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. Personal Statement
  5. Official transcripts from all 4-year colleges and universities attended and any graduate work
  6. Petition to Waive the GRE Requirement
  7. $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. CTC issued certificate/permit/credential
  2. Current negative TB test
  3. Verification of CBEST registration or passing of Basic Skills Requirement
  4. Verification of CSET registration (minimum one subtest) or passing of Subject Matter