Preliminary Teaching Credential

Single-Subject and Multiple-Subject

How to Apply

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Admission decisions for regular graduate standing are based on a review of the following materials in the candidate's file:

Priority Application Deadlines
Fall Term July 1
Spring Term

November 1

Summer Term March 15
Application Requirements:
  1. Call to schedule an admission appointment at (805) 493-3325
  2. Complete Application online at
  3. Two (2) Recommendation Forms
  4. CTC issued certificate/permit/credential
  5. Personal Statement
  6. Official transcripts from all 4-year colleges and universities attended and any graduate work
  7. Petition to Waive the GRE Requirement
  8. $25.00 Online Application fee
Credential Requirements:

Upon admission, the following documents need to be brought to your required advisement with the            Credential Analyst within two weeks of receipt of your admission letter

  1. Current negative TB test
  2. Verification of CBEST registration or passing of Basic Skills Requirement
  3. Verification of CSET registration (minimum one subtest) or passing of Subject Matter