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Admission requirements

  • Application and fee. Apply online.
  • A baccalaureate degree in any major from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
  • Verification of Basic Skills Requirement (BSR) approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)
  • Subject Matter Competency Requirement can be met with proof of registration and subsequent passing of the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) Multiple Subject subtests I,II and III.
  • One official copy of transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.  Mail official transcripts to KSOE, PMB 4350, Moraga, CA 94575-4350 
  • Statement of professional goals and resume included with your application
  • Three current letters of recommendation from professionals who can evaluate your potential to be a teacher
  • Evidence of health insurance or a signed waiver
  • Results of a tuberculin test (within the last two years)
  • Interview with Program Director

Prior to program start

All applicants must have a Certificate of Clearance (or the equivalent) issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), or an application pending, before being admitted to the program.

Application Deadline

The Multiple Subject Preliminay Teaching Credential has a Summer and January start term. Applications are accepted year round however priority deadlines must be met to be considered for admission scholarships.

Financial Aid

Managing your finances before, during and after graduate school is as important as managing your program of study. Contact the Financial Aid Office to learn about your financial aid options and how to offset the cost of tuition.

Foreign transcripts and International students

Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees, and other relevant documents by one of the approved CTC organizations for admittance into the program. International students have additional admission requirements.

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