The California School of Education is focused on admitting the best candidates for our programs to meet the demanding needs of schools and educators working with youths and adults.

When to Apply – Rolling Admissions

Admission is granted on a rolling admissions basis. Qualified applicants will continue to be accepted into a program, provided that space remains available.

Advantages of Applying Early

We encourage prospective students to apply as early as possible to achieve the following:

  1. Secure program position and desired start date
  2. Receive full consideration for all possible scholarships and financial aid opportunities
  3. Make sure all required testing may be completed in time

Available entry terms vary by program. International applicants and intern teaching candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Admission Terms by Program

New students are admitted for the following terms:

8-Week Terms: January, March, May, July, September & October

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders Added Authorization Certificate
  • Child Development BA
  • CTEL/CLAD Certificate: California Teachers of English Learners (CTEL) and Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD)
  • Educational Leadership and Management EdD
  • School Neuropsychology (Post-graduate Certificate)
  • Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential-only program in School Counseling
  • Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential-only program in School Psychology
  • School Counseling (MAEd) with Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential
  • School Psychology (MAEd) with Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential
  • Teaching Credential Programs
  • TESOL: Certificate Program & MA

Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

  • Educational Psychology PsyD

Please review Alliant’s academic calendar for term start dates.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Please review undergraduate admission requirements here.

Graduate Admission Requirements

  • Alliant International University application
  • Interview with the program director or faculty (interviews may be completed face-to-face or via phone or Internet)
  • Two letters of recommendation (from supervisors, academic instructors, volunteer coordinators or other professional and/or academic relationships)
  • Resume (required only for all doctorate and all educational psychology programs)
  • Personal essay
    • 2-4 pages for master’s and teaching credential candidates
    • 6-7 pages for doctoral candidates
    • Essay should include 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.
  • Official transcript(s) from all regionally-accredited colleges and universities attended (degrees in progress are acceptable) with a minimum cumulative GPA of:
  • 2.5 (undergraduate) for master’s and credential programs (except for MAE in School Psychology program)
  • 3.0 (graduate) for doctoral programs and all School Psychology programs
  • California Basic Educational Skills Test™ (CBEST®) (required only for Preliminary
    teacher credentialing programs)
  • $65 application fee (not required for the Accelerated Autism Spectrum Disorders Authorization Weekend Workshop program)

Additional Graduate Admission Requirements

Final Admissions Decision

Upon receipt and review of all documentation and completion of the interview, candidates will be considered for final admission. Final admissions decision will be made by the admissions committee. You may track the status of your application online using the same username and password you set when submitting your online application.

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