed you working with groups of children and/or can recommend your potential as a teacher. Family members are not acceptable. 

Letter of Recommendation Form

Early Field Experience Requirement

Documented field experience of at least 45 hours from the past five years. Pre-professional experience must be in a classroom or classroom-like setting with groups (5 or more) of students ages five (5) to eleven (11) for Multiple Subject Program or ages 12 to 17 for Single Subject Program. 

● At least 15 hours must be in a public or private school classroom setting. An  acceptable public school experience includes work as a substitute teacher, para-educator, instructional aide, or classroom volunteer. 

● The remaining 30 of the 45 hours minimum may be completed in public or private school settings; in community-based venues such as a park or recreation center, a structured summer camp, after-school, or other formally organized program. 

● Submit Early Field Experience Verification form. Use as many forms as needed to verify the total hours. 

Bachelor Degree verification and Cumulative GPA

Bachelor Degree verification - To verify your Bachelor Degree for the Department Application. Please upload a copy of your unofficial Bachelor degree transcript or foreign transcript evaluation. 

If you are completing your Bachelor degree in the Spring term before the program starts, you can upload an unofficial transcript showing spring coursework in progress.

If considered for admission, and GPA of the last 60-semester or 90-quarter units attempted of baccalaureate and post baccalaureate work is below 2.5, you may be sent a "Petition to Waive GPA Requirement" form to submit for review.

University Application (Cal State Apply)

All applicants must complete an online University Application in addition to this Department Application.

Summer applications open February 1, 2024 to April 1, 2024.

Submit an application for University Admission online at Cal State Apply.

How to Apply


After your University Application through Cal State Apply is submitted, you will get an email with your NETID. You need to request official final transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended to be sent to Cal State East Bay's Office of Admission. This includes all institutions before and after your bachelor's degree.



Electronic transcripts can be ordered to be sent to electronictranscripts@csueastbay.edu directly from the institution.

If your college/university does not provide electronic transcripts, official transcripts can be sent by mail to:

Office of Admissions

25800 Carlos Bee Blvd

Hayward, CA 94542

For your Department Application:  Applicants with international transcripts with a foreign degree must provide an official evaluation of that coursework by a CTC approved agency.   FOREIGN TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION.

Foreign transcript evaluations can be ordered to be sent to csscdocuments@csueastbay.edu directly from the agency. 

If you have a degree or coursework from outside the United States, contact the International Admission Office for more information. https://www.csueastbay.edu/iao/

Do not submit transcripts until after you have submitted your University application through Cal State Apply and get your email with your NETID.

If you graduated from CSUEB, you do not need to submit your CSUEB transcript.

Tuberculosis Clearance

Submit a copy of your negative TB test results by your healthcare provider that include the date taken and date read from within the past two years.

TB Risk Assessment does NOT meet the requirement. It needs to be a negative TB test.

  • You must maintain current TB test results throughout your entire program. If your results expire during the program, you will need to retake the test. TB skin and blood tests are valid for 3 years and chest x-rays are valid for 5 years.

Certificate of Clearance


You must obtain a Certificate of Clearance or hold a valid CTC issued document in order to be accepted to a credential program.

  • Examples of CTC documents include, but are not limited to: Emergency 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permits, Short-Term Staff Permits, Child Development Permits, and other documents for which a fingerprint clearance is required for issuance.
Getting the Certificate of Clearance is a two-part process. 

1. Print this Live Scan form and take to a location offering Live Scan services       to have your fingerprints rolled or scanned. 

2. Go to www.ctc.ca.gov and apply for the Certificate of Clearance. For more         details, visit Certificate of Clearance process

You can access the issued Certificate of Clearance document from the CTC website that displays the document name, issuance date, and expiration date. The document must remain valid while in the program. 

Do NOT submit the LiveScan form. You must submit a Certificate of Clearance or a valid CTC-issued document in order to be accepted to the credential program.

Basic Skills Requirement (BSR)

Submit a copy of score report sent to you.

California law requires that all educators meet proficiency in the subjects of Reading, Writing, and Mathematics.  Individuals may satisfy the Basic Skills Requirement in one of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) approved methods listed in Basic Skills Requirement (CL-667) (BSR). 

Options for meeting the Basic Skills Requirement:

Proficiency is verified by submission of one of the following:


Subject Matter Competency (SMC)

CSET scores are valid for 10 years if taken after April 1, 2007. More information about the CSET can be found here.

Upload one or more of the following documents from the list below-

US Constitution Requirement

Demonstrate knowledge of the provisions and principles of the United States Constitution by one of the following options:

  • Bachelor’s degree earned from ANY CSU CAMPUS in any major.
  • An authorized college-level course in US History before 1877 or US Government and/or Politics (2 semester or 3 quarter units, with a grade of C or better).
  • Passage of a U.S. Constitution examination verified by a regionally accredited college or university.

By submitting this form, you certify that all information on this form is correct and complete to the best of your knowledge.