Application Prerequisites

Pre-Professional Experience

UCSB requires applicants to complete a minimum of 40 pre-professional hours. Twenty of the hours must be completed in a K-12 classroom in the United States during the regular school day, by volunteering under the supervision of a credentialed K-12 teacher, substitute teaching, or working as a K-12 instructional aide. These twenty K-12 hours are due by the application deadline. The additional twenty hours (due by July 1st) can be completed in a K-12 classroom or other educational setting, such as an after-school tutoring program or an international teaching opportunity. Any remote hours completed will count towards the additional twenty hours. Please view our Application Handbook for more information.

Basic Skills Requirement

Provide proof of passage of the CBEST or provide proof of completion of another CTC approved option by January 13, 2023.

Please view our Application Handbook for more information.

Subject Matter Requirement

Provide proof of scheduled (or completed) CSET, or proof of completion of an approved Subject Matter Waiver Program or an approved undergraudate major by January 13, 2023.

Please view our Application Handbook for more information and a listing of which tests to take.

Testing Resources
For testing resources recommended by our teacher candidates, check out our Testing Preparation Resources