Thank you for your interest in applying to the Teacher Education Program at UCSB! Before applying, we encourage you to attend an Information Meeting and review more information on our credentials

While there are many university, state, and program requirements, applying doesn’t have to be challenging. Complete the four application steps below and review the Application Handbook thoroughly.

UPDATE: Education Specialist Credentials application deadline has been extended to February 10, 2024. Apply Now! 


Complete a minimum of 40 pre-professional hours. 20 of these hours are due by January 16, 2024. The remaining 20 must be completed by July 1, 2024. Please view our Application Handbook for more information.


Provide proof of passage of the CBEST or provide proof of completion of another CTC approved option by January 16, 2024. Please view our Application Handbook for more information.


Provide proof of scheduled (or completed) CSET or proof of another CTC approved option by January 16, 2024. Please view our Application Handbook for more information and a listing of which tests to take.

Apply using the Graduate Division eApp,

Application deadline: 11:59 PM on January 16, 2024
Deadline extended for Education Specialist Credentials! Apply by 11:59 PM on February 10, 2024.

Be sure to select the application quarter “Summer 2024,” and major “Education - Teacher Education Program -- GGSE."

Statements & Supplemental Documents 

Statement of Purpose

Please follow the prompts in our Application Handbook for the credential you are applying to and upload your responses to the eApp. You do not need to answer the eApp questions.

Personal History & Diversity Statement 

Please follow the prompt found in our Application Handbook (same as eApp) and upload your response to the eApp.

GPA Supporting Statement

If your GPA is below 3.0, you will be required to submit a statement regarding the factors that contributed to your lower GPA during your undergraduate period. Please follow the prompt found in our Application Handbook and upload your response to the eApp. 

Application Fee Waiver

A limited number of application fee waivers are available to qualified U.S. citizens and permanent residents who demonstrate evidence of financial need or proof of participation in an undergraduate research program. Applications are within the eApp. You must submit your fee waiver request at least two weeks before the application deadline (January 2, 2024).

Please view our Application Handbook for more information.

Google Form

ALL supporting program and state credentialing documents should be submitted via our Program & Credential Requirements Google Form.

You may submit more than one copy of the Google Form, should you need to update the completion status of your requirements. Please view our Application Handbook for more information.

Due January 16, 2024, with application

  • Pre-professional Experience
  • Basic Skills Verification
  • Subject Matter Verification
  • Financial Aid Statement (optional)
  • Bilingual Authorization in Spanish Statement (optional)

Due July 1, 2024, if admitted

  • Certificate of Clearance -- We recommend starting this process shortly after submitting your application.
  • Tuberculosis Clearance
  • CPR Certification -- There will be CPR certification classes held during Summer if you do not have your CPR Certification.
  • Mandated Reporter Training
  • U.S. Constitution Requirement

Applicants with fully complete paid and submitted applications will be invited to participate in an interview. The interview will provide a chance for applicants to demonstrate their communication and teaching skills and meet with various partners who make up TEP. Interviews may be in an individual setting, group setting, or both, depending on the program. After the application deadline, you will receive an email with information on how to RSVP for the interview. 

If an applicant does not RSVP to an interview invitation via email or does not attend an interview date, the application will not be considered and marked incomplete.


We are happy to help you through the application process! Please contact the Teacher Education Program Office at:

(805) 893-2084

Office: ED 3230, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 AM - 4 PM