Applications & Checklists

Beginning the Spring 2022 application period, all program applications will be online through Cal State Apply. The fourth quadrant of the online application is where you will upload your required program application materials.

The only applicants who will still use a paper application are Stan State ITCO students and early start Libs students. "Early start" refers to Libs students who will begin the credential program in their final undergraduate semester. ITCO and early start Libs students may email their applications and all forms to credentials@csustan.eduplease do not include SSN on emailed forms!

Please follow the application guide and online application checklist below:

PLEASE NOTE: Single Subject applicants who want to student teach in their FIRST semester must apply for student teaching through Field Services. Please visit their website for contact information and deadlines.

Important forms for completing the Multiple, Single, and Education Specialist Teaching Credential Application Process.

1. FORM I - Statement of Intent - Information on how to write your statement of intent. Maximum of two pages long. NOT REQUIRED FOR STAN STATE LIBERAL STUDIES MAJORS.

2. Form II - Letter of Recommendation* - This form is used for students who are applying to the Multiple, Single, or Education Specialist Credential Programs. TWO forms/letters required. For Stan State Liberal Studies Majors, at least one recommendation must come from a Libs faculty member.

*Confidential recommendations are preferred. Please ask your references to email their Form II's to the Credentials office.

3. Form III - Verification of Early Field Experience Hours* - This form can be used for verification of early field experience hours. You can also submit a letter from the school on school letterhead indicating the number of hours completed. NOT REQUIRED FOR STAN STATE LIBERAL STUDIES MAJORS.

​*This requirement has been waived for Spring 2022 applicants due to COVID-19

4. Form IV - Prerequisites/Co-Requisites - This form is used for students applying to the Multiple, Single, and Education Specialist Credential Program.

5. Basic Skills and Subject Matter Competency Options
From the options below, please include ONE item for Basic Skills and ONE item for Subject Matter Competency in your application:

  • Basic Skills Requirement (BSR) Form - This form may be used by all applicants to verify that that you have met the Basic Skills Requirement. 
    • Approved Courses for BSR - A list of courses from Stan State and local community colleges that can be used to fulfill the Basic Skills Requirement. 
  • OR Score report from appropriate exam if not using any college coursework for this requirement.

AND

  • SMC Using Academic Major Form - This form may be used by students who are applying to the Multiple, Single, or Education Specialist programs whose academic major is the same as the content area for their credential. OR
  • Form V - Subject Matter Preparation Verification* (SSCP or ESCP ONLY) - This form is used to verify completion of one of Stan State's Subject Matter Preparation programs. Please have the advisor in the subject area complete and sign the form before including it in your application. OR
  • A letter verifying Subject Matter Competency from another university - Must be signed by a CTC-approved signor. OR
  • CSET Score Report

6. Form VI - Ethnic Identity - Please submit with your credential application.

7. Certificate of Clearance Instructions Form 41-LSa* - Applicants must submit fingerprints via “livescan” and be “cleared” before working with students. This form will give you instructions on how to apply for the Certificate of Clearance. 

*Not required if you submit a copy of a valid teaching credential/ permit or child center permit.

8. Request for Livescan Services Form 41-LS.pdf* - This form is used for fingerprints. Submit the processed form with your application. Get a list of Livescan locations here.

*Not required if you submit a copy of a valid teaching credential/ permit or child center permit.

9. Release of Liability Form - Please read, sign and submit with your credential application.

Updated: April 11, 2022