CSU Northridge serves many of the LAUSD local districts as well as sixteen contiguous school districts which are within proximity to the campus. Responding to the critical need for well-prepared teachers in the region, CSUN has developed a two-year Junior option for the current undergraduate students integrated within the Math Credential Program.
For those who have already obtained a bachelor’s degree, CSUN offers a one-year accelerated, full-time program through the ACT (Accelerated Collaborative Teacher) pathway. The University also offers traditional credential programs, including an intern program.
Preparation workshops for both the math and science CBEST exams are offered to prospective single subject credential candidates to ensure passage of the exam, resulting in admission to the credential program. CSET preparation books are distributed to participants in these workshops.
In order to simplify the financial process, CSU Northridge has prepared advisement sessions and has specified the steps needed to ensure that candidates are both aware of and have access to grants, scholarships, and loan cancellation programs that are available to math and science teaching candidates, including the state Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE) and NSF Noyce Scholarships.