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CCTC Accreditation


Common Standard 2

Admission Requirements for our Education programs can be found here:

In addition, the university catalogs list requirements:

Note:  Our course catalog will be updated in April to reflect the changes for meeting basic skills (BSR) and subject matter competence (SMR). Students will be provided with options during their initial advisement interview.

Recruitment takes place via our webpages, in addition to targeted mailings and events.

Candidate Advisement: 

MSMU program requirements are available to outside viewers to learn about entry requirements for credentialing programs. is the link to learn about admission requirements for preliminary credentials for multiple subjects, single subjects, education specialist—mild/moderate, and education specialist—deaf and hard of hearing. This website also links to requirements for the Induction program to clear credentials. takes you to the admissions requirements for undergraduate students. Candidates from undergraduate programs such as liberal studies for multiple subjects credentials or content majors (English, Spanish, math, science, history, art or music) for single subjects credentials apply to the education department after being accepted into their undergraduate major. Admissions counselors for both undergraduate and graduate programs alert prospective students to these pages and offer flyers with abbreviated information.

Prospective candidates for the graduate credential programs may contact either the Education Department or Admissions. They are encouraged to attend an Information Session to learn about program requirements and the admissions process. These sessions are offered monthly and are led by the Education Department Chair or one of the program directors. Additionally, a representative from admissions will be available for answering questions about the application process. An individual interview is then scheduled with the chair or director associated with the candidate’s program of interest. Program requirements are further discussed and a curriculum plan  is created based upon the particular needs of the student. While the preliminary programs generally follow a two year format that begins in the fall semester, some students may benefit by lengthening their programs and getting some courses and fieldwork done in a spring or summer start. Candidates may also decide to delay their masters projects and degrees until after the credential is obtained. Candidates are introduced to the early fieldwork and supervised teaching components of the program and are offered a graphic  to help in their planning. If they have not yet received the copies of the  dispositions  (currently being revised to reflect both toward professionalism and anti-racist pedagogies), those documents are also provided and discussed. Admissions requires that the basic skills requirement be met through examination (CBEST), qualifying coursework, or a combination of both. Questions related to this requirement are addressed during this initial advisement. Subject Matter Competency requirements are also discussed. Admissions requires that a candidate meet this requirement through CSETs, an approved major, a waiver or content analysis, or a combination of these. A provisional acceptance may be granted if more time is needed for content analysis and/or CSET passage. However, all competencies must be fully satisfied prior to any supervised teaching. Candidates are given a specific deadline for these requirements in order to not delay their progression through the credential programs. Undergraduates are advised and accepted by these same program directors, but generally follow a 3-4 year plan concurrent with their major. They continue to prioritize their content coursework with their major advisor, and also seek advice from their program director for the credential. Candidates continue to meet with their advisor each semester to review progress and update plans, as needed.

Personnel Involved in Supporting and Advising Students are listed here:  Table of Support