Commonly Asked Questions

Cal State East Bay offers credential programs in three departments in the College of Education and Allied Studies and one in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences. All programs meet the standards of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The main credential programs are listed below. The listed items are subject to change without notice depending on programmatic or budgetary constraints. Always refer to the current year's admission information for the latest list of offerings.

The available credential terms are also shown as: Internships (I), Preliminary (P), or Professional/Clear (C) Credential types.

Available Credentials Offered At Cal State East Bay
Department Credential Authorization or Specialization Available Terms
Teacher Education Multiple Subject General Subjects (I) Internships
(P) Preliminary
Single Subject Varies. Single Subjects offered are: Art, English, Foreign Languages, Social Science (History), Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science. Dance, Theatre (I) Internships
(P) Preliminary
Reading Certificate n/a (I) Internships
(P) Preliminary
(C) Clear
Reading Credential (formally known as the Specialist in Reading and Language Arts n/a (I) Internships
(P) Preliminary
(C) Clear
Educational Psychology Education Specialist Instruction (special education) Mild to Moderate or Moderate to Severe (I) Internships
(P) Preliminary
Pupil Personnel Services School Psychology or School Counseling (I) Internships
(C) Clear
Educational Leadership Administrative Services

(I) Internships
(P) Preliminary Tier I
(Pr) Professional Tier II

Communicative Sciences & Disorders Speech-Pathology and Audiology Language, Speech and Hearing (P) Preliminary
(C) Clear

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in any major from a regionally accredited college or university. Foreign transcripts must be reviewed by one of the approved agencies by the CTC; a list of agencies is found at the CTC's website.
  • Satisfy the Basic Skills Requirement, e.g., CBEST. For a description and options to meet this requirement, visit our All Forms and Documents page.
  • Possess a Certificate of Clearance on file with the CTC. For a description and related forms to meet this requirement, visit our All Forms and Documents page.

For a list of specific admissions requirements, please visit the program of your choice: CREDENTIAL PROGRAMS AT CAL STATE EAST BAY

All applications and documents are submitted online. Admissions into any credential program requires a Department and University Admissions Application. University Application www.calstate.edu/apply.

For Department Admissions applications and requirements, visit the program page CREDENTIAL PROGRAMS AT CAL STATE EAST BAY

The deadline for credential programs varies by department. Please visit the program you are applying to: CREDENTIAL PROGRAMS AT CAL STATE EAST BAY

Yes. Your Bachelor's degree needs to be conferred before the start of the program. For example, if the Credential program starts June 6, 2022, your Bachelor's degree needs to be conferred before June 6, 2022.

If you have access to MyCSUEB, you should update your address in your student account.

All applications and documents are submitted online. Admissions into any credential program requires a Department and University Admissions Application. University Application www.calstate.edu/apply.

For Department Admissions applications and requirements, visit the program page CREDENTIAL PROGRAMS AT CAL STATE EAST BAY

It depends. It is possible to get admitted to the University based on meeting the university admissions requirements. Yet, you may not gain admissions to the department based on their admissions criteria, space, etc… You must get admitted to both the university and the department in order to begin registering for classes.

You may check your university admissions status by visiting your MyCSUEB account.

For questions on application and admissions status email: credentials@csueastbay.edu with your full name and program name.

You must first speak with your Program Coordinator to confirm whether you are eligible to pursue an Internship Credential. Once admitted to the program you apply for the Intern Credential through the Credential Service Center as instructed.

Credentials are filed on a rolling basis after all requirements have been met and all final grades are officially posted on your transcript. Check your MyCSUEB account for the status of your grades.

No, credentials are filed on a rolling basis after all requirements have been met and all final grades are officially posted on your transcript. Check your MyCSUEB account for the status of your grades.

You may have a balance; however, your account must be in good standing with the university in order for us to process your credential. Check your MyCSUEB account for the status of your account.

You must follow the instructions provided for Credential Verification Requests. All requests will be handled on a rolling basis along with all other credentialing projects.