ALTA Program Requirements

Prerequisites

  • Positive Attitude
  • Conferred Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Passing Praxis® Core or CBEST® Scores
  • Passing Praxis® Subject Assessment Scores (secondary only)
  • Attend mandatory ALTA Information Session

Application Requirements

  • Current Resume
  • Transcripts
  • (7) Yrs Work History (no unexplained gaps)
  • (3) Supervisory References
  • Praxis® or CBEST® Score Report

Application Deadlines

Fall –  Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education Cohorts
Application Deadline: May 1
Candidate Notification: Mid-June

Spring – Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education Cohorts
Application Deadline: October 1
Candidate Notification: Mid-November

Late Spring – Special Education Cohort
Application Deadline: January 1
Candidate Notification: Mid-February

Testing Information

All candidates must take and pass all sections of the Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators assessment or the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST®) prior to submitting an application.

Candidates interested in a secondary program must take and pass an additional Praxis® Subject Assessment in their desired area of licensure prior to application.

For more information on testing, please visit the FAQS & Resources page!

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