Before you apply, we request that you attend an information session and review the eligibility requirements below. We suggest you take the required examinations, the CBEST and the CSET in the subject(s) you wish to teach, as soon as possible.

In the meantime, please contact Yvonne Ribas, Recruitment & Placement Director, at if you have any questions.

• Bachelor’s Degree completed by Spring 2014
• GPA of 3.0 or above for the last 60 semester units (90 quarter units)
• Permanent U.S. work authorization
• Not have previously taught as the teacher of record at any K-12 school in the U.S., public or private
• Satisfy the admissions requirements for acceptance to California State University and the Charter College of Education (CCOE)
• 12 units of upper-division classes in math, science, engineering, statistics, or a related field

For the CCOE application, you will also be required to provide:
• Certificate of Clearance issued by the California CTC
• Verification of negative TB test
• Two letters of recommendation
• Please see the complete list of required documentation here

• Passing scores on all three sections of the CBEST
• Demonstrated subject matter competency, either through (i) passing scores on the CSET for the subject(s) you wish to teach, or (ii) having completed an approved Subject Matter Preparation Program (SMPP)

Please contact with questions.


STEP 1: Attend an information session.

STEP 2: Complete the online LAUTR form, which can be found here. We encourage you to submit the form as soon as possible.

You cannot save the form, so we suggest you have the following information before you begin (i) educational background, including estimated GPA, (ii) professional background, (iii) CBEST and CSET scores (or registration for future dates); (iv) contact information for two references, and (v) responses to the following questions (200 word limit for each question): 
-- Describe what you believe are the strengths and challenges of urban schools.
-- How do your values align with the mission and vision of LAUTR?
-- Why do you want to be a teacher in an urban school?
-- What other information would you like us to consider when reviewing your application?

If you have not yet taken the required exams, indicate your plans to do so in the future. After submitting the form, please email the resume you wish to be considered with your application to

Online LAUTR Form Due:
Due dates for the fifth cohort of LAUTR are as follows:

Early Admissions: October 25, 2013
Regular Admissions: January 6, 2014
Late Admissions: February 24, 2014

Selected candidates will be invited to an LAUTR Candidates Showcase & Selection Day, held on a weekday at a high school campus in Los Angeles. More information will be provided to those candidates invited to attend.

Candidates Showcase & Selection Day Dates:

Early Admissions: November 13 or 20, 2013
Regular Admissions: January 22 or 29, 2014
Late Admissions: March 12 or 20, 2014

STEP 3: Anytime after October 1, 2013, complete the online CSU application ( and submit official transcripts for admission as a graduate student. If you are selected for LAUTR, we will transfer your admission to the appropriate quarter. If you have never been a CSU student, you will be assigned a campus identification number (CIN).

STEP 4: Submit an application and supporting documentation for the credentialing program to the Charter College of Education (CCOE) for the Summer 2014 quarter. The deadline is April 2014 (exact date, TBD) but we encourage you to submit it as soon as you have everything ready (except for test scores, which can be submitted as you receive them - by April 15, 2014). See the CCOE checklist for a complete list of the documents required. Write your CIN number (which will be emailed to you after submitting your CSU application) on all documents.

Keep copies of everything you submit!

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