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Credential Student Service Center

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About Us

Credential Student Service Center (CSSC) provides a range of services to those pursuing credentials, including:

  • Advising regarding credential requirements in all programs;
  • Screening for credential program requirements;
  • Housing of student records;
  • Monitoring of progress towards credentials;
  • Verifying credential program completion;
  • Making the official credential recommendation to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

Our Mission

To provide accurate and responsive credential information to students and the education community through personalized and efficient services.


The purpose of CSSC is to provide client-centered, centralized service, and credential advising. CSSC serves as a resource center for departments offering credential programs. It provides student access to accurate information on admissions and credential requirements, assists faculty and departments in advisement, and monitors student progress. CSSC generates reports and responds to both internal and external requests for data.

All CSU East Bay credential programs are accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

At Cal State East Bay, all your possibilities come into view.

CSSC helps you get to them.

Thank you for your patience and understanding,

Credential Student Service Center
(510) 885-2272: calls are being answered or leave a message
Office hours: Monday-Friday 8 am - 5 pm; closed University holidays

Credential News

For Prospective Students

  • Summer and Fall 2023 Education Specialist* Fall University Application open October 1, 2022, on Cal State Apply. Summer 2023 University Applications will open on February 1, 2023. Department Applications will open on December 1, 2022.

For Current Students

Contact Us

Credential Student Service Center
  • California State University, East Bay
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., AE 235
  • Hayward, CA 94542