Learn more about meeting the Basic Skills and Subject Matter Competence Requirements and new options for credential candidates.
To discuss your circumstances with an admission counselor, email EducationInfo@whittier.edu.
Summer: May 1
Fall: July 25
Spring: December 15
Supporting documents may be submitted by mail or email.
Attention: Graduate Admissions
13406 Philadelphia Street
P.O. Box 634
Whittier, CA 90608
Departmental faculty will review all applications. Candidates will be notified of their admission decision via email.
Completion of a Certificate of Clearance, which includes the Live Scan fingerprinting process and Department of Justice (DOJ) background check, will be required upon admission into the program. This requirement is not necessary to submit the credential application. However, proof of the Certificate of Clearance will be required prior to enrolling in classes. Instructions to complete this requirement will be provided to admitted students in their admission packet.
International graduate students who wish to apply for the credential program and/or the Master of Arts Degree program should follow the steps below.
The Commission on Teacher Credentialing establishes subject matter preparation requirements. Priority admittance will be given to students who have completed all subject matter requirements and who meet all other requirements for admission to the program. Students should contact the Whittier College Credential Analyst at 562.907.4200 ext. 4443 in order to receive advisement and verification of subject matter requirements. Please indicate how you have met or plan to meet the subject matter requirement.