Frequently Asked Questions

I have questions regarding Cal State Apply. Can I get assistance on the application?

Yes, please view our Cal State Apply Guide. For further questions or information, you may contact us or Teacher Recruitment and Retention Office at 667-3589. 

Can I pursue the Education Specialist Credential and the Multiple Subject concurrently?

Yes, check with the Special Education Coordinator if you wish to pursue the Concurrent Education Specialist Credential and a Multiple Subject Credential.         

Do you offer assistance in passing the CBEST and CSET exams?

Yes, contact the Teacher Recruitment and Retention Office (DBH 307 or 667-3589) for information about upcoming workshops teacheroutreach@csustan.edu.

I have heard I can receive a waiver for the CSET. How do I get this waiver? 

Applicants who complete a Subject Matter Preparation Program or an Elementary Subject Matter Program can receive a waiver for CSET. Stanislaus State has SMP Programs in Art, English, Math, Kinesiology, Social Science, and Spanish, and an ESM Program offered through the Liberal Studies department.

If you completed an SMPP at Stanislaus State, take the SMPP Form V to your Program Advisor and include the completed form with your application to the Single Subject Credential Program. 

If you completed the ESM Program with the Liberal Studies department at Stanislaus State, you will complete the ESM Form V with the Liberal Studies department and include the completed form with your application to the Multiple Subject Credential Program. 

If you have completed an SMPP or ESM Program at a different university, you will need to submit the proper verification forms from that university. 

Due to COVID-19, I was unable to complete some of the requirements for my preliminary credential. What can I do?

You may be able to qualify for your preliminary under Executive Order N-66-20 or be able to receive a Variable Term Waiver instead. Please contact our office for more information.

Is your program accredited? What happens if I want to teach in another state?

Stanislaus State is fully accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and by the National Commission on Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).  Therefore, you can be assured that your program meets the highest State and National Standards. 

If you go to another state you will have university transcripts that detail the courses and program that you completed. With NCATE accreditation you will be required to take fewer additional courses or exams to receive a teacher credential from that state.

What if I am not admitted to a credential program?

Stanislaus State offers an appeal process for students that are not admitted into any of our credential programs. For specific details and instructions please see this notice: Admissions Decisions Appeals Process.

Is it possible to add a Single Subject Content Area to a Multiple Subject Credential or Single Subject Credential?

Yes, if you hold a Multiple Subject or Single Subject Credential you can add a Single Subject Content Area to a Multiple Subject or Single Subject. Get more information and a list of pedagogy courses that aligns with your specific content area.

I hold a Single Subject Credential and would like to add a Multiple Subject Credential. Is this possible?

Yes, it is possible to add a Multiple Subject Credential to a Single Subject Credential.  More information.