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Appeals to program decisions or requests for Single Subject Credential Program policy waivers, are made by filing a written appeal to the Single Subject Credential Program Petition Committee.  The Committee reviews the written statement and supporting evidence.  After the review, the Committee renders its final decision.  Examples of items that can be petitioned are:

  1. Minimum grade point average required for program admission;
  2. Completing prerequisite course EDSS 300 prior to enrollment in core courses (EDSS 450 and EDSE courses);
  3. Completing all program courses prior to student teaching;
  4. Student teaching placement at a private school or using employment (other than University Internship) to fulfill student teaching requirement;

*Consult the Teacher Preparation Advising Center (EED-67) for items not listed here.

Petitions are heard monthly by the Single Subject Petition Committee during the fall and spring semesters. Petitions must be submitted the Friday prior (3 working days) to the Petition Committee meeting.  To submit a petition, candidates should make an appointment with a Single Subject advisor to discuss the type of petition and any supporting documents that are needed.

Date of Single Subject Credential Program Committee Meeting Deadline for Submitting Petition to Single Subject Office (EED-67)
Fall 2020  
September 2, 2020 August 26, 2020
October 7, 2020 September 30, 2020
November 10, 2020 November 4, 2020
December 9, 2020 December 2, 2020
Spring 2021  

How Do I Petition?

  1. Obtain the appropriate petition from the Single Subject website. (Attached Below)
  2. Compose a written statement presenting your situation and reason for your request in full. This is your opportunity to provide the committee with ANY and ALL information that will assist them in determining whether or not an exception to SSCP policy should be made for your situation.
  3. Attach your unofficial MyCSULB transcripts showing what credential coursework you have completed at CSULB.
  4. Attach any materials that support your written statement such as CBEST/CSET scores, Certificate of Clearance, verification of enrollment in supplemental courses, etc
  5. Meet with your subject area advisor to discuss your petition and obtain his/her signature of acknowledgement.
  6. Submit signed petition and materials to the Teacher Preparation Advising Center (TPAC), EED-67 by the deadline(s) listed above.  

How Will I Know the Result of My Petition?

A letter explaining the committee’s decision will be emailed to you within one week after the committee meeting. 


If you need more information about the petitioning process, please contact your Credential Advisor or the Teacher Preparation Advising Center: or (562) 985-1105.

Download Petition Forms