All students must apply for admission to the Teaching Credential Program even if they are a continuing student at TMU. Applications are only submitted through a TaskStream account. There is a $35 application fee in addition to the fee for a TaskStream subscription.
The application deadline for the 2020-2021 program is Friday, February 21, 2020.
A completed application must consist of ALL the following:
Completed application form on TaskStream
Three essays (see TaskStream for details)
Three satisfactory recommendations: one academic, one from a teaching supervisor, and one from a pastor or student life leader (see TaskStream for instructions on how to obtain/submit recommendations)
Official transcript showing:
- Posted bachelor’s degree (degree may be in progress at time of application, but must be posted before July 1, 2020)
Completed prerequisite courses (courses may be in progress, but must be completed before July 1, 2020)
For the Multiple Subject Program (Elementary) For the Single Subject Program (Secondary) POL220 US Government (C- or better) POL220 US Government (C- or better) ED400 Foundations of Education OR ED101, 202, AND 301 (B- or better) ED400 Foundations of Education OR ED101, 202, AND 301 (B- or better) P321 Philosophy and History of Education (B- or better) P321 Philosophy and History of Education (B- or better) E322 Children’s Literature (C- or better) ED202 Curriculum Instruction & Learning Theory OR ED301 Cultural & Linguistic Diversity in Teaching (B- or better)
Verification of fulfillment of basic skills requirement (usually fulfilled by a passing score on the CBEST - California Basic Educational Skills Test). CBEST Resources
Verification of subject matter competency (usually fulfilled by passing scores on all subtests of the appropriate CSET - California Subject Examination for Teachers). CSET Resources
Commission on Teacher Credentialing Certificate of Clearance (includes fingerprinting/background check)
Negative tuberculosis test report
A complete application must be submitted by February 21, 2020 in order for candidates to be eligible for an interview with a Teaching Credential Program Admissions Panel. A link to detailed application requirements can be found here.
Candidates may be admitted to the Teaching Credential Program on probation or with provisions.
Acceptance of transfer coursework for the credential programs is determined on a case-by-case basis. Coursework taken more than five years prior to admission may not be accepted. The candidate may also need to retake courses if methods have changed significantly, or if there has been a lapse of time out of the profession. This determination is made at the sole discretion of the TMU credential program. Candidates should provide official transcripts and course descriptions for transfer credit evaluation as part of the admissions process.
FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
Credential program candidates may be eligible for state and federal financial aid programs. Contact the TMU Financial Aid Office for information.
In addition, TMU has two scholarships designated for the Credential Programs. The James Corcoran Scholarship, the Shamrock Foundation Grant and the Inspire Education Scholarship, are program-specific scholarships established to help qualified candidates complete a credential program at The Master’s University. Candidates who have demonstrated Christian character, a serious commitment to teaching, and careful financial stewardship are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Applications can be found here.
TUITION AND FEES:
Tuition for credential program: $17,850 ($9,520/fall semester and $8330/spring semester).
See the TMU Catalog for course fees.
Exam fees: approximately $100 per exam – see the CTC Exams website for more information.
Application Fee: $35
TaskStream subscription: $100 for two years
Fingerprinting/Certificate of Clearance fee: approximately $125
TB Test Fee: varies – consult your health care professional for details
Books: vary by class, approximately $800 total for the Multiple Subject program or $450 total for Single Subject