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Department of Education

Deadlines for Credential Programs:

Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education

Elementary Education Application Deadlines

Applications for the 2012-2013 academic year can be downloaded here.

On or before February 15:

  • 1) Apply to the EED Program
  • 2) Apply to HSU as graduate student
  • 3) Apply for Certificate of Clearance to California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC)
  • 4) Begin, and preferably complete, 45 hours of early fieldwork. If you have questions about the fieldwork requirement or to verify that your hours will be accepted, please contact Bryn Coriell at 707.826.5108 prior to the application deadline.

On or before the beginning of the EED Program in early August:

  • 1) Pass CBEST (California Basic Educational Skills Test) on or before the June 2010 test date (for Fall '10 Admissions) or pass the CSET: Writing Skills Test on or before the May test date. It is also possible to use certain college placement exam scores to waive this requirement. For more information on this option, click here.
  • 2) Pass CSET: Multiple Subjects Examination (California Subject Evaluation for Teachers) on or before the May test date. Need help on CSET? Click here to find out more about our FREE CSET Test Prep Workshops.
  • 3) Complete Level 1 Computer Competency (EDUC 285 at HSU, a comparable course at another university, or take the CSET: Preliminary Educational Technology Exam). For more information on the different options for meeting computer competency, click here.
  • 4) Complete a course that addresses the US Constitution or pass the US Constitution test. CSU-system graduates will likely have met this requirement.
  • 5) Complete CPR certification (must have adult, infant, and child and cannot be an online class). Please note, CPR certification must be current throughout the program's duration. If you are getting a one-year CPR card through the American Red Cross, it is best to complete your CPR training in July or early August before the program starts.

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Secondary Education Deadlines

The application deadline for the Secondary Education Program is February 15 for admission for the following fall semester.

On or before February 15:

  • 1) Apply to the SED Program
  • 2) Apply to HSU as graduate student
  • 3) Application for Certificate of Clearance to California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC)
  • 4) 45 hours of fieldwork complete. If you have questions about fieldwork hours or want to verify that your hours will be accepted, please contact Anna Thaler Petersen, the SED Coordinator, at 707.826.5870 before you submit your application.

Before the beginning of the SED program in early August:

  • 1) Pass CBEST (California Basic Educational Skills) on or before the June test date. It is also possible to use certain college placement exam scores to waive this requirement. For more information on this option, click here.
  • 2) Applicants who do not hold a CTC-approved degree with an education emphasis major must pass the CSET (California Subject Evaluation of Teachers) on or before the May test date in the specific subject of the desired credential.
  • 3) Complete Level 1 Computer Competency (EDUC 285 at HSU, a comparable course at another university, or take the CSET: Preliminary Educational Technology Exam). For more information on the different options for meeting computer competency, click here.
  • 4) Complete a course that addresses the US Constitution or pass the US Constitution test. CSU-system graduates will likely have met this requirement.
  • 5) CPR certification (must have adult, infant, and child and cannot be an online class). Please note, CPR certification must be current throughout the program's duration. If you are getting a one-year CPR card through the American Red Cross, it is best to complete your CPR training in July or early August before the program starts.

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Special Education Deadlines

Applications are accepted at anytime, however, submit early, as space is limited. Special Education coursework begins in the fall semester. Call the Program Coordinator Peggy Kirkpatrick at 707.826.5795 or the Education Credentialing Office to request the application packet.

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