Education

Dr. Bonnie G. Metcalf School of Education

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Admission Requirements

  • Application for admission with graduate application fee.
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts of all college coursework
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 or presentation of a minimum combined score of 1,000 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or passing score on the CSET exam to overcome a low grade point average.
  • Three Graduate Program Recommendations from professional sources who can address the candidate's potential for success in education.
  • Prerequisites: 12 units of undergraduate or graduate semester hours in general psychology, abnormal psychology or theories of personality, introductory statistics, and life span development or growth development and learning.
  • Proof of having taken the CBEST. (A passing score is required by the end of the second semester of enrollment.
  • Valid Certificate of Clearance from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • Essay of at least 500 words that includes your reasons for choosing school psychology as a profession, reasons for choosing to study at California Baptist University and why you are personally suited for working with special needs and/or at risk students.
  • An interview with the director of the graduate program in Pupil Personnel Services is required upon completion of your application file.