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Dr. Bonnie G. Metcalf School of Education


Admission Requirements

Credential Program Admission Requirements and Screening Procedures

Admission into the Education Credentialing Program is a two-step process, beginning with admittance into the University. The second step involves meeting credential program specific requirements.  In order to qualify for admission to the program, each candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of application for admission with graduate application fee.
  • Official transcripts of all college coursework verifying completion of a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (some programs may accept the evaluated equivalency), with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (2.75 for conditional acceptance). The presentation of a minimum combined score of 300 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or passing score on CSET Exam to overcome a low grade point average.
  • Three recommendations from professional sources who can address candidate's potential for success in education.
  • Prerequisites: Complete EDU 302 and choose one of the following: EDU300, EDU341/541, or ETC305/505, for a total of 6 pre-requisite units.
  • Write a statement that includes your reasons for choosing teaching as a profession, your reasons for choosing to study at California Baptist University and why you are personally suited for teaching.
  • Acceptance for admission by the director of the graduate program in education.

Candidates Seeking Acceptance Into the Credential Program:

A student who is admitted to the University is not automatically admitted to the Teacher Education Program. In addition to the above requirements, each candidate must complete the following: