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Credential Admissions

A Message to Prospective Students

Dear Fall 2020 Applicant:

The entire California State University system is taking all the necessary steps to mitigate the disruptions caused by COVID-19 while ensuring the health and safety for our students, faculty, staff and communities.

Please be assured that all CSU campuses are prepared to be as flexible as possible when working with Fall 2020 applicants on meeting admission requirements and selection. This flexibility will vary by program application, based on the impact COVID-19 has on the application requirements. Although there has been disruption, as CSUSB has transitioned our staff to working remotely, processing of applications and communications with applicants is still taking place. We would encourage Fall 2020 applicants to continue to check their email and campus portals regularly.

If College of Education Applicants have specific questions, please contact our Program Admission Advisors via email. ​Visit our Meet Our Program Admission Advisors page which includes contact information for all our advisors.

Credential Program Admissions (Multiple, Single & Special Education Credential Programs)

In an effort to reduce the risk of community transmission of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of our faculty, staff and students, CSU San Bernardino will temporary suspend all non-essential on-campus operations beginning Monday, March 23, 2020.

While we will be working from a remote location, we are still committed to servicing your needs. Listed below is information about our services, communication and notification/response time.

Services
I will continue to accept and review applications to the Credential Programs. All Admissions duties and responsibilities will be conducted as usual.

Communication
I will be available via email Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm. Should you need to contact me, please email me at ami.thomas@csusb.edu. Please allow up to 24 hours for me to respond, however I anticipate it to be much sooner.

Credential Program Admissions provides assistance with the process of your application for admission to the Multiple Subject, Single Subject and Special Education credential programs. Admission into these programs is initiated with the submission of a complete Program Admissions File (P.A.F.).

For further P.A.F. information, instructions and forms, please select the appropriate hyperlink program requirements from the list below:


Multiple Subject, Single Subject and Special Education Credential programs must attend a mandatory information session. Please see available dates and times on our Attend an Information Session page

Certificate of Clearance Instructions

Submission Information

It is recommended that you upload your P.A.F. and all required documentation to the Fourth Quadrant of your Cal State Apply Application under Documents. Official transcripts should be turned in to College of Education Admissions, CE 102.  NOTE: Palm Desert Campus (PDC) credential candidates may submit their official document(s) to the PDC Office to be forwarded to the College of Education Student Services. The admission process will take approximately 5 - 10 business days from the date the P.A.F. was accepted and results of the decision will be mailed to you.

NOTE: Once your P.A.F. has been submitted to Program Admissions, the contents cannot be retrieved or duplicated therefore we recommend that you keep copies of all documentation prior to submitting your P.A.F. 

Announcements

Application Deadlines

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. THE P.A.F. DOCUMENTS MUST BE UPLOADED TO THE PROGRAM MATERIALS QUADRANT OF THE CAL STATE APPLY APPLICATION.
 

Single Subject Credential Spring 2021

  • August 21, 2020 - Early Consideration
  • September 30, 2020 - Priority Consideration
  • November 2, 2020 - Late Consideration

Multiple Subject Credential Spring 2021

  • August 21, 2020 - Early Consideration
  • September 30, 2020 - Priority Consideration
  • November 2, 2020 - Late Consideration

Special Education Credential Spring 2021

  • August 21, 2020 - Early Consideration
  • September 30, 2020 - Priority Consideration
  • November 2, 2020 - Late Consideration

Single Subject Credential Fall 2021

  • February 8, 2021 - Early Consideration
  • April 5, 2021 - Priority Consideration
  • June 4, 2021 - Late Consideration/Final Deadline

Multiple Subject Credential Fall 2021

  • February 8, 2021 - Early Consideration
  • April 5, 2021 - Priority Consideration
  • June 4, 2021 - Late Consideration/Final Deadline

Special Education Credential Fall 2021

  • February 8, 2021 - Early Consideration
  • April 5, 2021 - Priority Consideration
  • June 4, 2021 - Late Consideration/Final Deadline

To view a list of important dates for the academic year, visit the Academic Calendar.