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Applying for your Initial Teaching Credential

Spring 2019 Completers

If you have completed all Preliminary Education Specialist, Multiple Subject or Single Subject Credential Program requirements, you are now ready to be recommended for your credential. Please complete the following steps by July 12, 2019*:

Education Specialist

Step 1:

  • Complete Exit/Program Completer Survey** (information provided via email from Kit Van Wyk)
  • Check that your Spring 2019 grades have posted

Step 2: Submit the following items to the Credential Center by July 12, 2019*. Items may be submitted by email to ced-credentials@csulb.edu, fax (562) 985-7617 or in-person to EED-42.

  • Request for Recommendation (PDF)
  • Certificate of Completion printout for the Exit/Program Completer Survey
  • Any missing items that were highlighted on your credential evaluation (RICA, US Constitution, CPR, etc...)

Step 3: Application and Payment

  • A CSULB Credential Analyst will submit an online credential recommendation to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)
  • Watch for an email from the CTC (donotreply @ ctc.ca.gov) with notification that you have been recommended
  • Complete the online application (Professional Fitness Questions)
  • Pay for your credential

Multiple Subject

Step 1:

  • Receive passing CalTPA results
  • Complete Exit/Program Completer Survey** and submit Certificate of Completion printout to TPAC (information provided via email from Jessica Olague)
  • Check that your Spring 2019 grades have posted

Step 2: submit the following items to the Credential Center by July 12, 2019*. Items may be submitted by email to ced-credentials@csulb.edu, fax (562) 985-7617 or in-person to EED-42.

Step 3: Application and Payment

  • A CSULB Credential Analyst will submit an online credential recommendation to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)
  • Watch for an email from the CTC (donotreply @ ctc.ca.gov) with notification that you have been recommended
  • Complete the online application (Professional Fitness Questions)
  • Pay for your credential

Single Subject

Step 1:

  • Receive passing CalTPA results
  • Complete Exit/Program Completer Survey** and submit Certificate of Completion printout to TPAC (information provided via email from Jessica Olague)
  • Check that your Spring 2019 grades have posted

Step 2: submit the following items to the Credential Center by July 12, 2019*. Items may be submitted by email to ced-credentials@csulb.edu, fax (562) 985-7617 or in-person to EED-42.

Step 3: Application and Payment

  • A CSULB Credential Analyst will submit an online credential recommendation to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)
  • Watch for an email from the CTC (donotreply @ ctc.ca.gov) with notification that you have been recommended
  • Complete the online application (Professional Fitness Questions)
  • Pay for your credential

Student Teacher Professional Development Day Presentations

*After July 12, 2019​ - Candidates that have not completed all credential requirements and/or submitted their Request for Recommendation will be made inactive. It will be the responsibility of the credential candidate to contact our office when all credential requirements have been completed. Note: a new Credential Evaluation and Service fee may apply.

**CTC asks that Preliminary Multiple, Single, or Education Specialist credential candidates please complete a Program Completer Survey prior to credential recommendation. Your feedback about your preparation program is valuable and will be provided to the College of Education help improve our preparation programs as well as reported on a statewide basis by the Commission. Please be assured that your data is and will remain confidential, no candidate will be individually identified from the survey responses.