The admissions committee will consider several factors when evaluating candidates for admission to the University teacher preparation program and master's in education programs including undergraduate grade point average, work experience, statement of purpose or intent, and goals and achievements.
Candidates for the internship program have additional requirements. Please see them below.
Applications are reviewed and evaluated and admission decisions are made on an ongoing basis. Space is limited, so early submission of application materials is advised.
A complete admissions file must contain
- Completed Application for Admission
- Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning
- One official transcript of course work from each college or university attended (undergraduate and graduate). Transcripts must be in a sealed envelope sent directly from the college or university. Students who received their undergraduate degrees from an institution outside the United States must also submit a course-by-course evaluation of these transcripts. Please see requirements for international applications. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is required for the last 60 units of graded undergraduate or graduate course work.
- Verification of meeting Child and Adolescent Development Course pre-requisite
- Two letters of recommendation (academic or professional)
- Resume: professional and/or personal
- Statement of Intent: Please respond to each of the following in a typed essay:
- Why you have chosen teaching as a profession? What qualities do you believe make you personally suited for teaching in the credential area (i.e., single subject, multiple subject, education specialist) in which you intend to teach?
- Recognizing that public school students are diverse in their cultures, languages, and learning needs, what do you think will be the implications for you as a classroom teacher?
- What are your specific strengths and areas for growth as a prospective teacher?
- What paid or volunteer experiences have you had working with students in the credential area (i.e., single subject, multiple subject, education specialist) in which you intend to teach? Please describe them.
- What is your current knowledge and skill with computer-based technology? Describe your skill level.
- Scores on an approved basic skills exam. There are two options when completing the basic skills requirement. You may take the CBEST exam or the Multiple Subject CSET plus the CSET Writing Skills subtest. You will need to take one of these exams before your admissions materials will be submitted to the admissions committee for review.
- Certificate of Clearance Issuance or valid credential.
- Tuberculosis (TB) examination: Skin test or chest X-ray. Results must be current within 2 years of entering student teaching.
- The subject matter competency requirement for admission may be met in the following ways:
- Completion of an approved academic content course of study (secondary only).
- Passing scores on the CSET, or confirmation of registration for the examination.
- Interview with the Ukiah Center program director
Internship Candidates additional requirements
- 120 hours of pre-service teaching experience
- 40 hours of training in the teaching of students with English Language needs
- Basic Skill Requirement met (see program requirements for options)
- Successful completion of a U.S. Constitution course or examination
- Issuance of Certificate of Clearance or valid Emergency Permit, Pre-intern Certificate, or Internship Credential
- Completion of an approved academic content course of study (secondary only) or submission of official passing scores on the CSET examination
- Concurrent intern placement in a cooperating school district
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