Applying for your Credential

These quick guide links will provide detailed information on necessary actions to take in order to receive your credential in a timely manner 

Credential Instructions: Quick Guide

Key Point to Remember for All Credential Candidates:

  • Due to FERPA laws, SMC cannot release any document or discuss your credential progress with any outside party, this includes school districts, county offices of education, or other agencies. 

Key Points to Remember for Teaching Credential Candidates only:

  • If you complete your program in spring and plan to teach in the following fall, you need to have all of your credential documents either submitted with your degree verification form (PPS School Psych and School Counseling candidates), uploaded to TaskStream and approved, and your application uploaded to TaskStream, or submitted per your department's instructions (Prelim Admin Services Credential) no later than July 15. If you submit your documents after this date, there is no guarantee that your credential will be posted in time for you to start your job in August.
  • Keep copies of all of documents that you submit either by upload to TaskStream or via the degree verification form (PPS SP and SP only). Due to FERPA laws, SMC/KSOE cannot release, make copies, or send documents to another agency, to you, or to another person.
  • Recommendations for the teaching, admin or PPS credentials can only be submitted by the Credential Analyst. No other SMC personnel will submit recommendations. 

Notice: Providing falsified or counterfeit documents for a credential application (including, but not limited to, standardized test reports or university transcripts) is a violation of the Saint Mary's College Student Code of Coduct. Any such falsification will be reported to the College, the CTC and any relevant agency, university or testing company.

 

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

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How to Get Your Credential

Name of Credential

Type of Credential

Application Checklist

Application Request Forms

Administrative Services Credential Certificate of Eligibility Admin Cred Checklist Admin Cred Application Request Form
Administrative Services Credential

Preliminary Credential

(Must have admin job offer)

Admin Cred Checklist Admin Cred Application Request Form
Multiple Subjects Credential Intern Intern Teaching Credential Checklist See your program director.
Multiple Subjects Credential Prelimiary Preliminary Teaching Credential Checklist Teaching Credential Application Request Form
PPS -- School Counseling Credential Clear PPS Credential Checklist Not Applicable. Please see the PPS Credential Checklist
PPS -- School Psychology Credential Intern PPS Intern Credential Checklist PPS Intern Credential Request Form
PPS -- School Psychology Credential Clear PPS Credential Checklist Not Applicable. Please see the PPS Credential Checklist
Single Subject Credential Intern Intern Teaching Credential Checklist
See your program director.
Single Subject Credential Preliminary Preliminary Teaching Credential Checklist Teaching Credential Application Request Form
Special Education Credential Intern Intern Teaching Credential Checklist See your program director.
Special Education Credential Preliminary Preliminary Teaching Credential Checklist Teaching Credential Application Request Form