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Admissions to the Educational Administration Program

Applications for the Fall 2021 cohort now being accepted. 

Applications are reviewed and admissions recommendations made on the 15th of each month and continuing until the program is full or July 15, 2021.


To apply to the Educational Administration Program, candidates must submit a CSUB Admission Application through the CalState Apply website:

*Be sure to select the correct campus (i.e., Bakersfield or Antelope Valley)

Cal State Apply serves as your portal to applying to CSUB and the Educational Administration (EDAD) program. You will be asked in Cal State Apply to provide the following as you apply to the EDAD program. The list is repeated here for your information. 


  1. Copy of valid Prerequisite Teaching Credential from the CTC— (detailed copy)
    For a list of valid Prerequisite Teaching Credentials, see Terms & Definitions on pages 3-4 of the Administrative Services Credential for Individuals Prepared in California—

  2. Verification of five (5) years of experience from current and/or previous employing district/local education agency. Applicants with four (4) years of verified experience will be considered so long as they are fully employed as an educator during the academic year in which they complete the EDAD program.  Thus, these applicants will have the minimum of five (5) years of experience upon completion of the program.  

  3. Two (2) recommendations** from your field administrators using the CSUB EDAD Recommendation Form

    **Recommenders will submit evaluation forms via email

  4. Unfficial transcripts from all prior undergraduate and graduate coursework with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Note that official transcripts must be sent to the CSUB Admissions office per directions provided in Cal State Apply

  5. Evidence of meeting the Basic Skills Requirement (e.g., California Basic Educational Skills Test or CBEST score report).  For a complete list of ways to demonstrate the Basic Skills Requirement, see the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing leaflet CL-667.

  6. Proof of Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) competency by exam (e.g., a writing score of 41 or above on CBEST) or coursework 

  7. Release of Liability

  8. Verification of tuberculosis (TB) screening from a clinic or employer.

  9. Applicants must fill out the Credential Service Request.  In addition, the applicant must pay the non-refundable $30 Credential Services Fee required for all credential programs at CSUB.  This fee can be paid online via myCSUB, upon admission. Directions on how to pay here.

  10. Personal statement responding to the following prompt: Please explain why you want to complete Educational Administration Program? Describe your motivations and relevant leadership experience (in less than two pages).

The above items are to be submitted through the EDAD Submittal Portal. The EDAD Submittal Portal is a secure portal. The portal link is provided in Cal State Apply and may also be accessed by clicking here: EDAD Submittal Portal

CSUB requires that you carry professional liability insurance during your field experience. The cost is $20 for the whole year. Professional liability insurance may be purchased online via myCSUB upon admission. Applicants who are admitted to the EDAD program must purchase this insurance prior to the start of the fall semester. Directions on how to pay here.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Julia Bavier,