Prospective students must have the following. Applications will be screened for completion of pre-requisites.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in any subject, completed no later than Fall 2017.
  • A GPA of at least 2.75 (B-) over the last 60 units
  • At least one 3-unit course on child development theory and milestones at a 3.0 (B) or better, such as EDEC 420 Child Development: Family, School, and Community. This must be completed by the end of the Fall semester (or Winter Quarter) preceding enrollment.
  • Acceptable Child Development classes from California community colleges

Students must also have regular access to high-speed internet service and webcam capability.

Applying to the Program

  • As of the Summer 2018 admission cycle, the application process is moving online to Cal State Apply.
  • Please visit our SEIE Admissions page before applying. This page includes:
    • Pointers on how to use the Cal State Apply site
    • Important dates and deadlines
    • Information about Financial Aid
    • Information for international applicants

As this is a new process, please work closely with Beth Warner, Administrative Coordinator,, and with our Admissions Specialist, James Peavler, 707-664-2682,