Become a licensed teacher and begin your career.
Our teacher credentialing programs will prepare you for the challenges you’ll face throughout your teaching career. Hands-on, experiential learning opportunities will help you grow as both an educator and leader in the classroom. Antioch University Los Angeles offers teacher preparation programs for the California preliminary Multiple Subject and Education Specialist credentials and an Induction program to Clear your credential.
- Multiple Subject and Education Specialist programs are designed to be completed in 12 months; our Induction program is 1-2 years in length
- You can apply to our programs without having passed the CBEST or CSET exams
- Classes are held face to face
- Scholarship money may be available
Call us for more information at 310.578.1080 x.100 or email [email protected]
These credentialing programs are offered by AU Los Angeles.
The multiple subject teaching credential prepares candidates to teach multiple subjects in classrooms to young people generally in grades K-6.
The educational specialist teaching credential prepares candidates to teach students with disabilities that include specific learning disabilities, mild to moderate intellectual disability, attention deficit and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, and serious emotional disturbance, for grades K-12, as well as in Adult Education
Designed to develop socially just educators, Antioch’s Induction Credential program combines field support with university support to help new and experienced teachers grow their practice and clear their credential.
For information on how to apply to the Induction Credential contact Deborah Magana at [email protected] or call 310.578.1080 x.303. Financial aid is not available for this program.
How to Apply
- Complete the Online Application, including:
- Two letters of recommendation
- Current resume
- Admission Essay
- Submit the $50 non-refundable Application Fee.
- Official transcripts that post the Bachelor’s degree conferred from a regionally accredited college or university are required and request that they be sent to the Admissions Office. A student copy of a transcript may be submitted with your application, but official transcripts are required upon admission.
- Interview with Regional Director
- CBEST test scores, proof of registration, equivalencies (see list below), or proof of enrollment in Teacher Test Prep program,
- CSET: Multiple Subjects exam, proof of registration or scores, proof of completion of subject matter waiver program (for preliminary credential programs only) or enrollment in Teacher Test Prep program.
Please submit all materials to:
Antioch University Los Angeles
400 Corporate Pointe
Culver City, CA 90230
All application materials submitted become part of an applicant’s file and cannot be returned.
AULA and AUSB campuses, of a one-system university, offer mission consistent options that are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
In 4-6 pages, please respond to the following questions. Question #10 is only required if your undergraduate GPA is below 2.8. Please use the following format guidelines: 12-point type, double-spaced, 1″ margins, top right header on every page (in all capital letters): first and last name, Teaching Credential, page number.
- What factors led you to undertake this education program at this time and how will the degree impact your professional goals?
- Describe your leadership skills and how they are used in the classroom, school, community, and/or other life situations.
- What reforms do you see needed in education today, and what visions do you have for achieving necessary changes?
- Describe a difficult situation you have had related to education or schools. Evaluate your handling of the situation, revealing any personal characteristics that enabled you to be an effective part of a solution.
- Describe any community action or organizing that you have been involved in, and how it impacts your perceptions of yourself as an educator.
- What experiences have you had that prepare you to work as an educator with people who differ from yourself?
- Please comment on your experience or interests in working toward or organizing for social change.
- Please describe in some detail your experiences in working and/or being with children. What were your roles, responsibilities? Who were the children? For applicants to the mild/moderate disabilities credential, please specifically highlight experiences with children with disabilities.
- What is your motivation to become a teacher/special education teacher?
- If your Bachelor’s degree cumulative GPA is below a 2.8: Discuss the factors that contributed to your current GPA and how, specifically, you will mitigate those factors to be successful in graduate-level coursework at Antioch University.
Provisional Admissions Requirements
(for credential programs only or with combined master’s degrees)
- Official transcript from a regionally-accredited college or university indicating Bachelor’s degree conferral
- CBEST test scores, proof of registration, equivalencies (see list below), or proof of enrollment in Teacher Test Prep program
- Interview with Regional Director
- CSET: Multiple Subjects exam, proof of registration or scores, or proof of completion of subject matter waiver program (for preliminary credential programs only), or proof of enrollment in Teacher Test Prep program
Full Admissions Requirements
By the end of the first quarter, passing CBEST scores must be submitted or equivalency.
- CSU EAP (‘Ready’ in English and Math) or CSU Placement Exams (English Placement Test (EPT) and Entry Level Math (ELM))
- SAT (Math 550, English Critical Thinking 500)
- ACT(Math 23, English 22)
- AP English (3 or higher) and AP Calculus or AP Statistics (3 or higher)
- Basic Skills Requirement from another state.
For more information on these additional options please see: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl667.pdf
|Final Application***||Classes Begin|
|Summer 2021||April 30, 2021||Applications accepted until seats have been filled.||July 6th, 2021|
|Fall 2021||July 23, 2021||Applications accepted until seats have been filled.||October 4th, 2021|
*In addition to satisfying AULA’s admission requirements for a specific academic program, International Students have additional, general requirements that must be met for admission.
***All application requirements (all unofficial or official transcripts or program-specific requirements) must be submitted at the time of final application deadline
Education Specialist Mild/Moderate and Preliminary Multiple Subject Teacher Credentials
|First & Fourth Quarters (half-time)||$4,499|
|Second & Third Quarters (full-time)||$7,498|
|Total for all 6 quarters (half-time)||$4,499|
Please note: Additional fees for all AULA programs may include (but are not necessarily limited to) charges for materials, late registration, enrollment maintenance, parking, graduation, transcripts, tuition payment plan, late payments, late registration, and returned checks.
A majority of AULA students finance their education through some form of financial aid. You may not be sure which federal, state, public, and private aid packages – such as loans, scholarships, and grants – are right for you. Our staff is here to help you, so you can focus on what’s most important: beginning your academic program at AULA.