Step 1: Admission

General Requirements

All educator preparation programs within the Division of Teacher Education require the following:

  • A completed graduate or integrated bachelor’s/credential application for admission
  • A $45 nonrefundable application fee (not required for students previously admitted to a graduate program at Azusa Pacific University or students applying to the integrated bachelor’s/credential program)
  • Official transcripts from all institutions leading to, and awarding, the applicant’s baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and all postbaccalaureate study
  • A minimum baccalaureate or master’s grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Provisional admittance may be granted to individuals with a grade-point average between 2.5 and 2.9.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement or essay
  • A valid California Certificate of Clearance (COC) or other appropriate and valid document from CTC
  • Proof the California Basic Skills Requirement has been satisfied
  • Proof the California Subject Matter Requirement has been satisfied. Candidates seeking admission to a graduate degree program with a teaching credential embedded may submit proof of paid registration for the next appropriate California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) administration.
  • A percentage of candidates will also be required to interview with the program director or his/her designee prior to an admission decision.

Note: University graduate or integrated bachelor’s/credential admission and program acceptance requirements must be met before an application is complete (see Admission to the University). Program-specific application requirements are available online.

Departments reserve the right to change the admission process and requirements. Students who are in continuous enrollment status are subject to the requirements in effect at the time of their initial enrollment.

Questions about successful completion of the Basic Skills Requirement or Subject Matter Requirement should be directed to the Office of Credentials. Candidates are advised by their assigned credential analyst prior to enrollment in the program to support a successful start in the credential program. 

International Students

International students have a separate application procedure. Contact Graduate and Professional Admissions for application procedures.