Online Masters in Teaching California Teaching Credential Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

To enter the online MALT program with an Education Specialist Credential, individuals must provide:

  • Completed online application, fill the form on this page to reach an enrolment advisor
  • 500-word statement that highlights who you are as a student, as well as who you are as a teacher/future teacher, referring to at least three of the bold-faced words/phrases of our conceptual framework (Engaged scholars Question-driven learning, Understands multiple perspectives, Inclusive environments, Transformative praxis, and Youth-centered pedagogies)
  • Evidence of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Verification of passing CBEST
  • One (1) official transcript issued by the registrar of a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Evidence of negative TB test result within the last two years
  • Evidence of Certificate of Clearance issued by California Commission of Teacher Credentialing
  • Evidence of subject matter competency, completion of waiver program or passage of CSET (may show evidence of registration for the exam for application purposes, but will need to pass exam before student teaching)
  • Evidence of 50 hours of observation or work with children, preferably in a public school setting or equivalent
  • Completion of Child Development or Human Growth and Development course, CLEP exam, workshop or equivalent
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from faculty or professionals
  • Admission decisions are made by the Departmental Admissions Committee

Student Teaching Requirements

To advance to student teaching, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • A completed student teaching application by the deadline (ask the enrolment advisor for deadlines)
  • 3.0 or above cumulative GPA in pre-service foundations and methods courses
  • Clear all registration/financial holds on student account
  • A current valid CPR certificate (infant, child and adult)
  • Proof of a current negative tuberculosis test that will not expire prior to completion of student teaching
  • Evidence of subject matter competency

Internship Requirements

The University of Redlands School of Education offers an 18-week supervised internship program to qualified candidates employed in school settings vetted by the Office of Student Success. Candidates interested in an internship must meet the following requirements:

  • A completed internship application by the deadline (deadlines are listed within the Office of Student Success web page)
  • 3.0 or above GPA in all pre-service foundations and methods courses
  • Clear of all registration/financial holds on student account
  • A current valid CPR certificate (infant, child and adult)
  • Proof of a current negative tuberculosis test that will not expire prior to completion of internship
  • Evidence of subject matter competency
  • Evidence of U.S. Constitution requirement
  • Current resume that includes education and teaching experiences
  • Professionally written essay answering the following topic: Why do you feel you are a qualified intern? (essay must be at least 300 words)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from outside sources (letters must be written on official letterhead and dated within one year)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from University of Redlands instructors (using the Instructor Recommendation Form)