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Initial Teaching Credential Programs

Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential.  Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or tax payer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check.  Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements.  The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements.  Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements are available from:

CEHHS Student Services
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA  92096-0001
760-750-4277

Thank you for your interest in our initial Teaching Credential Programs.  Please use the links to the right to explore admissions and applications for the following programs:


Application Priority Deadliines to Apply for Fall 2017:

  • Multiple Subject and Middle Level has been extended to April 1st
  • Concurrent Multiple Subject Education Specialist Program deadline has been extended to May 12th
  • Add-On Education Specialist Program deadline has been extended to May 26th
  • The application period for the Single Subject program is now closed

MAEd & Advanced Credentials:

  • Fall 2017 Admissions are now open from January 15-May 30th, 2017.