Yes, please view our Cal State Apply Guide. For further questions or information, please contact our office. 

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

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

CBEST and CSET are two ways to fulfill the Basic Skills Requirement and the Subject Matter Competency requirement. These requirements are still in place, but there are many different options available to fulfill them. 

The Basic Skills Requirement can be fulfilled by CBEST, ACT, SAT, and other exams; degree applicable college coursework; OR a combination of exam scores and coursework. 

Subject Matter Competency can be fulfilled by CSET, a CTC-approved waiver program (Elementary Subject Matter Program or Subject Matter Preparation Program), OR completion of an academic major in the same subject as the credential being sought. 

For more information about the different options for these requirements, please contact us at

The CCTC requires credential crandiates to have a Social Security Number or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. For more infomration, please contact the CCTC at 

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

If you go to another state, we are able to complete an Out of State Verification for you. There is a $15 dollar fee for this service. Please contact us for more info. 

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.

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.

Yes, it is possible to add a Multiple Subject Credential to a Single Subject Credential.  Get more information and the list of requirements. 

Requirement for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

The California Commission on Teacher Credentials (CCTC) requires that all students applying for an  initial teaching credential demonstrate that they have “infant, child, and adult CPR certification which meets the criteria of the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.” The certificate must be a full 2-year certificate; provisional 1-year certificates will not be accepted.

Students who already have CPR certification need to provide a copy of the document, via email, fax or in person, to the Credential Services in DBH 303.

Students who do not currently have CPR certification will need to complete it prior to applying for their credential.  We suggest that you contact the American Heart Association or American Red Cross for available sessions.  The links to these organizations are provided below:

CPR Certification Flyer 

Exam Workshops

  • CBEST - Mathematics 
  • CBEST - Reading and Writing 
  • CSET 
  • RICA 

For information about these workshops and/or materials please visit CBEST/CSET/RICA Preparation Resources or contact the Teacher Recruitment and Retention Office | DBH 307 | 667-3589 |

Workshops (Stan State)

Workshops (Online)

Subjects Include:

  • Multiple Subject
  • Math (I+II)
  • General Science
  • Social Science
  • English
  • Writing Skills

Workshops (Other Campuses)

CBEST Writing Help

  • Center for Excellence in Graduate Education (CEGE) CEGE offers free writing support to all currently enrolled graduate students at Stan State.  
  • ESL 2000 | Stanislaus State - Course designed for non-native speakers who struggle with writing.

CBEST Math Practice

CBEST Tests Taking Tips

CBEST Workbooks

  • Contact: Teacher Recruitment & Retention 209-667-3589 | DBH 305-308
  • Subjects Include: (Books available on a first come first serve basis)
  • General (all subjects)
  • Math
  • English
  • Reading & Writing

CSET Prep Information and Practice

CSET Math Preparation

CSET Workbooks

Contact: Teacher Recruitment & Retention (209)667-3589 | DBH 305-308
Subjects Include: (Books available on a first come first serve basis)

  • Multiple Subject
  • Math
  • General Science
  • English
  • Earth and Planetary
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

Updated: July 07, 2023