Application Deadlines Fall Spring Summer
Priority May 15 November 1 March 1
Standard August 1 December 1 April 1

Now accepting applications for 2024

Please click here to view California CBEST and CSET guidelines

  1. Complete a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, or the evaluated equivalency.
  2. Complete subject matter requirements:
    • Basic Skills Requirement can be met by:
      1. Passing the CBEST
      2. Qualifying coursework
      3. A combination of both
    • Take at least one subtest of the California Subject Examination (CSET) for the planned credential content area or meet the Subject Matter Competency equivalency (qualifying undergraduate major).
  3. Meet the minimum grade point average:
    • A minimum 2.75 GPA
    • Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA may be considered for admission with passage of all subsets of the CSET exam for the planned credential content area.
  4. Written statement of purpose OR in-person/virtual program interview (student's choice). Written statement (500-word maximum) or interview will address:
    • What are your educational goals?
    • How will this program help meet those goals?
    • What makes you a good fit for CBU?
  5. Verification of Certificate of Clearance (COC) granted.
  6. Credential program acceptance.

Documents can be sent to:

CBU Graduate Admissions
8432 Magnolia Ave
Riverside CA 92504
FAX: 951-552-8700