Admission - Undergraduate

Undergraduate Student - Requirements for Provisional Admission to Credential Program

Undergraduates already enrolled at LMU complete and submit the following requirements to the School of Education Dean's Office, University Hall 2100 (or via email to, prior to scheduling an interview with the Academic Program Director.

  1. Complete the following prerequisite courses and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better. Prerequisite courses are only available to students with sophomore standing (30 semester hours earned) or higher. Interested first year students need to contact the Academic Program Director.
    1. EDES 414 Theories of Second Language Acquisition (3 semester hours)
    2. EDSS 444 Observation and Participation in General and Special Education (3 semester hours)
    3. EDSS 453 Introduction to the Study of Disability and Special Education (3 semester hours)
    4. EDSS 454 Major Issues and Foundations of Special Education (2 semester hours)
    5. EDSS 455 Development of IEPs for Students with Exceptional Needs (1 semester hour)
  2. Teacher Education Application Form
  3. Statement of Intent
  4. Candidate Information Sheet
  5. One set of official transcripts from all colleges and universities at-tended other than LMU
  6. Four letters of recommendations. Three of the four must be submitted for an interview. One letter must be from your major advisor.
  7. Verification of 20 hours of experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse youth groups, ages 4-22, or Plan of Action of Completion of 20 hours prior to Student Teaching
  8. California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) original passing score report
  9. Subject Matter Plan of Action Completion
    1. Elementary Emphasis: Students must demonstrate mastery of the required subject matter by passing the Multiple Subject California Subject Matter Exam for Teachers (Multiple Subject CSET)
    2. Secondary Emphasis: Students must demonstrate mastery of the required subject matter (mathematics, English, social science, biology, chemistry, physics) by passing the Single Subject California Subject Matter Exam for Teachers (Single Subject CSET in credential content area). Results of the CSET are only valid for five years.
  10. Fingerprint Clearance — An original Certificate of Clearance must be received from the CCTC prior to enrolling in student teaching.
  11. Technology Requirement
  12. Interview with the Academic Program Director/Assistant Director

Undergraduate Student - Requirements for Formal Admission to Credential Program

All of the following are required once you have been provisionally admitted to the School of Education and must be fulfilled prior to enrolling in Student Teaching. A "B" (3.0) grade point average must be maintained in all education coursework. A "D" (1.0) is not acceptable in any of the coursework in the sequence.

  1. Tuberculin test results — Valid within one year prior to student teaching.
  2. U.S. Constitution Requirement — Satisfied by one of the following:
    1. AP History or AP American Government & Politics Exam accepted on transcripts for at least 2 semester hours of credit.
    2. Successfully completing one of the following LMU courses: HIST 1300, 1301, 1401, or POLS 1200.
    3. Passing an approved examination offered online at
    4. Completing an approved course at another institution.
  3. CSET (Original passing score report)
  4. Complete the following professional coursework (maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or better)
  5. Advising
    1. Academic Advising: All candidates are required to meet with the Academic Advisor once a semester. Candidates are ad-vised on appropriate course sequence and program information.
    2. Professional Advising: All candidates are expected to meet with the Professional Advisor (Program Director/Assistant Program Director) once a semester. Candidates will discuss academic course progress, career plans and goals, dispositional issues and other issues related to the teaching profession.


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.