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.
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
Optional Portfolio: Students are recommended to submit a body of work to showcase their skills. Please contact an Admissions Representative for details.
Sample Completion Plan - 33 units
__________ 13 units
CalTPA 1 & 2
__________ 14 units
CalTPA 3 & 4
__________ 6 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