Graduate Requirements

All post-baccalaureate and graduate degree-seeking students must submit the following materials for admission to the University:

  • Completed application
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or the equivalent as deemed appropriate by one of the foreign transcript evaluation companies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation (from a current or former employer and former teacher or instructor)
  • Recommended, but not required- submit all sections of the reported scores on standardized entrance examinations, such as the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) and the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
  • Applicants should know that a criminal record may preclude the opportunity to teach in California schools. Therefore, Patten requires that confidential disclosure of all prior offenses be made at the time of application