Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

ESCP Coordinator's Contact Info

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. 

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) requires that all students applying for an initial Credential demonstrate that they have "infant,  child, and adult CPR certification that meets the criteria of the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross. " CPR certificates must be valid for 2 years.

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

The following qualify for CPR certification:

Updated: April 08, 2024