Application Procedures


Please follow the instructions below to apply.

Step 1 Graphic Carefully review all program features and details before applying. Program information can be found on the left under "Credential Programs" or "Master's Programs".

Step 2 Graphic Contact the program chair of each program you are interested in to ask any questions you may have about the program or admission requirements.  Credential applicants may want to review the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing web site to review state credentialing requirements.

Step 1 Graphic Requirements for Applying to Dual, Ed. Specialist, Ed. Leadership, Single Subject,  and Multiple Subject Credential Programs,  and ABA, Special Education, Educational Leadership, and Teaching & Learning Master's Programs: 

  • Completed application.
  • Copies of transcripts showing your bachelor's degree (BA or BS) from a regionally accredited university or college and copies of transcripts from all institutions where post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted.
  • Two signed letters of recommendation.
  • Essay question, downloadable in application.
  • Application fee paid with credit card.

Requirements for Applying to Educational Technology, Innovative Learning, Urban Education, Teaching Mathematics and Teaching Science Master's Programs:

  • Completed application.
  • Copies of transcripts showing your bachelor's degree (BA or BS) from a regionally accredited university or college and copies of transcripts from all institutions where post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted.
  • Essay questions, downloadable in application.
  • A resume 
  • Application fee paid with credit card.

Step 1 GraphicAll applications are completed online. The instructions for applying are located on the Admissions Office application link found below. Applicants will want to carefully read the specific instruction found on the admission page. The instructions will greatly assist you as you complete the online application. 


Remember, we are here to assist you. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the GSOE office at (707)638-5986 or


Admissions Procedures/Criteria:

The admissions process for the Graduate School of Education is conducted in accordance with the following steps:

  • Only applicants who have submitted all required material will receive consideration.
  • Application material is reviewed and, if determined eligible, applicants will be invited to speak with a representative of program. Submission of application materials does not guarantee an interview and not all applicants will be interviewed.
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended are required by the admissions office.
  • Applicants are advised of the GSOE Admission's Committee results via the TUC Office of Admissions.
  • An applicant is not officially accepted to Touro University California until they receive an official letter from the TUC Office of Admissions.
Throughout the admissions process, applicants are evaluated on several criteria which include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Academic achievement.
  • Success as a teacher or school employee.
  • Ability to communicate.
  • Ability and potential to contribute to the field of education and their district as a Master Educator. 
  • Professional Attributes 
  • Professional Dispositions

*Additional policies are found in the GSOE Catalog. Found HERE

GSOE Applicant Grievance Policy:
Touro University California makes every effort to ensure the admissions process is conducted in a fair and equitable manner, consistent with state and federal law and with GSOE admissions procedures and criteria. Decisions rendered by the admissions committees are final and may not be appealed unless a candidate believes the admissions decision was the result of a procedural irregularity and/or was not consistent with published procedural or non-discrimination policies. If an applicant wishes to grieve the admission decision, a formal appeal should be submitted, in writing to the dean of the college from which the decision was rendered. This appeal should be submitted within 15 days of the admissions notification. For the GSOE, this is the dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences. Contact information can be found here:

If a applicant is admitted to the Graduate School of Education, within 30 days they must provide OFFICIAL transcripts from the regionally accredited baccalaureate degree granting institution and transcripts from all institutions where post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted.


Transfer Policy

The Graduate School of Education accepts transfer students from other regionally accredited universities and colleges as long as these students are in "good academic standing" and have acceptable reasons(s) for seeking a transfer. Normally six semester credits are accepted for transfer toward program/degree completion. In certain circumstances, additional credits may be accepted for transfer toward program/degree completion upon approval of the Dean of the Graduate School of Education. A minimum of twelve (12) credits and two semesters (not including summer semester) must be completed at Touro University – CA in order to be recommended for a degree or certificate/credential.

Transfer applicants must follow the regular application and admissions procedures with two additional requirements:

  • Official documentation outlining the content of all courses eligible for transfer must be provided by the applicant. Official documentation may be the course description from an institutional catalogue or the official course syllabus.
  • A letter of recommendation from the Dean or Program Director at the institution from which the student is transferring must be provided by the applicant, attesting to the applicant’s academic standing.

A personal interview is required for any student seeking transfer into the Graduate School of Education.

Policy of Non-Discrimination

Touro University California does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, veteran status, or any other status characteristic protected by applicable laws in employment, or in admission, treatment or access to educational programs or activities.

To the extent provided by law, the university will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities which meet the legal standards for documentation, whenever the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform all essential functions of the position and meet the academic program technical standards.

This notice is given pursuant to the requirements of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Clery Act of 1998.  For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.





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