Applying to Our Credential Programs

Required Overview

Program Overviews

Your first step is to attend one of our on-campus Special Education (SPED) overviews where we cover the credential program you’re interested in. Our hour-long sessions include a question and answer session at the end of each review. NO RSVP is required. If you are unable to attend an in person overview, you can download and print our online overview here (PDF).

Overviews are held here:
2600 East Nutwood Avenue, Suite 560
Fullerton, California 92831
For parking information, please see the Parking and Transportation website :
Please refer below for a list of upcoming sessions:

Credential Overviews

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Additional Requirements

Enroll at Cal State Fullerton

To apply to the Education Specialist Credential Program, you must first be enrolled at Cal State Fullerton. Begin that process at CSU Apply ( Note: Apply as a Graduate/Post-Baccalaureate with the major Education (Credential only).

Apply to Our Program

This application is specific to our program. You’ll need to submit this along with all of your Application Documents. Download the Application here (PDF). Also available: download our application checklist.

Credential Application Processing Fee

You can pay securely and online by clicking here, or pay on-campus at Cashier's Office (Fullerton Campus - UH 180).

Credential Enrollment Fee

All Credential students who intend to enroll at CSU Fullerton must accept their offer of admission and pay a non-refundable $250 enrollment deposit. The deposit will offset a portion of your Registration Fees for the first semester. This is NOT an additional fee. Once paid, this deposit will reduce the cost of your fall tuition by $250.

You must accept admission and pay your enrollment deposit through your Student Portal, within the Student Center. Under the Admissions area of the Student Center, click on the Application Status link. The Accept/Decline button will be displayed. Click on the Accept/Decline button to accept your admission to CSU Fullerton. Accepting admission and paying the enrollment deposit are required to confirm your intent to enroll at CSU Fullerton.

Our College-wide deadline for final payment the $250 enrollment deposit is July 15th.

Students with financial aid will have the enrollment deposit waived until financial aid is awarded.

For further questions regarding this new process, please visit this link.

Submit your Application Documents

Access Forms & Documents here and submit documents to:

Admission to Teacher Education Department
College Park Suite 540
Special Education Admissions Assistant - (657) 278 4196
Office Hours: Monday - Friday (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
California State University, Fullerton
2600 East Nutwood Avenue Fullerton CA 92831

Mailing Address
Attn: Special Education Admissions Assistant
California State University Fullerton
Admission to Teacher Education - CP540
P.O. Box 6868
Fullerton, California 92834-6868

Attn: Special Education Admissions Assistant
(657) 278-2785

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Page updated: June 9, 2017