Credential Programs will begin accepting Spring 2016 applications on August 1, 2015!Teacher in ClassroomMultiple Subject (Elementary Teaching)
Credential Program Application Process

To apply to the program, gather all applicable Items listed in 1-11 below and deliver to the Education Student Services Center in the Kremen School.

University Admission Requirements

To apply, visit www.csumentor.com

To complete your university application, you must send:

1. One set of official transcripts from each college attended, excluding Fresno State. (Failure to provide official transcripts to University Admissions will delay your program admission). Transcripts are not required if the most recent school you attended was Fresno State.

2.  A $55.00 application fee to Fresno State.

Mail the above items to the following address: University Admissions–Graduate; 5150 N. Maple Ave., M/S JA 57; Fresno, CA 93740-8026.

Your university admission status may be checked at my.fresnostate.edu.

Program Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Senior status or 90 units toward graduation (with the exception of the Blended Degree Program)
  • a GPA of 2.67 or higher or 2.75 or higher in the last 60 units
    If you do not meet this requirement, you still have an opportunity for admission by completing an Admission Request Form and submitting it with your application.

All requirements are subject to change due to new legislative mandates.

Program Options

Full or part time students are welcome!

  • Multiple Subject General Program
    This program can also be taken with the following options:
    -Bilingual Authorization Program (BAP) - Hmong or Spanish
    -Fresno Unified Teacher Residency Program
    -School Partnership Cohort Program
    -Concurrently with Liberal Studies Degree Coursework
  • Multiple Subject and Education Specialist (Dual) Program (Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe)
  • Multiple Subject - Early Childhood Education (ECE) (Spring semester start only.)
  • Dual ECE Program (MS, ECE, and SPED) (Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe) (Spring semester start only.)
  • Multiple Subject-Deaf Education

Admission Requirement Forms - All Forms

1. Program Application Form

Complete the following sections on the program application:

  • Student Information
  • Program Information
  • Field Placement

2. Admission Interview Form

Provide your signed Admission Interview Form along with your typed responses to the three questions listed on the form.

You may sign up for an interview at the Kremen School of Education and Human Development Building, Room 250 or call 559.278.0240.

Please make sure to have a copy of your responses to the three question listed on the Admission Interview Form prior to your scheduled interview.

The purpose of the 20 minute interview is to assist you in setting goals for your own professional development to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate: verbal and written language skills, professional conduct, professional goals, and cultural awareness.

3. Advising Form

4. Medical Clearance Form

A Medical Clearance Form signed by the Fresno State Student Health Center, a private physician, or an appropriate health agency is required to verify a current TB skin test (within one year prior to application).

NOTE: Due to state mandated requirements we can only accept the signed Medical Clearance Form. No other medical reports can be submitted.

5. Pre-Admission Orientation Session Attendance Form

To sign up for an orientation session, register online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9DJKZDJ

Bring the Orientation Attendance Form with you to the orientation session to be signed by the coordinator.

The Orientation Attendance Form must be dated no more than one year prior to submitting your application.

 Admission Requirement Letters

6. Letters of Recommendation (two required)

Submit two letters of recommendation. Letters, on letterhead with a recent date, may be from instructors, supervisors, or other individuals who know you personally or professionally (ex. employer, teacher, etc.).

Admission Requirement Verifications

7. Applied to Fresno State via CSUMentor

A university application is required if are applying to the credential program and:

  • you have already completed a baccalaureate degree from Fresno State or other university.
  • you are a first time Fresno State applicant.
To apply, visit www.csumentor.com

A university application is NOT required if you are applying to the credential program and:

  • you are a current Fresno State undergraduate entering the program as an undergraduate student.
  • you are a current Fresno State post-baccalaureate entering the program as a post-baccalaureate student.

8. Basic Skills Requirement

Provide ONLY ONE of the following:

  • Take all three subtests of the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) and submit verification of having passed CBEST (123) or at a minimum passing scores in Reading (41) and Writing (41).  A passing score will also be required in the Math (41) subset prior to Final Student Teaching.
  • Verification of passing the College Board SAT English (500) and SAT Mathematics (550)
  • Verification of passing the ACT English (22) and ACT Mathematics (23)
  • Verification of passing the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET): Writing Skills exam and CSET: Multiple Subject exam
  • Verification of a score of 3 or higher on the AP English Language and Composition or the AP English Literature and Composition Exam and a score of 3 or higher on the AP Calculus or Statistics Exam
  • Original score report showing a score of “college ready” or “exempt” in the English and Math sections of the Early Assessment Program (EAP)
  • Original score report showing a score of 50 on the Entry Level Math (ELM) exam and 151 on the English Placement Test (EPT)
  • A combination of the scores from the EAP and the EPT/ELM as long as you have passed a section of the English and a section for Math

If you do not meet any of the above options, you still have an opportunity to apply by completing a Admission Request Form and submitting it with your application.

9. CSET Scores

Provide a copy of all three (3) Multiple Subject CSET subtests passing scores*.
If you have not passed all three subtests you still have an opportunity to apply by completing a Admission Request Form and submitting it with your application.

Note: If you are a Liberal Studies major student starting the credential program as an undergraduate and have not passed all three (3) subtests of the Multiple Subject CSET you may still apply however you must pass all three subtests PRIOR to applying for final student teaching.

Registration and test information may be obtained at www.cset.nesinc.com.

*Scores are valid for five years.

10. Certificate of Clearance

For instructions on obtaining a Certificate of Clearance, click on theLivescan/Certificate of Clearance Instructions.

The Certificate of Clearance is a document issued by the Commission to an individual who has completed the Commission's fingerprint;character and identification process, whose moral and professional fitness has been shown to meet the standards as established by law. The Certificate of Clearance is not related to obtaining a clear credential. The Certificate of Clearance provides no authorization to provide instruction or services in schools its sole purpose is to provide verification that the holder has completed a professional fitness review.

Period of Validity: Certificates of Clearance are valid for five years. Fingerprint information will be invalidated for individuals who have not held any other type of valid document for more than eighteen (18) months after the expiration date of a Certificate of Clearance. The fingerprint process will need to be repeated when individuals whose fingerprints have been invalidated subsequently apply for certification.

11. Pre-Program Field Experience

Provide ONLY ONE of the following:

If you would like to upload your documents directly to our Credential Admissions Analyst, please complete this form and attach your documents.

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