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Important Notice

Department Applications submitted after the deadlines will not be considered for admission. 

For details, please click on the links below: 



Please be sure to complete your Department Application payment before saving with or submitting this form. Save with the same email address you input on 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

If currently enrolled in a teaching credential program, select yes.
Statement of Purpose

Please provide a brief statement of purpose.  You may wish to include your reasons for choosing this program, how your academic preparation will help you to succeed in the program, and your professional career goals.


After University Application through Cal State Apply is submitted, 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.

Do not submit transcripts until after you have the submitted University Application through Cal State Apply.

Letter of Recommendation Forms (3)

You will need to submit/upload three (3) letters of recommendation.  Letters should come from individuals who have observed you working with children.  You may submit letters of recommendation used to apply to your teaching credential program.


Copy of valid Multiple Subject or Single Subject Credential

A copy of a valid Multiple Subject or Single Subject Credential (access from CTC website).


Basic Skills Requirement (BSR)

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). This is the same document used to obtain your teaching credential


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. Include your transcript with your credential program coursework if not at CSU East Bay.


Please note that the University Admissions Office requires official transcripts from ALL colleges/university attended AFTER you submit your University Application through Cal State Apply and get your NET ID.


Change of Graduate Objective

Your applicant status indicates you must also submit the University Change of Graduate Objective Form.

Continuing students may request a change of graduate objective after their first term of attendance if they are in one of the following academic categories:

1.  You are a continuing CSUEB post-baccalaureate student who wishes   to   change your degree or credential program.

2.  You are a CSUEB master's degree recipient who wishes to continue into a new MA/Credential program the following term.

3.  You are a dual master's degree applicant.


The Change of Graduate Objective Form can be submitted online at the following link:


Please upload a current resume
Cal State Apply

All applicants must complete an online California State University Graduate Admission application in addition to the Department application.

Submit an application for University admission online at Cal State Apply

Applicants with less than 3 years of experience may be admitted to the program, however, they will not be able to APPLY for the RLAA until they have earned 3 years of verified teaching experience under a Preliminary or Clear Teaching Credential (interning or student teaching does not count).

By submitting, you agree to all terms & conditions represented by the University and Department in accordance with the University Catalog.  

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