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Dr. Bonnie G. Metcalf School of Education


Admission Requirements

Admission to the graduate program in Education requires:

  • 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 Credential:

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:

  • Certificate of Clearance (COC)
  • Take the state-administered California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST).
  • Show proof of CSET Registration
  • Complete written literacy sample in Academic Success Center
  • Complete pre-requisite credential courses (will vary by credential, check with advisor)
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a four-point scale, which is documented by official transcripts.
  • Have a satisfactory interview with an Education faculty member.