Credential Program Admissions

Welcome to our Single Subject Credential Program Admissions!

Students walking and smiling at Calstate university Fullerton
We are thrilled to support you on your path towards becoming a secondary teacher in California. The core of teaching extends far beyond imparting knowledge; it's about:

  • nurturing curiosity
  • fostering growth
  • igniting a lifelong love for learning

If you are interested in our program, attend our overview. In the meantime, if you have questions contact:

Before applying to the Single Subject Credential Program:

You must attend a mandatory 90 minute overview where you will receive detailed information about our program options and the application process. This is your time to ask all your questions about the program and admissions so come prepared with questions. Please review this Program Admission Details and Requirements documentPDF File Opens in new window and keep it handy during the overview. You will be asked to upload evidence from your attendance at this overview in your application materials while applying through Cal State Apply.Opens in new window

Refer to our Google calendar for dates and times. RSVP is not required. Below is the Zoom link for the virtual overview.  

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If you are planning to take pre-requisites, please read the information below:

Prerequisites for the teacher credential program - EDSC 310, 320, 330, 340 - can be taken at CSUF or at other institutions. They can be in progress at the time your application is submitted but must be completed before the start of the program. If taken at other schools, please check our course equivalency list herePDF File before enrolling to ensure you are selecting the correct courses. If you plan to take prerequisites at CSUF, you may take them through CSUF’s Extension program (8-week online courses) or through Open University (15-week courses during the regular Fall or Spring semester, online or face-to-face).
For more information about CSUF Extension's 8 week option, visit their websiteOpens in new window  
For more information about Open University's 15 week option, visit their website. You can enroll by following the instructions on this webpage.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Overview Calendar

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virtual overview

Look for the Single Subject Overview sessions listed in the calendar on the left. These are currently offered virtually through Zoom. Here is the Zoom linkOpens in new window for the session. RSVP is not required. 



If you are planning to visit our Program Admissions office during the week, you may pay for parking by the hour at the kiosks in the parking structures.  


Application and supporting documents must be submitted by the priority deadlines below. Prerequisite courses may be in progress at time of application deadline, however, they must be complete before the start of the program. 

You may submit an application after the final priority deadline; however, admission decisions will be prioritized for those who submit an application by the stated priority deadline. If you submit an application after the priority deadline, you will be placed on a waitlist and your application will be processed if a space becomes available. If you have any questions regarding this process prior to submitting an application, please email

Applicants who are planning to apply for Financial AidOpens in new window  should not wait until admission is granted. Apply for financial aid as soon as possible.

Completed Files Submitted by Interview Decision Notification
February 15                       March                   April 30

*Applications received after the priority deadline may be considered if space is available in the program.

SPRING ADMISSIONS priority DEADLINES (application window opens august 1)
Completed Files Submitted by Interview Decision Notification
September 15                       October                  November 30

*Applications received after the priority deadline may be considered if space is available in the program.

Important Web Links

Here are some external links you will need to access to complete the application process: