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Now that you are ready to apply to the Teacher Preparation Program, there are a few items you will need to gather to upload during the process. You can start the application form and save it to return to it should you need to. Review the requirements needed to apply.

If you have questions during the application process, please email us. We also highly recommend you attend an upcoming Information Session in which many of your questions will be answered. 

What happens after you submit your application:

  • Applications are reviewed by the admissions committee after the application deadline
  • You will be contacted after the review on the status of your application
  • Persons considered for candidacy will have their interview scheduled with the admissions committee

If you are accepted into the program, there will be a few tasks for you to complete which can be found here


If you already hold a California teaching credential and are looking to add the Bilingual Authorization, you will apply here