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 [email protected] if you have any questions.

• Bachelor’s Degree completed by Spring 2015
• GPA of 2.8 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 admission requirements for acceptance to California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) and the Charter College of Education (CCOE)
• 12 units of upper-division classes in the desired teaching subject such as math, biology, chemistry, or physics (requirement not applied to special education applicants)

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 [email protected] with questions.


STEP 1: Attend an information session.

STEP 2: Complete the online LAUTR form (available after October 1, 2022).  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 GPA (last 60 semester or 90 quarter units), (ii) professional background, (iii) CBEST and CSET scores (or registered exam 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 (connect your own education and teaching experience to your desire to teach)?
-- What other information would you like us to consider when reviewing your application?

*If you have not yet registered to take the required exams, indicate your plans to do so in the future. 

After submitting the form, please email your resume to [email protected].

LAUTR Online Form due dates for Cohort 6 are as follows:
Early Admissions: December 8, 2022
Regular Admissions: January 12, 2023

Late Admissions: February 16, 2023

Candidates' Showcase & Selection Day Dates:
February 13, February 27, March 6, or March 13, 2023

Mini Lesson Demonstrations:
January 21, January 28, March 4, or March 13, 2023

STEP 3: The recruitment director will guide selected candidates through the official application process to submit an application and supporting documentation, including 2 sets of official transcripts, for the credential program to the Charter College of Education (CCOE). The deadline is early April 2015 (exact date, TBD; test scores must be received by April 15, 2023). See the CCOE Admission Application Checklist for a complete list of the documents required.  Write your CIN number on all documents (if you have previously attended CSULA).

STEP 4: Under the recruitment director's guidance, selected candidates will complete the online CSU application ( All LAUTR candidates will have a campus identification number (CIN) at this time.

Please keep copies of everything you submit!
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