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We do not currently offer any Master Credentials.
No, you can hold your bachelor's from an accredited institution in any subject to be considered for our credential program. To prove subject matter competency, a candidate will need to pass the appropriate CSETs.
Education Specialist Credentials and Multiple Subject Credentials are two separate programs with their own requirements set by the state of California. We can of course utilize a lot of your completed coursework and experience to grant equivalencies in our program, but there are some things that cannot be waived.
We are currently offering the Bilingual Added Authorization that will allow teachers to work in a bilingual class or dual language academy. To review the program admissions requirements and apply, please visit Bilingual Authorization - Spanish.
The Special Education Credential Program is currently in development.
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Earning your masters could allow you to move into other areas in education, such as administration, but it is not a requirement in teaching K12.
Students who successfully complete the NSED Minor can complete the program in two terms with full-time study. Typically, it will take fall, spring, and summer terms to complete.
You will need to provide your completed this Prior Experience Verification Form and list all the NSED courses you've taken. Upon graduating, your official UC Merced transcripts will demonstrate you successfully completed the fieldwork hours.
The Intern Track Option allows you to complete your teacher preparation work while teaching on an Intern Credential. The Teacher Preparation Program prepares you for but will not find employment for you; you must seek this on your own.
Typically, you enter this pathway if you are currently in a paid teaching position (on a Provisional Intern Permit or a Short-Term Staff Permit) or if you have been offered one. While in the program and completing courses and assessments, you will move into Internship status as soon as you are eligible. To view eligibility requirements, visit Intern Track Options.
You can earn your teaching credential in one year with full-time study, assessments, and verified clinical practice. (Fall, Spring and Summer)
You can email us here at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call or text us at 209-349-2354 during our normal office hours of Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
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We will need your degree posted to your transcripts for both admission and Financial Aid.
The NSED minor and the TPP are partner programs. There are four courses in the NSED minor that allow you to finish sooner with less expense. You must have earned a grade of B- or higher for these courses to be applied to the Teacher Preparation Program:
If you received a document issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (i.e., substitute permit, provisional intern permit, etc.) as a result of your fingerprinting and background check and your document is valid, then you do not need to go through this process again. If you were fingerprinted for any other purpose, you will need to get a current live scan service and complete the Certificate of Clearance process. Review directions to obtain a Certificate of Clearance here: Fingerprint Information.
Financial aid is available if you qualify. Scholarship opportunities are also available. Learn more about financial aid and how to apply here Financial Aid at UC Merced.
The UC Merced School FAFSA Code is 041271.
Not at this immediate time, but there are plans to add this in the future.
The UC Merced School FAFSA Code is 041271.
Salaries are categorized by a few factors such as ADA - average daily attendance, elementary, high school or unified school districts. The most recent breakouts can be found here as a general guideline: https://www.salary.com/research/salary/benchmark/public-school-teacher-s...
Clinical practice, also known as "student teaching", allows candidates to learn from experienced educators in the classroom under their support and guidance needed to become effective educators. Candidates are evaluated against Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs). Clinical practice can be completed at any public school that meets the CTC's approval. We survey our candidates and do our best to place you where you want to be.
Students who have not met the Constitution requirement in their undergraduate degree will need to meet this requirement in our program. The easiest way is through an assessment online. To review listings of the US Constitution courses and online assessments, please visit US Constitution Credential Course Equivalency.
Our application deadlines are posted here Dates & Deadlines. We highly recommend that you get your application in as early as possible.
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The GPA requirement for those applying to the Credential program is 3.0 cumulative GPA.
If your GPA is below 3.0, you can submit the Admission by Exception form to petition your request. This form will need to be submitted after you submit your application for the term you wish to apply. Please email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No, there are no prerequisite courses required for admission.
The California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) includes tests covering reading, math, and writing skills, and is taken before acceptance into the Teacher Preparation Program.
The California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) tests individual subject knowledge.
Candidates have different options for meeting the subject matter requirement. The list of options can be found here Assembly Bill 130: Availability of New Options to. Meet the Subject Matter and the Basics Skills Requirements (ca.gov)
University of California programs for professions that require licensure or certification are intended to prepare the student for California licensure and certification requirements. Admission into programs for professions that require licensure and certification does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the University of California and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time.
The University of California has not determined whether its programs meet other states’ educational or professional requirements for licensure and certification. Students planning to pursue licensure or certification in other states are responsible for determining whether, if they complete a University of California program, they will meet their state’s requirements for licensure or certification. This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 CFR §668.43(a)(5)(v)(C).
Additional information is available by visiting the University of California | Office of the President and the California Department of Education.
The Teacher Preparation Program is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).
On August 6, 2021, The Commission on Teacher Credentialing granted full institutional approval to the University of California, Merced.