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Application Information and Procedures for New Applicants to the University
For questions regarding your application status ONLY, contact the Program Admissions Unit at (310) 243-3530.
Requirements & Documentation:
- EAD Program Application (Submited online: Request One Here).
- For application, prepare a written response to the following three questions. Responses should not exceed more than 500 words each.
- Describe a time when you worked collaboratively and developed another adult.
- Explain the leadership qualities and characteristics of an exemplary administrator or leader.
- How should leaders work with the change process and resistance to such change?
Submit Supporting Documents Online (Per EAD Application Confirmation Email instructions)
- Verification of Basic Skills: Copy of passing CBEST card and scores (available at http://www.cbest.nesinc.com/); or copy of passing scores on CSET: Multiple Subject Plus Writing Skills Examination or copy of scores of “college read” or “exempt” on CSU EAP Placement exams in Math and English or copy of score of 50 on CSU ELM Placement Test and score of 151 on CSU EPT Placement Test.
- Copy of a valid California Teaching Credential.
- Three Years Experience Verification included in EAD Program Application (Three years of prior full-time teaching experience is required prior to entering the EAD Tier I program).
- Check or money order for $50 payable to CSUDH.
- Two letters of recommendation. Candidates must obtain two recommendations from individuals who can evaluate the applicant’s potential for graduate study, one recommendation must be from your principal and the second letter should address your leadership potential, success as an educator, and your character.
- A Minimum of 3.0 or better grade point average in the last 60 units of upper division undergraduate coursework (or, a minimum score of 1000 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Aptitude Test, or a minimum score of 500 on the Miller Analogies Test. Register for the MAT at the CSULA Testing Office.
- Two copies of your transcripts (ONLY for undergraduate coursework AND last 60 units of coursework); one for the EAD program and one for the university.
- LETTER OF INTEREST: expressing why you are applying for admission to this program.
- RESUME: A current resumé.
After Program Acceptance:
- Personal or committee interview or meeting with faculty advisor is mandatory after program acceptance.
Apply to the EAD Program:
- You need to complete an EAD program application. (Note: The EAD program application is the same as the GED department application; they are one and the same document.) Fee $50 payable to the SOE.
EAD Program Application
- Include a copy of each of your official transcripts (ONLY for undergraduate coursework AND last 60 units of coursework), proof of passing CBEST, letters of recommendation (described above), proof of meeting the writing requirement, Statement of Purpose, and MAT scores, if necessary. These should be sent to:
Student Services Center
Jeanette Perez is the applications processor of the SOE applications, you may contact her through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply to the University:
- Your application must be accompanied by a $55 fee (online you may use a credit card) and have 1 official set of transcripts sent to the University Office of Admissions(ONLY for undergraduate coursework AND last 60 units of coursework). Note: You need to send an official set of transcripts to the University AND the SOE (see step one above). If the transcripts are not sent directly from the institution, they must be in the original sealed envelope.
Other Important Information:
- A Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) must be met by all candidates within the first semester of attendance, or verification of enrollment in ENG 350. This requirement can be met on the CSU Dominguez Hills campus by attaining a passing score of 8 on the GWE or with a passing grade of at least a B in one of the certified courses on this campus. Education students typically take English 350 to meet this requirement. Please see the CSUDH catalog for further information regarding the university writing requirement. Students graduating from any California State University, except CSUDH, beginning in 1985 meet the requirement and do not have to take the exam. CSUDH graduates need to have a GWE score of 8 or above to meet this requirement. All other students need to consult with their program advisor or contact our testing office:
All applicants for credentials must have passed the CBEST exam. For information about the computer-based pilot CBEST exam, please click here:
CBEST Online Pilot Exam The program application has the different requirements for each individual program.
- Students may take up to seven (7) years to complete the coursework, including the thesis or exams. Coursework that does not meet the seven-year deadline will have to be repeated. Please see the CSUDH catalog for further information regarding outdated course work.
- Twenty-one units must be taken in residency for all M.A. programs. Please see the program advisor for approval and more information on which courses can be transferred.
- Students having post-baccalaureate course work taken at other institutions should bring transcripts and catalog descriptions to their initial meeting with their advisor, who will then assess if such course work may count toward the M.A. requirement. In general, these courses should be the equivalent of CSUDH courses at the 400 or 500 levels. It is essential that students consult with an advisor prior to signing up for courses that they wish to count toward the 30-unit M.A. requirement.
- The Credit for Transferred Graduate Work form is needed to transfer units into the Master’s program.
- A Request for Course Substitution form is needed to substitute courses for any credential program. Candidates wishing to substitute course must come to the CSUDH campus and meet with Dr. Chlebicki during office hours.