Frequently Used Advising Resources
Following are documents Advisors will utilize during advising sessions. Feel free to refer to these resources as needed. Remember to check back frequently so you have the most up to date information.
All students who want to become teachers must satisfy the Basic Skills Requirement (BSR). This requirement can be met 8 different ways. You may have met this requirement with coursework completed in the General Education plan. Please refer to the flyer below for more information about how to meet the BSR requirement.
Credential Program Overviews
If you plan to apply to the Multiple Subject, Single Subject or Special Education Credential Programs you must attend a program overview before you apply. The credential program overviews provide detailed information regarding the admission and application requirements for each program, in addtion to details about what to expect during the application process and the actual credential program. Credential program overview dates and times can be found on our Credential Overviews Calendar.
Future teachers do not necessarily have to complete specific courses in General Education (GE). However, we recommend taking certain courses in GE to better prepare for the subject you want to teach. If you would like to learn more, please refer to our recommended GE courses below.
Recommended GE Courses for Future Elementary School Teachers (including Special Education)
Recommended GE Courses for Future Middle/High School Teachers (including Special Education)
Recommended GE Courses for Future Middle/High School Social Science Teachers (including Special Education)
Recommended Majors for Future Elementary School Teachers (including Special Education)
Recommended Majors for Future Middle/High School Teachers (including Special Education): major in the subject you plan to teach.
More information can be found on our Pathways to Teaching page.
students who are undocumented, DACA recipients or international students
If you are a student who is undocumented (including AB 540 students), a DACA recipient or an international student you are eligible to complete a credential program and obtain a teaching credential in California. Please make an appointment with one of our advisors to learn more about your options and what you should know before starting a credential program. If you have questions about work authorization after completion of the credential program, please make an appointment with our partners, CARECEN, for free legal services. They can address immigration related issues including first time DACA applications, DACA renewal, and more.