Apply for the Teaching Credential

This page is intended for students who are pursuing a credential in the Education Specialist, Multiple Subject, or Single Subject Teacher Education programs. Please allow for at least 14 days for the Credentials Office to review documents. Only after candidates have completed all credential requirements, received approvals from the Credentials Office, and their program will the Credentials Office submit credential recommendations to the CTC. The entire credential process can take up to 4–6 weeks. Requirements may vary, please plan accordingly. 

  1. Gather all of your credential documents and upload them to the Credential Documents Form.
  2. After all of your documents are uploaded, complete the Credential Application.
  3. Check your SMC and external emails for messages from the Credentials Office.

 

Which credential are you applying for?

 

Preliminary Credential

Preliminary Credentials are issued to students who have completed all credential requirements, including coursework, fieldwork components, assessments, and exams. To apply for your Preliminary Credential, please begin by uploading documents that fulfill the following requirements to the Credential Documents Form.

 

Internship Credential

Internship Credentials are issued to students who have been offered employment as teacher of record while they are still currently enrolled in their teacher education program. Please note that students must hold a bachelor’s degree in order to be eligible for an internship. To apply for your Internship Credential, please begin by contacting your program and uploading documents that fulfill the following requirements to the Credential Documents Form.

 

Please find more information about credential documents listed below.