Teacher Credential Program
The Master's College is authorized to recommend candidates for both Multiple and Single Subject Preliminary teaching credentials. As a faith-based institution, the purpose of the credential program is to enable students to become excellent teachers who integrate faith into teaching, learning and living.
A major in teacher education is not acceptable for a California credential. Instead, credential candidates are expected to complete an undergraduate major that will prepare them in the content area(s) they will teach. In most content areas, candidates must also pass a subject matter examination.
Following the subject matter preparation and the posting of a bachelors degree, candidates complete a series of graduate level courses that prepare them to teach the subject(s) authorized by the credential, to teach exceptional learners and English learners in the regular classroom setting, and to gain the information and skills needed to obtain a credential.
Admission Requirements for the Teacher Credential Program
No Teacher Credential Program courses can be taken prior to admission to the graduate level Credential Program.
Application for admission to the Teacher Credential Program is normally submitted during the first semester of a student's senior year. A student must have taken the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) and have at least a 2.75 cumulative grade point average for admission to the program. Additional admission requirements and information about the admission process are available in the Teacher Education Office.
-Liberal Studies/TE Majors, Prospective Elementary or Secondary Teachers
There will be a Teacher Credentialing Informational Meeting for Fall 2012 registration, Friday, February 3, 2012.
NOTICE: It is important to check with the Teacher Education Department for updates regarding any modifications and/or additions to the stated list of courses and requirements. Periodically, the state of California mandates changes in program structure and content which the college is required to implement. You can contact the Credential Analyst, Shelbi Cullen at 661-362-2233 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Option 1: Downloadable Fillable Application Documents (pdf format)
You may download and print your TC Application for Admission. Then mail it to the Teacher Education Department, Box 18 or email it as an attachment to TeacherEd@masters.edu.
Application Deadlines - We have two application deadlines:
Spring 2012 Deadline:
Early - October 14, 2011
Late - November 18, 2011
Fall 2012 Deadline:
Early - February 24, 2012
Late - March 23, 2012
NOTICE: It is important to check with the Teacher Education Department for updates regarding any modifications and/or additions to the stated list of courses and requirements. Periodically, the state of California mandates changes in program structure and content which the college is required to implement.