Teaching Credential Program Admissions


The Teacher Education-Credential/MA program supports equal opportunity and seeks to enroll a diverse class of highly motivated students.  What we are looking for is intellectual potential to undertake a rigorous program, values that are consistent with being a teacher, and demonstrated knowledge of the teaching profession. 

Applicants are urged to familiarize themselves with the prerequisite and admission deadlines by reviewing our website and attending one of our Information Sessions.

The admission prerequisites and requirement details listed on our website are for admission to the 2020-2021 year (now closed).  They will be updated during the summer for 2021-22 cycle.

We are aware that most test centers have cancelled CBEST and CSET tests and that these closures may impact applicants’ testing schedules.

For those who are already admitted, we expect you to reschedule your required exams as soon as possible and submit updated test registration to

For those still being considered for admission, we are reviewing each application on a case-by-case basis and are taking testing availability into consideration when making admission decisions.

For information on testing please see: or

General information

Teaching Credential/MA Program Costs

The teaching credential/M.A. program takes place over five quarters. For the first three quarters you are enrolled full time and pay graduate fees. For the last two quarters you are enrolled part-time and pay part-time fees, which are half the cost of full-time fees. Please visit UC Davis’ Current Fees and Tuition page for more details about the cost of the program.

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