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Program-Specific Admissions Requirements

Learn more about GPA requirements, fieldwork eligibility and other requirements so you can be prepared for the application process. If you have any questions, our admissions team is here to help you.

For general graduate admissions information see the graduate admissions page.

Master of Arts in Education

Concentrations:

Curriculum and Instruction

GPA Requirement and Official Transcripts

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution by the time they plan to start coursework at Biola, and should have a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must also submit an official transcript from their previous academic institution.

  • Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • If applying to Biola while still enrolled at another institution, request transcripts of work finished to date and final transcripts upon completion of course of study.
  • Transcripts must be official, that is, mailed directly from the college or university in a sealed envelope or sent electronically. Final approval for admission is contingent on receiving an official transcript.

Send transcripts to:

  • Biola University
    Graduate Admissions
    13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, CA 90639

    OR

    Have transcripts emailed directly from institution. Biola also accepts Parchment and other transcript vendors.
Submit GRE Scores

Submit GRE General test scores (waived if cumulative GPA is 3.5 or above or if Basic Skills Requirement and subject matter competency is met by completion of a state-approved program or passage of all CSET subtests).

Credential or Experience

Applicants must hold a preliminary credential or provide verification of the equivalent professional experience.

Early Childhood

GPA Requirement and Official Transcripts

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution by the time they plan to start coursework at Biola, and should have a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must also submit an official transcript from their previous academic institution.

  • Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • If applying to Biola while still enrolled at another institution, request transcripts of work finished to date and final transcripts upon completion of course of study.
  • Transcripts must be official, that is, mailed directly from the college or university in a sealed envelope or sent electronically. Final approval for admission is contingent on receiving an official transcript.

Send transcripts to:

  • Biola University
    Graduate Admissions
    13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, CA 90639

    OR

    Have transcripts emailed directly from institution. Biola also accepts Parchment and other transcript vendors.
Submit GRE Scores

Submit GRE General test scores (waived if cumulative GPA is 3.5 or above or if Basic Skills Requirement and subject matter competency is met by completion of a state-approved program or passage of all CSET subtests).

Verify Certificate of Clearance

For California residents — Verify possession of Certificate of Clearance from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Fieldwork Eligibility (outside of California)

For non-California residents — Provide proof of eligibility to complete fieldwork in a non-California classroom.

Credential or Experience

Applicants must hold a preliminary credential or provide verification of the equivalent professional experience.

Induction/Clear Credential

GPA Requirement and Official Transcripts

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution by the time they plan to start coursework at Biola, and should have a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must also submit an official transcript from their previous academic institution.

  • Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • If applying to Biola while still enrolled at another institution, request transcripts of work finished to date and final transcripts upon completion of course of study.
  • Transcripts must be official, that is, mailed directly from the college or university in a sealed envelope or sent electronically. Final approval for admission is contingent on receiving an official transcript.

Send transcripts to:

  • Biola University
    Graduate Admissions
    13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, CA 90639

    OR

    Have transcripts emailed directly from institution. Biola also accepts Parchment and other transcript vendors.
Submit GRE Scores

Submit GRE General test scores (waived if cumulative GPA is 3.5 or above or if Basic Skills Requirement and subject matter competency is met by completion of a state-approved program or passage of all CSET subtests).

Verify Certificate of Clearance

For those who do not hold a valid credential — Verify possession of Certificate of Clearance from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Required Credentials

Applicants must hold a California Multiple Subject or Single Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential.

Be a Full-Time Teacher

Applicants must be employed as a full-time teacher of record at a California school — public, private, or charter. Full-time teaching for credentialing purposes is defined as a minimum of 4 hours per day for at least 75 percent of a school year.

Student Access

Applicants must have access to English learners as well as GATE and/or special needs students.

Coach and Placement Form

Applicants must complete the Coach and Placement Information Form.

Multiple Subject Credential

GPA Requirement and Official Transcripts

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution by the time they plan to start coursework at Biola, and should have a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must also submit an official transcript from their previous academic institution.

  • Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • If applying to Biola while still enrolled at another institution, request transcripts of work finished to date and final transcripts upon completion of course of study.
  • Transcripts must be official, that is, mailed directly from the college or university in a sealed envelope or sent electronically. Final approval for admission is contingent on receiving an official transcript.

Send transcripts to:

  • Biola University
    Graduate Admissions
    13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, CA 90639

    OR

    Have transcripts emailed directly from institution. Biola also accepts Parchment and other transcript vendors.
Submit GRE Scores

Submit GRE General test scores (waived if cumulative GPA is 3.5 or above or if Basic Skills Requirement and subject matter competency is met by completion of a state-approved program or passage of all CSET subtests).

Verify Certificate of Clearance

Verify possession of Certificate of Clearance from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Complete subject matter program or pass subtest of CSET

Present letter verifying completion of a state-approved subject matter program or evidence of passing at least one subtest of the CSET.

Meet Basic Skills Requirement (or attempt CBEST)

Attempt the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) or have satisfied the Basic Skills Requirement (BSR).

Fieldwork in California

Applicants must have the ability to complete fieldwork in California (for Credential portion of program). Fieldwork requirements must be completed in California.

Personalized

GPA Requirement and Official Transcripts

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution by the time they plan to start coursework at Biola, and should have a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must also submit an official transcript from their previous academic institution.

  • Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • If applying to Biola while still enrolled at another institution, transcripts of work finished to date and final transcripts upon completion of course of study.
  • Transcripts must be official, that is, mailed directly from the college or university in a sealed envelope or sent electronically. Final approval for admission is contingent on receiving an official transcript.

Send transcripts to:

  • Biola University
    Graduate Admissions
    13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, CA 90639

    OR

    Have transcripts emailed directly from institution. Biola also accepts Parchment and other transcript vendors.
Submit GRE Scores

Submit GRE General test scores (waived if cumulative GPA is 3.5 or above or if Basic Skills Requirement and subject matter competency is met by completion of a state-approved program or passage of all CSET subtests).

Additional Requirements

Please note you may need to meet additional requirements depending on how you configure your Personalized concentration. Requirements such as verifying your Certificate of Clearance, credential requirements and others may apply, based on the areas of study you choose.

Contact your graduate admissions counselor for more information.

Single Subject Credential

GPA Requirement and Official Transcripts

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution by the time they plan to start coursework at Biola, and should have a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must also submit an official transcript from their previous academic institution.

  • Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • If applying to Biola while still enrolled at another institution, request transcripts of work finished to date and final transcripts upon completion of course of study.
  • Transcripts must be official, that is, mailed directly from the college or university in a sealed envelope or sent electronically. Final approval for admission is contingent on receiving an official transcript.

Send transcripts to:

  • Biola University
    Graduate Admissions
    13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, CA 90639

    OR

    Have transcripts emailed directly from institution. Biola also accepts Parchment and other transcript vendors.
Submit GRE Scores

Submit GRE General test scores (waived if cumulative GPA is 3.5 or above or if Basic Skills Requirement and subject matter competency is met by completion of a state-approved program or passage of all CSET subtests).

Verify Certificate of Clearance

Verify possession of Certificate of Clearance from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Complete subject matter program or pass subtest of CSET

Present letter verifying completion of a state-approved subject matter program or evidence of passing at least one subtest of the CSET.

Meet Basic Skills Requirement (or attempt CBEST)

Attempt the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) or have satisfied the Basic Skills Requirement (BSR).

Fieldwork in California

Applicants must have the ability to complete fieldwork in California (for credential portion of program).

Special Education

GPA Requirement and Official Transcripts

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution by the time they plan to start coursework at Biola, and should have a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must also submit an official transcript from their previous academic institution.

  • Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • If applying to Biola while still enrolled at another institution, request transcripts of work finished to date and final transcripts upon completion of course of study.
  • Transcripts must be official, that is, mailed directly from the college or university in a sealed envelope or sent electronically. Final approval for admission is contingent on receiving an official transcript.

Send transcripts to:

  • Biola University
    Graduate Admissions
    13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, CA 90639

    OR

    Have transcripts emailed directly from institution. Biola also accepts Parchment and other transcript vendors.
Submit GRE Scores

Submit GRE General test scores (waived if cumulative GPA is 3.5 or above or if Basic Skills Requirement and subject matter competency is met by completion of a state-approved program or passage of all CSET subtests).

Verify Certificate of Clearance

For California residents — Verify possession of Certificate of Clearance from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Fieldwork Eligibility (outside of California)

For non-California residents — Provide proof of eligibility to complete fieldwork in non-California classroom.

Credential or Experience

Applicant must hold a preliminary credential or provide verification of the equivalent professional experience.

Special Education (Mild/Moderate) Credential

GPA Requirement and Official Transcripts

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution by the time they plan to start coursework at Biola, and should have a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must also submit an official transcript from their previous academic institution.

  • Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • If applying to Biola while still enrolled at another institution, request transcripts of work finished to date and final transcripts upon completion of course of study.
  • Transcripts must be official, that is, mailed directly from the college or university in a sealed envelope or sent electronically. Final approval for admission is contingent on receiving an official transcript.

Send transcripts to:

  • Biola University
    Graduate Admissions
    13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, CA 90639

    OR

    Have transcripts emailed directly from institution. Biola also accepts Parchment and other transcript vendors.
Submit GRE Scores

Submit GRE General test scores (waived if cumulative GPA is 3.5 or above or if Basic Skills Requirement and subject matter competency is met by completion of a state-approved program or passage of all CSET subtests).

Verify Certificate of Clearance

For for California residents who do not hold a valid credential — Verify possession of Certificate of Clearance from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Complete subject matter program or pass subtest of CSET in core academic subject area

Present letter verifying completion of a state-approved subject matter program or evidence of passing at least one subtest of the CSET in a core academic subject area (English, economics, reading/language arts, mathematics, multiple subjects, history, science, art, geography, civics/government and foreign language).

Meet Basic Skills Requirement (or attempt CBEST)

Attempt the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) or have satisfied the Basic Skills Requirement (BSR).

Fieldwork in California

Applicants must have the ability to complete fieldwork in California (for credential portion of program).

Master of Arts in Teaching

Concentrations:

Curriculum and Instruction

GPA Requirement and Official Transcripts

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution by the time they plan to start coursework at Biola, and should have a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must also submit an official transcript from their previous academic institution.

  • Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • If applying to Biola while still enrolled at another institution, request transcripts of work finished to date and final transcripts upon completion of course of study.
  • Transcripts must be official, that is, mailed directly from the college or university in a sealed envelope or sent electronically. Final approval for admission is contingent on receiving an official transcript.

Send transcripts to:

  • Biola University
    Graduate Admissions
    13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, CA 90639

    OR

    Have transcripts emailed directly from institution. Biola also accepts Parchment and other transcript vendors.
Submit GRE Scores

Submit GRE General test scores (waived if cumulative GPA is 3.5 or above or if Basic Skills Requirement and subject matter competency is met by completion of a state-approved program or passage of all CSET subtests).

Early Childhood

GPA Requirement and Official Transcripts

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution by the time they plan to start coursework at Biola, and should have a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must also submit an official transcript from their previous academic institution.

  • Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • If applying to Biola while still enrolled at another institution, request transcripts of work finished to date and final transcripts upon completion of course of study.
  • Transcripts must be official, that is, mailed directly from the college or university in a sealed envelope or sent electronically. Final approval for admission is contingent on receiving an official transcript.

Send transcripts to:

  • Biola University
    Graduate Admissions
    13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, CA 90639

    OR

    Have transcripts emailed directly from institution. Biola also accepts Parchment and other transcript vendors.
Submit GRE Scores

Submit GRE General test scores (waived if cumulative GPA is 3.5 or above or if Basic Skills Requirement and subject matter competency is met by completion of a state-approved program or passage of all CSET subtests).

Verify Certificate of Clearance For California residents— Verify possession of Certificate of Clearance from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Fieldwork Eligibility (outside of California) For non-California residents — Provide proof of eligibility to complete fieldwork in non-California classroom.

Induction/Clear Credential

GPA Requirement and Official Transcripts

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution by the time they plan to start coursework at Biola, and should have a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must also submit an official transcript from their previous academic institution.

  • Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • If applying to Biola while still enrolled at another institution, transcripts of work finished to date and final transcripts upon completion of course of study.
  • Transcripts must be official, that is, mailed directly from the college or university in a sealed envelope or sent electronically. Final approval for admission is contingent on receiving an official transcript.

Send transcripts to:

  • Biola University
    Graduate Admissions
    13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, CA 90639

    OR

    Have transcripts emailed directly from institution. Biola also accepts Parchment and other transcript vendors.
Submit GRE Scores

Submit GRE General test scores (waived if cumulative GPA is 3.5 or above or if Basic Skills Requirement and subject matter competency is met by completion of a state-approved program or passage of all CSET subtests).

Verify Certificate of Clearance

For those who do not hold a valid credential — Verify possession of Certificate of Clearance from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Required Credentials

Applicants must hold a California Multiple Subject or Single Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential.

Be a Full-Time Teacher

Applicants must be employed as a full-time teacher of record at a California-based school — public, private or charter. Full-time teaching for credentialing purposes is defined as a minimum of 4 hours per day for at least 75 percent of a school year.

Student Access

Applicants must have access to English learners as well as GATE and/or students with special needs.

Coach and Placement Form

Applicants must complete the Coach and Placement Information Form.

Multiple Subject Credential

GPA Requirement and Official Transcripts

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution by the time they plan to start coursework at Biola, and should have a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must also submit an official transcript from their previous academic institution.

  • Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • If applying to Biola while still enrolled at another institution, request transcripts of work finished to date and final transcripts upon completion of course of study.
  • Transcripts must be official, that is, mailed directly from the college or university in a sealed envelope or sent electronically. Final approval for admission is contingent on receiving an official transcript.

Send transcripts to:

  • Biola University
    Graduate Admissions
    13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, CA 90639

    OR

    Have transcripts emailed directly from institution. Biola also accepts Parchment and other transcript vendors.
Submit GRE Scores

Submit GRE General test scores (waived if cumulative GPA is 3.5 or above or if Basic Skills Requirement and subject matter competency is met by completion of a state-approved program or passage of all CSET subtests).

Verify Certificate of Clearance

Verify possession of Certificate of Clearance from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Complete subject matter program or pass subtest of CSET

Present letter verifying completion of a state-approved subject matter program or evidence of passing at least one subtest of the CSET.

Meet Basic Skills Requirement (or attempt CBEST)

Attempt the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) or have satisfied the Basic Skills Requirement (BSR).

Fieldwork in California

Applicants must have the ability to complete fieldwork in California (for credential portion of program).

Personalized

GPA Requirement and Official Transcripts

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution by the time they plan to start coursework at Biola, and should have a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must also submit an official transcript from their previous academic institution.

  • Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • If applying to Biola while still enrolled at another institution, request transcripts of work finished to date and final transcripts upon completion of course of study.
  • Transcripts must be official, that is, mailed directly from the college or university in a sealed envelope or sent electronically. Final approval for admission is contingent on receiving an official transcript.

Send transcripts to:

  • Biola University
    Graduate Admissions
    13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, CA 90639

    OR

    Have transcripts emailed directly from institution. Biola also accepts Parchment and other transcript vendors.
Submit GRE Scores

Submit GRE General test scores (waived if cumulative GPA is 3.5 or above or if Basic Skills Requirement and subject matter competency is met by completion of a state-approved program or passage of all CSET subtests).

Additional Requirements

Please note you may need to meet additional requirements depending on how you configure your personalized concentration.

Contact your graduate admissions counselor for more information.

Single Subject Credential

GPA Requirement and Official Transcripts

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution by the time they plan to start coursework at Biola, and should have a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must also submit an official transcript from their previous academic institution.

  • Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • If applying to Biola while still enrolled at another institution, request transcripts of work finished to date and final transcripts upon completion of course of study.
  • Transcripts must be official, that is, mailed directly from the college or university in a sealed envelope or sent electronically. Final approval for admission is contingent on receiving an official transcript.

Send transcripts to:

  • Biola University
    Graduate Admissions
    13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, CA 90639

    OR

    Have transcripts emailed directly from institution. Biola also accepts Parchment and other transcript vendors.
Submit GRE Scores

Submit GRE General test scores (waived if cumulative GPA is 3.5 or above or if Basic Skills Requirement and subject matter competency is met by completion of a state-approved program or passage of all CSET subtests).

Verify Certificate of Clearance

Verify possession of Certificate of Clearance from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Complete subject matter program or pass subtest of CSET

Present letter verifying completion of a state-approved subject matter program or evidence of passing at least one subtest of the CSET.

Meet Basic Skills Requirement (or attempt CBEST)

Attempt the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) or have satisfied the Basic Skills Requirement (BSR).

Fieldwork in California

Applicants must have the ability to complete fieldwork in California (for credential portion of program).

Special Education

GPA Requirement and Official Transcripts

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution by the time they plan to start coursework at Biola, and should have a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must also submit an official transcript from their previous academic institution.

  • Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • If applying to Biola while still enrolled at another institution, request transcripts of work finished to date and final transcripts upon completion of course of study.
  • Transcripts must be official, that is, mailed directly from the college or university in a sealed envelope or sent electronically. Final approval for admission is contingent on receiving an official transcript.

Send transcripts to:

  • Biola University
    Graduate Admissions
    13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, CA 90639

    OR

    Have transcripts emailed directly from institution. Biola also accepts Parchment and other transcript vendors.
Submit GRE Scores

Submit GRE General test scores (waived if cumulative GPA is 3.5 or above or if Basic Skills Requirement and subject matter competency is met by completion of a state-approved program or passage of all CSET subtests).

Verify Certificate of Clearance

For for California residents who do not hold a valid credential — Verify possession of Certificate of Clearance from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Fieldwork Eligibility

For non-California residents — Provide proof of eligibility to complete fieldwork in non-California classroom.

Special Education (Mild/Moderate) Credential

GPA Requirement and Official Transcripts

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution by the time they plan to start coursework at Biola, and should have a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must also submit an official transcript from their previous academic institution.

  • Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • If applying to Biola while still enrolled at another institution, request transcripts of work finished to date and final transcripts upon completion of course of study.
  • Transcripts must be official, that is, mailed directly from the college or university in a sealed envelope or sent electronically. Final approval for admission is contingent on receiving an official transcript.

Send transcripts to:

  • Biola University
    Graduate Admissions
    13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, CA 90639

    OR

    Have transcripts emailed directly from institution. Biola also accepts Parchment and other transcript vendors.
Submit GRE Scores

Submit GRE General test scores (waived if cumulative GPA is 3.5 or above or if Basic Skills Requirement and subject matter competency is met by completion of a state-approved program or passage of all CSET subtests).

Verify Certificate of Clearance

For for California residents who do not hold a valid credential — Verify possession of Certificate of Clearance from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Complete subject matter program or pass subtest of CSET in core academic subject area

Present letter verifying completion of a state-approved subject matter program or evidence of passing at least one subtest of the CSET in a core academic subject area (English, economics, reading/language arts, mathematics, multiple subjects, history, science, art, geography, civics/government and foreign language).

Meet Basic Skills Requirement (or attempt CBEST)

Attempt the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) or have satisfied the Basic Skills Requirement (BSR).

Fieldwork in California

Applicants must have the ability to complete fieldwork in California (for credential portion of program).

Master of Science Programs

Master of Science in Curriculum, Instruction and Publication

GPA Requirement and Official Transcripts

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution by the time they plan to start coursework at Biola, and should have a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must also submit an official transcript from their previous academic institution.

  • Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • If applying to Biola while still enrolled at another institution, request transcripts of work finished to date and final transcripts upon completion of course of study.
  • Transcripts must be official, that is, mailed directly from the college or university in a sealed envelope or sent electronically. Final approval for admission is contingent on receiving an official transcript.

Send transcripts to:

  • Biola University
    Graduate Admissions
    13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, CA 90639

    OR

    Have transcripts emailed directly from institution. Biola also accepts Parchment and other transcript vendors.
Submit GRE Scores

Submit GRE General test scores (waived if cumulative GPA is 3.5 or above or if Basic Skills Requirement and subject matter competency is met by completion of a state-approved program or passage of all CSET subtests).

Master of Science in Special Education

GPA Requirement and Official Transcripts

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution by the time they plan to start coursework at Biola, and should have a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must also submit an official transcript from their previous academic institution.

  • Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • If applying to Biola while still enrolled at another institution, request transcripts of work finished to date and final transcripts upon completion of course of study.
  • Transcripts must be official, that is, mailed directly from the college or university in a sealed envelope or sent electronically. Final approval for admission is contingent on receiving an official transcript.

Send transcripts to:

  • Biola University
    Graduate Admissions
    13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, CA 90639

    OR

    Have transcripts emailed directly from institution. Biola also accepts Parchment and other transcript vendors.
Submit GRE Scores

Submit GRE General test scores (waived if cumulative GPA is 3.5 or above or if Basic Skills Requirement and subject matter competency is met by completion of a state-approved program or passage of all CSET subtests).

Verify Certificate of Clearance

For California residents who do not hold a valid credential — Verify possession of Certificate of Clearance from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Fieldwork Eligibility (outside of California)

For non-California residents — Provide proof of eligibility to complete fieldwork in non-California classroom.

Credentials

Induction/Clear Credential

GPA Requirement and Official Transcripts

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution by the time they plan to start coursework at Biola, and should have a cumulative 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must also submit an official transcript from their previous academic institution.

  • Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • If applying to Biola while still enrolled at another institution, request transcripts of work finished to date and final transcripts upon completion of course of study.
  • Transcripts must be official, that is, mailed directly from the college or university in a sealed envelope or sent electronically. Final approval for admission is contingent on receiving an official transcript.

Send transcripts to:

  • Biola University
    Graduate Admissions
    13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, CA 90639

    OR

    Have transcripts emailed directly from institution. Biola also accepts Parchment and other transcript vendors.
Verify Certificate of Clearance

If an active California credential is not held — Verify possession of Certificate of Clearance from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Required Credentials

Applicants must hold a California Multiple Subject or Single Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential.

Be a Full-Time Teacher

Applicants must be employed as a full-time teacher of record at a California-based school — public, private, or charter. Full-time teaching for credentialing purposes is defined as a minimum of 4 hours per day for at least 75 percent of a school year.

Student Access

Applicants must have access to English learners as well as GATE and/or special needs students.

Coach and Placement Form

Applicants must complete the Coach and Placement Information Form.

Multiple Subject (Elementary) Credential

GPA Requirement and Official Transcripts

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution by the time they plan to start coursework at Biola, and should have a cumulative 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must also submit an official transcript from their previous academic institution.

  • Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • If applying to Biola while still enrolled at another institution, request transcripts of work finished to date and final transcripts upon completion of course of study.
  • Transcripts must be official, that is, mailed directly from the college or university in a sealed envelope or sent electronically. Final approval for admission is contingent on receiving an official transcript.

Send transcripts to:

  • Biola University
    Graduate Admissions
    13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, CA 90639

    OR

    Have transcripts emailed directly from institution. Biola also accepts Parchment and other transcript vendors.
Verify Certificate of Clearance

Verify possession of Certificate of Clearance from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Complete subject matter program or pass subtest of CSET

Present letter verifying completion of a state-approved subject matter program or evidence of passing at least one subtest of the CSET.

Meet Basic Skills Requirement (or attempt CBEST)

Attempt the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) or have satisfied the Basic Skills Requirement (BSR).

Fieldwork in California

Applicants must have the ability to complete fieldwork in California.

Single Subject (Secondary) Credential

GPA Requirement and Official Transcripts

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution by the time they plan to start coursework at Biola, and should have a cumulative 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must also submit an official transcript from their previous academic institution.

  • Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • If applying to Biola while still enrolled at another institution, request transcripts of work finished to date and final transcripts upon completion of course of study.
  • Transcripts must be official, that is, mailed directly from the college or university in a sealed envelope or sent electronically. Final approval for admission is contingent on receiving an official transcript.

Send transcripts to:

  • Biola University
    Graduate Admissions
    13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, CA 90639

    OR

    Have transcripts emailed directly from institution. Biola also accepts Parchment and other transcript vendors.
Verify Certificate of Clearance

Verify possession of Certificate of Clearance from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Complete subject matter program or pass subtest of CSET

Present letter verifying completion of a state-approved subject matter program or evidence of passing at least one subtest of the CSET.

Meet Basic Skills Requirement (or attempt CBEST)

Attempt the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) or have satisfied the Basic Skills Requirement (BSR).

Fieldwork in California

Applicants must have the ability to complete fieldwork in California.

Special Education (Mild/Moderate) Credential

GPA Requirement and Official Transcripts

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution by the time they plan to start coursework at Biola, and should have a cumulative 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must also submit an official transcript from their previous academic institution.

  • Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • If applying to Biola while still enrolled at another institution, request transcripts of work finished to date and final transcripts upon completion of course of study.
  • Transcripts must be official, that is, mailed directly from the college or university in a sealed envelope or sent electronically. Final approval for admission is contingent on receiving an official transcript.

Send transcripts to:

  • Biola University
    Graduate Admissions
    13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, CA 90639

    OR

    Have transcripts emailed directly from institution. Biola also accepts Parchment and other transcript vendors.
Verify Certificate of Clearance

If an active California credential is not held — Verify possession of Certificate of Clearance from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Complete subject matter program or pass subtest of CSET in core academic subject area

If preliminary/clear single subject (in a core subject area) or multiple subject credential is not held — Present letter verifying completion of a state-approved subject matter program or evidence of passing at least one subtest of the CSET in a core academic subject area (English, economics, reading/language arts, mathematics, multiple subjects, history, science, art, geography, civics/government and foreign language).

Meet Basic Skills Requirement (or attempt CBEST)

Attempt the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) or have satisfied the Basic Skills Requirement (BSR).

Fieldwork in California

Applicants must have the ability to complete fieldwork in California.

Permits and Certificates

Child Development Permits

GPA Requirement and Official Transcripts

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution by the time they plan to start coursework at Biola, and should have a cumulative 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must also submit an official transcript from their previous academic institution.

  • Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • If applying to Biola while still enrolled at another institution, request transcripts of work finished to date and final transcripts upon completion of course of study.
  • Transcripts must be official, that is, mailed directly from the college or university in a sealed envelope or sent electronically. Final approval for admission is contingent on receiving an official transcript.

Send transcripts to:

  • Biola University
    Graduate Admissions
    13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, CA 90639

    OR

    Have transcripts emailed directly from institution. Biola also accepts Parchment and other transcript vendors.
Verify Certificate of Clearance

California residents who do not hold a valid credential — Verify possession of Certificate of Clearance from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Fieldwork Eligibility (outside of California)

For non-California residents — Provide proof of eligibility to complete fieldwork in non-California classroom.

Certificate in Curriculum and Instruction (Institution-Sponsored)

GPA Requirement and Official Transcripts

Applicants should hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution by the time they plan to start coursework at Biola, and should have a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must also submit an official transcript from their previous academic institution.

  • Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • If applying to Biola while still enrolled at another institution, request transcripts of work finished to date and final transcripts upon completion of course of study.
  • Transcripts must be official, that is, mailed directly from the college or university in a sealed envelope or sent electronically. Final approval for admission is contingent on receiving an official transcript.

Send transcripts to:

  • Biola University
    Graduate Admissions
    13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, CA 90639

    OR

    Have transcripts emailed directly from institution. Biola also accepts Parchment and other transcript vendors

Certificate in Special Education (Institution-Sponsored)

GPA Requirement and Official Transcripts

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution by the time they plan to start coursework at Biola, and should have a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must also submit an official transcript from their previous academic institution.

  • Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • If applying to Biola while still enrolled at another institution, request transcripts of work finished to date and final transcripts upon completion of course of study.
  • Transcripts must be official, that is, mailed directly from the college or university in a sealed envelope or sent electronically. Final approval for admission is contingent on receiving an official transcript.

Send transcripts to:

  • Biola University
    Graduate Admissions
    13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, CA 90639

    OR

    Have transcripts emailed directly from institution. Biola also accepts Parchment and other transcript vendors
Verify Certificate of Clearance

For California residents if an active California credential is not held — Verify possession of Certificate of Clearance from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Fieldwork Eligibility (outside of California)

For non-California residents — Provide proof of eligibility to complete fieldwork in non-California classroom.