Certificates and Credentials

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Certificate and Credential Admissions Requirements


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General Requirements for All Certificate and Credential Programs


It is important to provide all required documents so the Office of Admissions can process your application for admission to Alliant International University. Please check the following list to make sure you have included everything needed for admission:

 

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    Completed Online Application

    Prospective students must submit an online application along with a non-refundable $65 application fee.

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    Undergraduate Degree

    Applicants must possess at least a Bachelor's degree or higher from an institution of higher education that is regionally accredited in the U.S. (or its international equivalent).

    Please note that applicants who want to earn a Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credential in school counseling or school psychology must hold a Master’s Degree. For more specific details, please review the entry criteria for your desired program in the Program-Specific Requirements section below.

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Program-Specific Requirements


The University’s admissions criteria vary from program to program and are designed to measure the qualities and capabilities required of a professional in the field to which the student is applying as reflected in an applicant’s academic ability, academic preparation, and other personal and non-academic factors.

 

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Entry Requirements by Program

  • California School of Education

    Certificate in CLAD/CTEL

    • Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or GPA Exemption Statement)

      • Official transcripts
         

    • Candidates must possess a valid California teaching credential, Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential with a Special Class Authorization, School Nurse Services Credential with a Special Teaching Authorization in Health, Children’s Center Permit (excluding emergency), or Child Development Permit (excluding Assistant and Associate Permit) that authorizes the holder to provide instruction to pupils in preschool, grades K–12, or classes primarily organized for adults. Candidates who hold an out of state (non-California) teaching credential must provide proof of teaching credential/certificate/license with either an official transcript or official copy of credential/certificate/license.
       

    • Please note: the following list of requirements must be met before Alliant will issue CLAD/CTEL certification but are not requirements at the time of admission:

      • Official documentation verifying the California Basic Skills requirement has been met.
      • The Alliant CLAD/CTEL program will recommend candidates based upon a combination of Alliant coursework and successful passing of subsets of the CTEL exam. Students must provide documentation verifying passing scores of CTEL subset exam(s) to waive Alliant’s course work. Alliant CLAD/CTEL program does not accept transfer credit from any CLAD/CTEL courses taken at other institutions.

     

    Certificate in Autism

    • Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or GPA Exemption Statement)

    • Official or unofficial transcripts

    • Proof of mild/moderate California teaching credential

     

    PPS Credential in School Counseling

    • Master’s degree in a related field from a regionally accredited institution

      • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts

    • Two letters of recommendation

    • Resume

    • Interview with program director or faculty

     

    PPS Credential in School Psychology

    • Completed online application (fee: $65)

    • Master’s degree in a related field from a regionally accredited institution 

      • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts showing a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or GPA Exemption Petition

    • Two letters of recommendation

    • Resume

    • Interview with program director or faculty

    • Passing CBEST score or CCTC-approved alternative documentation that fulfills basic skills requirement

     

  • California School of Forensic Studies

    Fundamentals of Police Psychology with Assessment

    Fundamentals of Correctional Psychology with Assessment

    • To enroll in either of these certificates, students must provide one of the following:

    • Official transcript showing enrollment in or graduate of a doctoral psychology program

    • Psychology license number

     

    Advanced Placement Certificates – Continuing Education (CE) Credit

    To obtain CE credit, applicants must have a valid license to practice as a mental health professional and should verify that their state of licensure accepts CE credit sponsored by the American Psychological Association (APA).

     

  • California School of Business and Management

    Certificate in Financial Management

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution

    • Unofficial transcript from bachelor’s degree or higher granting institution

     

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Essay Prompts by Program

  • California School of Education

    PPS Credential in School Counseling

    In a comprehensive 2-4 page (double-spaced) essay please address the following:

    • A brief autobiographical statement; professional aspirations; any professional organizations to which you belong; honors, activities, and other accomplishments; any experience in the field to which you are applying, which may include any experience in K-12 settings or higher education, teaching, or working with children and adolescents.

     

    PPS Credential in School Psychology

    In a comprehensive 2-4 page (double-spaced) essay please address the following:

    • A brief autobiographical statement; professional aspirations; any professional organizations to which you belong; honors, activities, and other accomplishments; any experience in the field to which you are applying, which may include any experience in K-12 settings or higher education, teaching, or working with children and adolescents.

     

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