The application to apply for admission to the Teacher
Credential/MA program is an online application. Please consult
the Application Guide about timing and how to
submit additional supporting documents.
2. Complete the Prerequisites.
Please pay particular attention to the test documentation and
timing, classroom observation verification, and GPA requirements.
3. NOTE: We recommend that all
international students applying to our program
contact the UC Davis Services for International
Students and Scholars (SISS) for clarification on the
ability to obtain a Visa.
Apply online. The application cost is $120 for domestic or
$140 for international and applicants submit payment by
credit card at time of submission. 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
Tips below while completing your application!
5. Upload unofficial 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
6. Upload supporting documents.
Please watch for an email from Graduate Studies with directions
on this process. It is sent to you once you submit your
online application. Your application will not be considered
complete until your Basic Skills, Subject Matter, and classroom
observation documentation is received.
We will communicate with you by email so remember to set
your spam filter to accept messages from UC Davis.
A great way to learn more about the UC Davis Teacher
Credential/M.A. program is by attending a Credential Information
Session. Sessions are typically conducted August to
June. Plan to park in Parking Lot 5 for Information Sessions
(map is available under related links)! On-campus parking costs
$10.00 per week day. Saturday it is
FREE! For more information please visit the UC
Davis Transportation Services website at http://taps.ucdavis.edu
We offer online information sessions from time to time for those
of you who live too far from the UC Davis campus. If you
are interested in this option, please complete
During our information sessions we will discuss the following
Credential & Masters Program
What the UC Davis Teacher Education values and how our
program incorporates these values
Why you should consider the UC Davis program
How Student Teaching works
When the year starts and when you will earn your credential
The benefits of completing your Masters degree and how our
program allows you to earn your teaching credential and Masters
of Arts in Education in less than two years
Prerequisites and Testing Information
How to meet the requirements
Which prerequisites to prioritize
What tests to take and when
When are the deadlines to apply
How to have a class reviewed to see if it is equivalent
How to have your G.P.A. evaluated
What to do if prerequisites can’t be met by application
Attend a session!
To reserve your space or request more information about the a
session, please email email@example.com.
Although an RSVP is not required, the info session date, time, or
location can change. For this reason, please check back on the
website the morning of an information session to confirm. If you
have submitted an RSVP we will notify you of any changes.
Unless otherwise noted all sessions are held in
the School of Education Building Room
Your submitted application will be reviewed for completeness
based upon the Application Checklist and submission of all
required supporting documents.
The admission committee supports equal opportunity and
seeks to enroll a diverse class of highly motivated
After all required documents have been submitted,
qualified applicants will be invited for an
interview with our faculty. When making a recommendation,
faculty consider both the application and interview on the
following factors: is testing complete, public school classroom
observation hours are satisfied, written application responses
are of high quality, and that applicants possess a solid
understanding of working with diverse populations and bring much
to the profession.
The School of Education will issue a recommendation to
Graduate Studies for admission or denial.
You will receive an email from Graduate Studies regarding
admission. If accepted, follow the directions in the email from
Graduate Studies to complete the Statement of Intent to