Teaching Credential Admissions Prerequisites



To increase your chances of admission, you should complete as many prerequisites as possible before submitting your application. In the online application, you have an opportunity to indicate when you completed or plan to complete all prerequisites. It is highly recommended that the classroom experience requirement be met or near completion by the time you apply (please see #2 for COVID-19 update). You must submit all supporting documentation in a timely manner to the Student Services Office as indicated in the Application Guide.

The prerequisites shown below apply to the 2020-2021 admissions cycle. Please check back later in summer for updated information for the 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 eduadvising@ucdavis.edu.

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: https://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com/ orhttps://home.pearsonvue.com/coronavirus-update


General information

10. Academic Letters of Recommendation

The degree-granting university GPA of 3.0 or higher:  Letters of recommendation are not required/accepted for an applicant with a gpa of 3.0 or higher.

The degree-granting university GPA below 3.0:  Please review the guidelines listed in the Undergraduate GPA section of Prerequisites for additional steps to complete prior to submitting your application online. 

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