How to Apply - Teaching Credential

How to Apply

The 2024-25 application is now closed. Please check our website during summer for updates for the next application cycle. Thank you.


The application to apply for admission to the Teacher Credential/MA program is an online application. Please consult the Application Submission Process handout below about timing and how to submit additional supporting documents.

1. Know the Deadlines.

2. Complete the Prerequisites. Please pay particular attention to the test documentation and timing, classroom observation verification, and GPA requirements.

3. NOTE: If you are an international student, please review the website information located here or contact UC Davis Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) if you have questions about obtaining a visa.  

SISS webpage:

Contact Information:

4. Apply online. The application cost is $135 for domestic or $155 for international and applicants submit payment by credit card at time of submission (see below for information on the Application Fee Fellowship). Only credit card payment will be accepted for paying the application fee and must be submitted through the online application system. Please refer to the helpful Application Guide document below while completing your online application! 

The Teacher Education Program recognizes the financial burden the graduate application fee represents for many students, particular students from underrepresented communities. For the academic year 2024-2025 we are offering an Application Fee Fellowship that, if awarded, would pay the application fee for the Credential/MA Program during this year’s admission cycle. If you would like to be considered for this fellowship, please do not formally submit your online graduate application and pay the application fee before applying for this fellowship

  • ** Please note:

    • We are unable to reimburse applicants who submit their online application and pay the application fee themselves.
    • The fee fellowship has no bearing on whether or not you will be accepted into the Credential/MA program.
  • Priority will be given to:
    • California residents
    • Applicants who are any of the following:
      • First Generation graduate students
      • Interested in pursuing a Bilingual Authorization
      • Interested in teaching in high need subject areas (Agriculture, English, Math, Science, Social Science, Multiple Subjects)

Application Fee Fellowship Process: CLOSED

  • For those who applied by the December 3 deadline, notification of the decision regarding your Fee Fellowship application has been sent. 
  • If you have any questions, please refer to the website or contact Admissions Coordinator, Tracy Falk, at

5. Upload unofficial transcripts and supporting documents.

  •  Transcripts: In the “Academic History” section of the online application you will see detailed instructions regarding how to upload your transcripts. Please follow them closely.  Directions are also available in an email from Graduate Studies or here.
  •  Supporting Documents: Once an application is submitted you will receive further directions from Graduate Studies on uploading supporting documents.  You will need to provide either evidence of meeting the requirement or registration to test.

Your application will not be considered complete until your Transcripts, Classroom Experience/Observation, Basic Skills, and Subject Matter documentation is received. 

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