CAST Program Admission Process - Apply now for Summer II or Spring Semester Start Dates

  1. Attend a Virtual Information Session, led by Program Director, Antonio Felix (for Greater Los Angeles Area Applicants) and by Stephanie Serventi (for Northern California Applicants). 
  2. Apply Online.  While we accept and review applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, the application deadlines are June 15 for a summer start and December 15 for a spring start.
  3. Application Requirements: 
    • Personal Statement of Intent (2–4 pages double spaced), addressing the following:
       -- Your background: what personal, professional, and educational experiences have contributed to your decision to pursue graduate work at LMU?
       -- Your career objectives and goals.
      -- How LMU CAST will help you reach your goals.
    • One set of official transcripts sent directly from your academic institution to LMU: Candidates admitted to the program must have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
    • Letter from your School Principal recommending you to the program.  The application system will prompt you for the name, title, and email address of your Principal and will send your Principal a confidential link via email for uploading.
    • Current Resume
    • Verification of Current Full-Time Teaching Employment (form available in application)
    • Signed CAST Candidate Agreement (form available in application)
    • Signed Title IIA Compliance Form (if applicable, form available in application)
  4. Additional Optional SOE/CTC Application Material Uploads, if you have them available.
    • Plans for Meeting the Following California Credential Requirements:  We do assist you in reviewing your transcripts and options for meeting these either during the application process or in your first academic advisement session for enrollment.
      • Basic Skills Verification Plan – Check one box on how you might meet this.  Upload if complete.
      • U.S. Constitution Plan – Check one box on how you might meet this.  Upload if appropriate.
      • Subject Matter Competency Plan – Check one box on how you might meet this.  Upload if complete.


Per Federal Regulation 34 CFR 668.43(a)(5)(v), all LMU School of Education credential/licensure programs meet the California state requirements as specified by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and for the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences as appropriate. The institution has not made a determination as to whether these credential, licensure, and professional preparation programs meet the requirements of states outside of California. If you are interested in practicing outside the state of California, it is recommended that you contact the respective licensing entity of that state to seek information or guidance regarding their licensure and credential requirements in advance to allowing appropriate planning.