Office Operating Hours

Unless otherwise noted on the door, the Teacher Education is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
In-person: Monday through Thursday
Virtual: Fridays

Please allow for a 24-hour turnaround for a response.

  • For advising on the application process, please contact Credential Services.
  • For advising on clinical practice (student teaching/interning), please contact Field Services

A Message from the Department

Socio-economic advantages, language, disabilities, and race too often predict academic outcomes in the Central Valley. It is increasingly urgent for schools to improve educational achievements and break the persistence of inequity. The Department of Teacher Education deepens this commitment by recruiting, preparing, and supporting educators who are strongly equipped to ensure that all students succeed, regardless of circumstance.

Welcome Message

Credential Programs

students on campus

Elementary teachers have a unique calling. They need to do more than educate students — they must motivate and captivate...

Multiple Subject Credential Programs
students on campus

In our program, we will provide you with the support you need to impact a generation of students...

Single Subject Credential Program
students on campus

The field of Special Education is a growing field that needs teacher candidates who are committed to lifelong learning in both their students and themselves...

Education Specialist Credential Programs

Additional Information

Contact Credential Services

Office: DBH 303
Phone: (209) 667-3534

Credential Services Page

Contact the Teacher Recruitment & Retention Office

Office: DBH 307
Phone: (209) 667-3589

Teacher Recruitment & Retention Office Page

To request a leave of absence or reinstatement to the program, submit a course for equivalency, or request an exemption to a program requirement, please submit the fillable petition form and supporting documents via email to

S&R Petition Form

The petition form and supporting documents must be submitted 2 weeks in advance of the committee meeting date.

Committee Dates

2023 - 2024

Third Thursday of Each Month


  • August 17, 2023
  • September 21, 2023
  • October 19, 2023
  • November 16, 2023
  • December 14, 2023
    Note: This is the second Thursday.


  • January 25, 2024
    Note: This is the fourth Thursday
  • February 15, 2024
  • March 21, 2024
  • April 18, 2024
  • May 16, 2024

Please review all of these files before scheduling a formal advising meeting with the Teacher Education Department Chair/Intern Coordinator, Dr. Jon McFarland.

Updated: April 18, 2024