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Program Admissions

CSULB Admission

Students that already hold a bachelor's degree or whom will be graduating with their degree (bachelors or masters) at the end of the current semester should apply to CSULB for the semester they wish to begin taking credential courses. ITEP Liberal Studies students do not need to reapply to the university. Please be aware that a SSN or ITIN number is required to obtain a Certificate of Clearance and apply to the Credential Program.

  • The CSULB deadline for Spring 2021 admission to the University is November 1, 2020.
    *International Student Admission Deadline for Spring 2021 admission is October 1, 2020.
  • The CSULB deadline for Fall 2021 admission to the University is June 1, 2021. This application will be available beginning January 1, 2021
    *International Student Admission Deadline for Fall 2021 admission is April 1, 2021.

The University application deadline is firm.  Applications to the university will NOT be accepted after the deadline.  Candidates that miss the university deadline may attend through Open University until the next application period.

Instructions on how to apply to CSULB are available.

Application Deadlines

After enrolling in the program prerequisite courses, students who meet the admission criteria may submit an application to the Multiple Subject Credential Program to be considered for admission.  

Credential Program Application Periods:

To Begin Pedagogy Courses in: Priority Application Deadline Final Application Deadline

Winter 2021

November 1, 2020 December 7, 2020 @ 5pm

Spring 2021

November 1, 2020 January 4, 2021 @ 5pm
2021-2022 UTEACH  

April 1, 2021 @ 5pm

Summer 2021

April 1, 2021 May 10, 2021 @ 5pm
Fall 2021

June 1, 2021

August 9, 2020 at 5pm

*Program applications will be accepted after priority deadlines on a space available bases.

Complete credential program application packets must be submitted to the Teacher Preparation Advising Center in EED-67, prior to the application deadline.  The MSCP application is available below under Program Application Requirements.

**For Winter and Spring 2021 Admission, Multiple Subject Credential Program application documents will be accepted beginning October 1, 2020 and must be uploaded to the MSCP Application One Drive folder. Candidates must upload all documents listed below at one time. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Before clicking the One Drive link, be sure you have all your application documents ready to upload.

Candidate Interview

Candidates are required to complete an interview with a program faculty member prior to being admitted to the program.  It is suggested that the interview be completed prior to submitting a program application.  Please contact the Teacher Preparation Advising Center in EED-67 at 562-985-1105 to sign up for an interview the semester you are planning to submit your program application.  Interviews ONLY take place in March, April, May, October, November and December. Faculty are not available to interview candidates during winter and summer. Interview times fill up so it is suggested that you contact the office early in the semester to secure an interview appointment.

**Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Teacher Preparation Advising Center is closed to the public however, staff are working remotely. Faculty interviews are still taking place during this time via Zoom or phone. Interview sign-ups will begin on Monday September 21, 2020, contact TPAC during online advising hours (M-F 9am-11am & 2pm-4pm) at​ to sign up. 

Program Admission Requirements

Candidates must meet the following admission criteria to be eligible for admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program:

  • Submission of a complete application packet prior to the appropriate deadline 
  • G.P.A. of at least 2.75 for the last 60 semester or 90 quarter units, or 2.67 overall 
  • Completion and passage of oral interview with program faculty 
  • Verification of Basic Skills Requirement
  • Current TB test verification 
  • Demonstration of Subject Matter Competence – Passage of CSET: Multiple Subjects (all three subtest) (Scores valid for ten years after passing test date and must be valid at the time credential is completed) or through completion of a CTC approved Subject Matter Preparation Program.
  • Successful completion of pre-requisite courses with a B or better

Program Application Requirements

Applications for Winter and Spring 2021 will be accepted beginning Thursday October 1, 2020. Information on how to submit a program application is coming soon.

Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.

Candidates that are attending through Open University, graduating with a degree (bachelors or masters), have never attended CSULB or have been away from the university for a semester or more without an approved Education Leave of Absence must also submit an application to the university at Cal State Apply by the appropriate deadline to be able to enroll in credential courses for the following semester.  The university application is separate from the program application detailed above and has seperate deadlines.  For more information go to Applying to CSULB--MSCP in the navigation menu.