- Conferred bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university
- A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 or 2.5 in the last 60 units
- Verification of a valid and Cleared Basic Teaching Credential
- Statement of purpose: A typed, double-spaced, one- to two-page statement that describes you and why you wish to pursue a master’s degree in education. Things you might include are your goals, ideals and experiences, special skills, and community service.
- Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your work in the field of education
- Completion of the graduate/post-baccalaureate application to the university
- No GRE required to apply
Three years of full-time teaching experience are required prior to recommendation for the California Reading and Literacy Added Authorization and the California Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential.
For a California Advanced Credential (Reading and Literacy Specialist Credential) you must hold a basic California Clear Credential, fulfilled basic skills requirements and have satisfied minimum years of regular teaching experience.
All materials will be evaluated to assess an applicant’s qualification for admission; however, no one indicator shall determine acceptance of an applicant.
Please note: To be considered for admission you must reside in an approved state.
Students should have the following skills:
- Computer literacy including email, uploading and downloading documents, Microsoft Office, etc.
- Strong reading and writing skills
- Self-motivated and independent learner
- Time management skills
NOTICE TO STUDENTS re: PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION
California State University programs for professions that require licensure or certification are intended to prepare the student to meet California licensure and certification requirements. Admission into programs for professions that require licensure and certification does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the California State University and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time.The California State University has not determined whether its programs meet other states’ educational or professional requirements for licensure and certification. Students enrolled in a California State University program who are planning to pursue licensure or certification in other states are responsible for determining whether they will meet their state’s requirements for licensure or certification. This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 CFR §668.43(a)(5)(v)(C).