2018-2019 Catalog

Application and Admission into the Teacher Education Programs

 

 Master of Arts in Education Admission Requirements:

  • Admission to the university;
  • Application to the specific MA degree program; Candidates who are applying to both the MA and Preliminary Credential must do so simultaneously and meet all Preliminary Credential requirements;
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university;
  • Official transcripts of all college course history with degree posted; (one copy for University Admissions and one copy for Program Admissions to be uploaded online);
  • A minimum of 2.75 grade point average (GPA) in the last 60 units attempted or a Miller’s Analogies Test (MAT) score of 40 or above;
  • Two letters of recommendations from individuals who can evaluate the applicant's potential for graduate study (student will provide the email of the recommenders and they will be contacted by email);
  • Statement of Intent – 2-4 pages double-spaced stating purpose, relevant experience, qualities/aspirations; connection to justice and equity in our mission, and any additional information in evaluating your preparation and aptitude for graduate study at CSUDH.
  • A Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement must be met by all students prior to classified standing. This requirement can be met on the CSU Dominguez Hills campus by obtaining one of the following:
  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in the United States.
  2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited non-US institution where English is the primary language of instruction.
  3. Graduate students who earned a 4 or above on the analytical writing component of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
  4. Students from a baccalaureate program offered in non-English speaking university settings can qualify to enter a graduate program by meeting one of the following options: take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a score of: 550 (paper-based); 80 (internet-based); 213 (computer-based); or achieve an International English Language Testing System (IETLS) score of 6.5;

Note: Undergraduate students may take six units towards a MA but must file paperwork with graduation education. These courses may not be counted towards the BA. See an Advisor.

 

Curriculum and Instruction Option:
  • Statement of Intent – 2-4 pages double-spaced stating purpose, relevant experience, qualities/aspirations; connection to justice and equity in our mission, and any additional information in evaluating your preparation and aptitude for graduate study at CSUDH.

 

Dual Language Learning Option:
  • Statement of intent: 2 pages written in Spanish;
  • Demonstration of bilingual proficiency or six (6) college semester units of Spanish, or verified equivalent.

 

Classified Standing:
  • Successful admission to the university with the following conditions: Candidates who satisfy all the requirements for university and program admission will be admitted fully with Classified Standing;
  • Candidates accepted with Conditional Standing will have one semester to meet the conditions for Classified Standing.

 

Admission Requirements for the Preliminary Credential Student Teaching Options (Multiple and Single Subject): 

Follow program advisement procedures. Refer to Teacher Education link on the College of Education website, www.csudh.edu/coe for the most current information; 

  • University admission;
  • Application to specific credential program;
  • Official transcripts of all college course history; (one copy for University Admissions and one copy for Program Admissions to be uploaded online);
  • For post-baccalaureate students, a degree from a regionally accredited college or university is required and should be posted on transcripts. See note below for undergraduate students;
  • Evidence of meeting the basic skills requirement (CBEST or see CTC website for other ways to meet basic skills);
  • A 2.67 cumulative undergraduate grade point average or 2.75 in the last 60 undergraduate semester units, attempted;
  • Evidence of meeting the U.S. Constitution requirement;
  • Certificate of Clearance;
  • Evidence of subject matter competency (CSET or completion of a Subject Matter Preparation Program);
  • Current negative tuberculosis test or chest x-ray

Additional Phase II Requirements:
  • Two recommendations from individuals familiar with the applicant's work and character (to be completed before Phase II – candidate provide emails of recommenders on Phase II application).
  • Valid CPR card (Adult, Child, Infant). Online CPR certification is not acceptable.
  • Interview program plan signed by a TED Advisor. ITEP students should see an LBS advisor.
Note: CSUDH undergraduate students may start a preliminary credential program, student teaching track before graduation but must apply to the program and meet the other requirements.

 

Admission Requirements for the University Intern Options (Multiple and Single Subject):
 
In addition to the general program admission requirements the following requirements are common for all Preliminary Credential Intern Option Candidates:
 
Follow program advisement procedures. Refer to Teacher Education link on the College of Education website, www.csudh.edu/coe for the most current information;
  • University admission;
  • Application to specific credential program;
  • Official transcripts of all college course history; (one copy for University Admissions and one copy for Program Admissions to be uploaded online);
  • Degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The degree should be posted on transcripts.
  • Basic skills Verification (CBEST exam or see the CTC website for a list of other ways to meet the basic skills requirement);
  • A 2.67 cumulative undergraduate grade point average or 2.75 in the last 60 undergraduate semester units, attempted;
  • Evidence of the U.S. Constitution requirement;
  • Fingerprint Clearance Requirement: Either a valid Certificate of Clearance, valid California Teaching Credential, or a current Substitute Teaching Permit;
  • Valid CPR (Adult, Child, and Infant). Online CPR certification is not acceptable;
  • Evidence of subject matter competency (CSET or letter verifying completion of a Subject Matter Preparation Program);
  • Evidence of current negative TB test results or chest x-ray
  • Completion of pre-service courses TED 400, TED 414, and TED 507;
  • A one-year employment contract from a public school;
  • A letter from school district personnel indicating that the applicant has been screened and interviewed by human resource professionals;
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of technology and its appropriate use in various educational settings;
  • Evidence that the candidate has successfully completed the district's 40-hour training program prior to assuming a full-time classroom teaching assignment;
  • Complete Intern Credential Request application online: https://csudh-coe-cred-recom.fluidreview.com/

Preliminary Credential Bilingual Authorization Applicants:
Bilingual Authorization applicants must demonstrate competencies in Spanish by one of the following methods:
  1. SPA 280 Grammar for Spanish Composition, SPA 341 Advance Conversation, and SPA 351 Hispanic Culture with Grade of B or better in all courses;
  2. Passing scores on CSET: Subtest III & V. (See CSET Website: www.ctcexams.nesinc.com);
  3. Combination of coursework and CSET exams (e.g. CSET Subtest III and SPA 351).
    Passing scores on CSET: Spanish Subtest III.
  • Multiple Subjects candidates must enroll in the bilingual sections of TED 403, TED 410. TED 416 and TED 412 and complete fieldwork in a dual immersion classroom setting.
  • Single Subject candidates must complete fieldwork in a school with a dual language program.

 

Bilingual Authorization Alternate Pathways:
  1. Masters in Education, Option: Dual Language Learning (31 units)
  2. Certificate – Dual Language Learning (12 units)
Bilingual Authorization applicants must make an advising appointment with the Bilingual Authorization Advisor, Dr. Lilia Sarmiento, at (310) 243-1026, regarding requirements for acquiring the Bilingual Authorization in Spanish.