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Art Teaching Credential Requirements

Program Overview

Learning Outcomes: Semester Breakdowns: Completion Plan:

Credential Requirements

Credential Coursework
Major 33 units
TOTAL 33 units
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Minimum grade of C in all required 33 units
Entry Requirements

Submit the following:

  • Application: Complete the online application (A non‐refundable and non‐deferrable $100 application fee is required)
  • Proof of Earned Bachelor's Degree or Higher: Official Transcripts must show the granting of a Bachelor's degree or higher in Fine Art or in a related program with a minimum GPA of 2.5. International transcripts must be accompanied by an English translation.
  • Statement of Intent: Contact Admissions for details
  • CBEST Test Results: Official results of passing the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST)
  • CSET Test Results: Official results of passing the California Subject Matter Examination Test (CSET) in Art
    NOTE: Candidates must successfully pass both parts of the CSET in ART: Subset 1 and Subset 2.
  • TB Health Certificate Clearance: Official results of the TB Health Certificate clearance
  • Certificate of Clearance from Department of Justice (DOJ) & Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Official documentation of the fingerprint clearance from the DOJ and FBI
  • Resume: An outline of educational and professional experience
  • Letters of Recommendation: Three verifiable letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources
  • CPR and First Aid Workshop Certificate: Official documentation proving successful completion of an approved CPR and First Aid workshop/class

    NOTE: The CPR/First Aid Workshop or class must be approved by the California Emergency Medical and Safety Authority (EMSA)
    NOTE: Completion of the CPR/First Aid Workshop must be completed prior to second semester courses that require fieldwork
Sample Completion Plan - 33 units
  1st Year 2nd Year
13 units

CalTPA 1 & 2
WINTER Intersession
14 units

CalTPA 3 & 4

JUNE Intersession
6 units
Totals 6 units 27 units
    33 unit Art Teaching Credential
  • Students are advised to meet with a Student Services Advisor to map an individualized graduation plan
  • Student Services Advisor approval is required for course loads exceeding 14 units for Fall or Spring semesters and exceeding 6 units in Summer semesters
  • Financial Aid is not available for intersessions
  • A maximum of 1 course may be taken in intersessions
  • Most schools do hiring during the Summer in preparation for Fall. Students are advised to plan their completion accordingly.
CalTPA stands for California Teaching Performance Assessment
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