Fast Track Program

Students already enrolled in a Westmont program and desiring admission to Westmont’s Credential program should complete the following:

1. Obtain an admissions checklist in the Teacher Credential Program Handbook from the education department.
2. Schedule an interview with a member of the education departmetn. (Waived for Liberal Studies majors.)
3. File an application with the education department during the junior or senior year by February 15.
 
 
 
Formal Admission. Among other considerations, the Teacher Credential Program Admissions Committee will base its decisions on fullfillment of the following requirements:
  • Academic qualifications - 2.75 GPA from a four-year institution, and a passing score on the appropriate CSET (California Subject Examinations for Teachers) exam.
  • Basic Skills Requirement. While this requirement is generally met by passing the CBEST exam, there are a number of other options and a complete listing is available in the CTC correspondence at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl667.pdf
  • Junior standing or above. -- Completion of ED 100 or ED 101, or evidence of 100 contact hours with children or adolescents.