Complete the Master of Arts in Teaching application
Official transcripts noting completion of undergraduate coursework and proof of bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree from an accredited institution
Official transcripts noting coursework and completion of teaching credential program with a minimum 3.0 GPA in all graduate-level coursework
Proof of completion of a teaching credential program. This can be obtained via the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing website.
Two to four letters of recommendation addressing your success or potential success in working with children/students in culturally diverse communities. Both letters can be from a professional reference.
Statement of Purpose addressing your goals and commitments to teaching, qualifications, and why you are seeking admission into the program
$60 Application Fee—waiving application fees. Please click “received fee waiver” on application
Summer 2022: May 1, 2022
Fall 2022: August 1, 2022
Spring 2023: December 15, 2022
Supporting documents may be submitted via mail or email.
Attention: Graduate Admissions
13406 Philadelphia Street
P.O. Box 634
Whittier, CA 90608
Departmental faculty will review all applications. 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.
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.