Personal Narrative

On this page: Learn about the Personal Narrative requirement for Preliminary Credential admissions.


Preliminary Credential Admissions Requirements - Personal Narrative

In the Program Materials section of the Cal State Apply application you will be asked to upload a one-page response for each of the following prompts (double spaced preferred):

Multiple Subject Prompts: 

  1. How have your educational background and life experiences prepared you to teach multiple subjects? 
     
  2. We have all had challenges in a work or academic setting. Describe one of these situations and how you responded to it.

Single Subject Prompts: 

  1. How have your educational background and life experiences prepared you to teach the specific discipline/subject for which you will earn a credential and why are you passionate about teaching that subject?
     
  2. We have all had challenges in a work or academic setting. Describe one of these situations and how you responded to it.
 
prompt #1 revised June 2018