Licensure Disclosures

This page contains information related to programs at National University designed to prepare students for the attainment of a professional license or certification and its determination as to where and whether those programs meet educational prerequisites for professional licensure or certification.

Potential Changes in Requirements

Students should be aware that requirements for professional licensure can vary drasticalmaly by state, and these requirements can change frequently and often without notice. While a program may originally meet the educational requirements for licensure, changes in requirements could impact the program’s ability to meet any new educational requirements. Students should always check with their state licensure board to confirm licensure requirements.

Important Note for Students Relocating After Program

Prospective and current students should keep in mind that relocating to another state after the program could impact their ability to meet the licensure or certification requirements of the relocating state. Students who wish to take a program of the state they are relocating to must first get special approval.

Ground Programs

California

The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Development With an Inspired Teaching and Learning Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Program is currently operating using California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) guidelines that allow a recommendation for California credentials only.

A determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other state.

This program is designed for candidates who want to ensure their students experience social emotional thriving, meaningful academic achievement, and equitable and inclusive learning communities. The program and courses meet the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) requirements for a Preliminary Multiple Subject teaching credential. Candidates are required to successfully complete foundation courses, multiple subject credential method courses, and a clinical practice path (student teaching or internship).

Students need to satisfy/pass the Basic Skills Requirement (e.g., CBEST) and Subject Matter Competency Requirement (e.g., CSET) early (prior to Credential Area Methods coursework) into their programs to avoid interruptions to program progress and/or financial aid arrangements.

Candidates who ALREADY HOLD a Preliminary Multiple or Single Subjects Teaching Credential and desire an advanced degree should enroll in the Master of Arts in Education Program

To receive the Preliminary Multiple Subject credential, candidates are required to successfully complete all coursework, including clinical practice; fingerprint clearance on CTC website; Subject Matter Competency in Multiple Subjects; U.S. Constitution; California Basic Educational Skills; RICA; passage of Cal TPA Cycle 1 and Cycle 2; Adult, Child, and Infant CPR; 3.0 GPA in credential coursework; zero account balance; and a conferred Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Development degree.

All candidates must begin their programs in California.

The Bachelor of Arts in English With Single Subject Matter Preparation and ITL Single Subject Credential Program is currently operating using California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) guidelines that allow a recommendation for California credentials only.

A determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other state.

Completion of the English requirements also satisfies the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) requirements for subject matter preparation in English; students who complete the English requirements will not be required to take the CSET exam. This program also prepares teacher candidates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required for entry into California’s teaching profession as an English teacher. It is designed for teacher candidates who will be dedicated to inspiring all K-12 learners by ensuring for them: social emotional thriving, meaningful academic achievement, and equitable and inclusive learning communities. The Education courses meet the CTC requirements for a Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential.

To avoid interruptions to program progress and/or financial aid arrangements, students need to satisfy/pass the Basic Skills Requirement (e.g., CBEST) and Subject Matter Competency Requirement (e.g., CSET) prior to starting the single credential area method courses.

To receive the Preliminary Single Subject credential, candidates are required to successfully complete all coursework, including clinical practice; fingerprint clearance on CTC website; U.S. Constitution; California Basic Educational Skills; passage of Cal TPA Cycle 1 and Cycle 2; Adult, Child, and Infant CPR; 3.0 GPA in credential coursework; zero account balance; and a conferred Bachelor of Arts in English degree.

All candidates must begin their programs in California.

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies With an Inspired Teaching and Learning Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Program is currently operating using California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) guidelines that allow a recommendation for California credentials only.

A determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other state.

To receive the Preliminary Multiple Subject credential, candidates are required to successfully complete all coursework, including clinical practice; fingerprint clearance on CTC website; Subject Matter Competency in Multiple Subjects; U.S. Constitution; California Basic Educational Skills; RICA; passage of Cal TPA Cycle 1 and Cycle 2; Adult, Child, and Infant CPR; 3.0 GPA in credential coursework; zero account balance; and a conferred Bachelor of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies degree.

All candidates must begin their programs in California.

The Bachelor of Arts in Social Science With an Inspired Teaching and Learning Preliminary Single Subject Credential Program is currently operating using California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) guidelines that allow a recommendation for California credentials only.

A determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other state.

This program prepares teacher candidates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required for entry into California’s teaching profession as a social science and history teacher. It is designed for teacher candidates who will be dedicated to inspiring all Pre-K-12 learners by ensuring for them: social emotional thriving, meaningful academic achievement, and equitable and inclusive learning communities.

Students need to satisfy/pass the Basic Skills Requirement (e.g., CBEST) and Subject Matter Competency Requirement (e.g., CSET) early (prior to Credential Area Methods coursework) into their programs to avoid interruptions to program progress and/or financial aid arrangements.

Candidates who ALREADY HOLD a Preliminary Multiple or Single Subjects Teaching Credential and desire an advanced degree should enroll in the Master of Arts in Education Program

To receive the Preliminary Single Subject credential, candidates are required to successfully complete all coursework, including clinical practice; fingerprint clearance on CTC website; U.S. Constitution; California Basic Educational Skills; Subject Matter Competency in Social Science; passage of Cal TPA Cycle 1 and Cycle 2; Adult, Child, and Infant CPR; 3.0 GPA in credential coursework; zero account balance; and a conferred Bachelor of Arts in Social Science degree.

All candidates must begin their programs in California.

The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish With Optional Inspired Teaching and Learning Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential Program is currently operating guidelines that allow a recommendation for California credentials only.

A determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other state.

Each student has the option of choosing to complete seven courses of upper division electives or pursuing an Inspired Teaching and Learning Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential.

All candidates must begin their programs in California.

To receive the Preliminary Single Subject credential, candidates are required to successfully complete all coursework, including clinical practice; fingerprint clearance on CTC website; U.S. Constitution; California Basic Educational Skills; Subject Matter Competency in Spanish; passage of Cal TPA Cycle 1 and Cycle 2; Adult, Child and, Infant CPR; 3.0 GPA in credential coursework; zero account balance; and a conferred Bachelor of Arts in Spanish degree.

Students need to satisfy/pass the Basic Skills Requirement (e.g., CBEST) and Subject Matter Competency Requirement (e.g., CSET) early (prior to Credential Area Methods coursework) into their programs to avoid interruptions to program progress and/or financial aid arrangements.

Candidates who ALREADY HOLD a Preliminary Multiple or Single Subjects Teaching Credential and desire an advanced degree should enroll in the Master of Arts in Education Program

The Bachelor of Science in Accountancy program is currently only in alignment with the educational requirements put forth by the California Board of Accountancy for becoming CPA certified.

A determination has not been made as to whether the Bachelor of Science in Accountancy program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other state.

However, in order to become a California CPA, or receive either a CMA or CIA certification, students may have to complete extra credits, should have the necessary work experience, should take an exam review course, and will need to pass the appropriate examination. Please see the links above for more information.

The Bachelor of Science in Financial Management at National University is a general financial management program. Designed for financial management in a company such as banking, insurance, financial management, risk management, real estate, or general areas.

This program does not intend to prepare students for Certified Financial Planner Certificate, Chartered Financial Analyst Certificate, Insurance License, and/or any other Financial Certification.

As the role of financial managers has changed with the advance of technology, so have the expectations of the role. This program provides not only a broad perspective of the global economic and financial environment, but also training in the latest advancements to produce financial reports, direct investment activities, and develop strategies and plans for long-term financial goals. Rather than just monitoring a company’s finances, you’ll get hands-on training in data analysis and learn ways to advise senior managers on how to maximize profits. You’ll learn to understand the financial objectives of your organization and to apply quantitative, qualitative, and problem-solving skills in order to achieve those objectives. The program also explores the range of tax laws and regulations that affect the business world.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is currently approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the master’s degree program in nursing, and the post-graduate APRN certificate programs at National University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

This is an on-site program and has a California residency requirement, this program meets all requirements for California licensure.

A determination has not been made as to whether the Program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other State. Students who wish to receive licensure in other States must pass the NCLEX-RN exam and understand any additional requirements for that State.

Before participating in clinical practice, students must submit proof of a health clearance that complies with the health facility’s requirements for immunizations and health screening tests. In addition, before engaging in clinical practice at health facilities, students will be required to obtain professional liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 per occurrence/ $3,000,000 aggregate. Continued liability coverage as well as current health clearance, clear background check and drug screen, and immunity status is required throughout the program. Failure to maintain health clearance and a clear background check during the nursing program may result in dismissal from the nursing program, and possibly denial of the BRN to allow the student to take the RN licensure exam.

The Department of Nursing requires that students who participate in fieldwork in healthcare facilities maintain current health insurance coverage and Cardio- Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate from the American Heart Association (BLS-Basic Life Support for healthcare Providers plus AED certification). The student is responsible to determine if his/her personal health insurance coverage includes provisions for emergency room visits in the event of a needle stick or other high-risk exposure in the clinical setting, as well as the costs of anti-HIV drugs if the physician determines the medications are warranted. If a student is out of the program for 5 months or more, they must re-do the drug screen and background check.

Students are responsible to meet all requirements established by clinical facilities. If a student’s background check changes such that he/she has a flag on the report at any time during the program, the student will be dismissed from the nursing program if a clinical placement for his/her clinical course(s) cannot be obtained.

The following are minimum mental and physical qualifications for admission of applicants to a professional nursing program. All students must demonstrate and maintain their ability to perform the following functions with or without reasonable accommodations throughout their coursework and clinical placements:

  • Frequently work in a standing position and frequent walking.
  • Lift and transfer patients up to 6 inches from a stooped position, then push or pull the weight up to 3 feet.
  • Lift and transfer patients from a stooped to an upright position to accomplish bed-to-chair and chair-to-bed transfers.
  • Physically apply up to 10 pounds of pressure to bleeding sites or in performing CPR.
  • Respond and react immediately to auditory instructions/requests, monitor equipment and perform auditory auscultation without auditory impediments.
  • Physically perform a twelve-hour clinical laboratory experience.
  • Perform close and distance visual activities (may use glasses) involving objects, persons, and paperwork, as well as discriminate depth and color perception.
  • Discriminate between sharp/dull and hot/cold when using hands.
  • Perform mathematical calculations for medication preparation and administration.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar, vocabulary, and wording.
  • Make appropriate and timely decisions under stressful situations

Students seeking an RN license must apply to the Board of Registered Nursing for such a license. It is the student’s responsibility to keep current on the laws pertaining to the practice of registered nursing, as these laws are subject to change.

The LVN to RN 30 -45 unit certificate program is currently approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the master’s degree program in nursing, and the post-graduate APRN certificate programs at National University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

This program is for California students.

A determination has not been made as to whether the Program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other State.

Students who wish to become licensed must take professional licensure exam (NCLEX) by applying to the State Board of Nursing to earn a state license to practice as a registered nurse (RN). Please see appropriate organization for more information.

All prospective students must take the CLEP English Composition Exam and request to have the exam score sent to National University. Students will be required to obtain a score of 50 on the exam, which assesses writing skills taught in the first year college composition courses.

Before participating in clinical practice, students must submit proof of a health clearance that complies with the health facility’s requirements for immunizations and health screening tests. In addition, before engaging in clinical practice at health facilities, students will be required to obtain professional liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 per occurrence/ $3,000,000 aggregate. Continued liability coverage as well as current health clearance, clear background check and drug screen, and immunity coverage is required throughout the program. Failure to maintain health clearance and a clear background check during the nursing program may result in dismissal from the nursing program, and possibly refusal of the BRN to allow the student to take the RN licensure exam.

Students must possess a social security number to disclose to the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) at the time of Application for Licensure by Examination. The Department of Nursing requires that students who participate in fieldwork in healthcare facilities maintain current health insurance coverage and Cardio- Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate from the American Heart Association (BLS-Basic Life Support for healthcare Providers plus AED certification). The student is responsible to determine if his/her personal health insurance coverage includes provisions for emergency room visits in the event of a needle stick or other high-risk exposure in the clinical setting, as well as the costs of anti-HIV drugs if the physician determines the medications are warranted. If a student is out of the program for 5 months or more, they must re-do the drug screen and background check.

Students are responsible to meet all requirements established by clinical facilities. If a student’s background check changes such that he/she has a flag on the report at any time during the program, the student will be dismissed from the nursing program if a clinical placement for his/her clinical course(s) cannot be obtained.

The following are minimum mental and physical qualifications for admission of applicants to a professional nursing program. All students must demonstrate and maintain their ability to perform the following functions with or without reasonable accommodations throughout their coursework and clinical placements:

  • Frequently work in a standing position and frequent walking.
  • Lift and transfer patients up to 6 inches from a stooped position, then push or pull the weight up to 3 feet.
  • Lift and transfer patients from a stooped to an upright position to accomplish bed-to-chair and chair-to-bed transfers.
  • Physically apply up to 10 pounds of pressure to bleeding sites or in performing CPR.
  • Respond and react immediately to auditory instructions/requests, monitor equipment and perform auditory auscultation without auditory impediments.
  • Physically perform a twelve-hour clinical laboratory experience.
  • Perform close and distance visual activities (may use glasses) involving objects, persons, and paperwork, as well as discriminate depth and color perception.
  • Discriminate between sharp/dull and hot/cold when using hands.
  • Perform mathematical calculations for medication preparation and administration.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar, vocabulary, and wording.
  • Make appropriate and timely decisions under stressful situations

Students seeking an RN license must apply to the Board of Registered Nursing for such a license. It is the student’s responsibility to keep current on the laws pertaining to the practice of registered nursing, as these laws are subject to change.

The Clear Administrative Services Credential Induction Program is currently only in alignment with the educational requirements put forth by the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSEL).

A determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other state.

Currently, National University Clear Administrative Services Credential Induction Program only aligns with the educational/coursework requirements set by the California Commission for Teacher Credentialing (CTC). National University has made no determination on the effectiveness for other states to accept this credential.

To receive a Clear Administrative Services credential, candidates must complete all courses and fulfill the following requirements within seven years: Possession of valid Preliminary Administrative Services Credential, verification of two years Administrative Services experience while holding a valid Preliminary Administrative Services Credential, and zero account balance.

The Early Childhood Special Education Add-on Authorization Program is currently operating using guidelines that allow a recommendation for California credentials only.
A determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other state.

The ECSE Add-on Authorization authorizes the holder to provide special education services in the area of mild/moderate and moderate/severe disabilities, as well as traumatic brain injury for students ages birth to Pre-K, as determined by the local level special education assessment.

Completion of the Add-on Authorization extends special education teaching authorization from birth to Pre-K. It may also be added to Clear Credentials in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, Physical Impairments, and Visual Impairments. In addition, persons with Learning Handicapped or Severely Handicapped credentials may add this Add-on Authorization. It is expected that the candidate has experience in and access to early childhood special education programs serving young children with disabilities, ages birth to five, during the program.

To receive the Early Childhood Special Education Add-on Authorization, candidates are required to successfully complete all coursework, including field experiences, possess a valid prerequisite Preliminary or Clear Education Specialist credential, 3.0 GPA, zero account balance, and pass the ECSE Program Exit Exam.

All candidates must begin their programs in California.

The EMT Certificate program is currently operating using guidelines only that align with educational standards set forth by NREMT, Title 22, and San Diego County Department of Public Health. Students who wish to become licensed EMTs in San Diego must complete the program and pass the NREMT Certification, then apply to the San Diego County EMS Agency. All licensing is handled by the County upon which a student wishes to work.

This program meets the educational requirements for licensure in California. Other States may require a bridge certification. Please see the county upon which you intend to practice for more information.

All students are encouraged to apply; however, due to the nature of this program, it is important to note that you will be in proximity to individuals who have infectious diseases. In addition, students must pass both a medical exam and physical exam. Students will be required to take part in ride-along programs in which they will be asked to follow guidelines of the ambulance company. These guidelines may include the regulation of facial hair, jewelry, and/or visible tattoos.

Students must also attest to any felony convictions, including all juvenile offences. This does not mean disqualification from the program; however, it may hinder your ability to obtain licensure.

The Master of Accountancy program is currently only in alignment with the educational requirements put forth by the California Board of Accountancy for becoming CPA certified.

A determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other state.

However, in order to become a California CPA, or receive either a CMA or CIA certification, students may have to complete extra credits, have the necessary work experience, and pass the appropriate examination. Please see the links above for more information.

The Master of Education in Inspired Teaching and Learning With a Preliminary Multiple or Single Subject Teaching Credential and Intern Option Program is currently operating using California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) requirements for a Preliminary Multiple or Single Subjects teaching credential and meets requirements for a master’s degree guidelines that allow a recommendation for California credentials only.

A determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other state.

The Master of Education in Inspired Teaching and Learning With a Multiple or Single Subject Teaching Credential and Internship Option is designed for candidates dedicated to inspiring all K-12 learners by ensuring social emotional thriving, meaningful academic achievement, and equitable and inclusive learning communities.

Courses meet the new California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) Program Standards, including the new 45 Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs), composing the TPEs six domains and Teaching Performance Assessments (TPA) associated with the revised 2.0 CalTPA model. Students in this degree complete a three-course area of M.Ed. specialization in English Language Learner Education.

Students need to satisfy/pass the Basic Skills Requirement (e.g., CBEST) and Subject Matter Competency Requirement (e.g., CSET) early (prior to Credential Area Methods coursework) into their programs to avoid interruptions to program progress and/or financial aid arrangements.

Candidates who ALREADY HOLD a Preliminary Multiple or Single Subjects Teaching Credential and desire an advanced degree should enroll in the Master of Arts in Education Program

To receive the Preliminary Multiple or Single Subject credential, candidates are required to successfully complete all coursework, including clinical practice; fingerprint clearance on CTC website; Subject Matter Competency; U.S. Constitution; California Basic Educational Skills; RICA (for Multiple Subject candidates); passage of Cal TPA Cycle 1 and Cycle 2; Adult, Child, and Infant CPR; 3.0 GPA; and zero account balance.

All candidates must begin their programs in California.

The Master of Education in Special Education With a Preliminary Ed Specialist Credential: Mild/Moderate With Internship Option Program is currently operating using California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) guidelines which also allow candidates to obtain a Preliminary Education Specialist Credential: Mild/Moderate Credential with Intern Option (CA) as part of the master’s degree. These recommendations are for California credentials only.

A determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other state.

The Master of Education in Special Education with a Preliminary Education Specialist Credential: Mild/Moderate (M/M) is designed to provide candidates with critical skills needed to teach in inclusive classroom settings within the framework of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) structure.

This program focuses on practical, field-based experience that helps a candidate understand and critically evaluate education practices and provides strategies that can be immediately applied to teaching practices. The Master of Education is ideal for educators looking to move into leadership roles or improve their own instructional strategies.

This program adheres to the CTC Universal Teaching performance Expectations (TPEs) and the TPEs for Credential Authorization for the Mild/Moderate. The TPEs form the backbone of the program and are translated into the Program Learning Outcomes. To receive a Master of Education With a Preliminary Education Specialist Credential: M/M, candidates must complete 18 courses (76.5 quarter units) and must complete at least 54 quarter units of graduate credit in residence at National University.

To receive the Preliminary Education Specialist credential, candidates are required to successfully complete all coursework, including clinical practice; fingerprint clearance on CTC website; Subject Matter Competency in a Core Subject Area; U.S. Constitution; California Basic Educational Skills; RICA; Adult, Child, and Infant CPR; 3.0 GPA; and zero account balance.

All candidates must begin their programs in California.

The Master of Education in Special Education With a Preliminary Ed Specialist Credential: Moderate/Severe With Internship Option Program is currently operating using California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) guidelines which also allow candidates to obtain a Preliminary Education Specialist Credential: Moderate/Severe Credential With Intern Option (CA) as part of the master’s degree. These recommendations are for California credentials only.

A determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other state.

The Master of Education in Special Education With a Preliminary Ed Specialist Credential: Moderate/Severe With Internship Option is designed to provide candidates with critical skills needed to teach in inclusive classroom settings within the framework of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) structure.

This program focuses on practical, field-based experience that helps a candidate understand and critically evaluate education practices and provides strategies that can be immediately applied to teaching practices. The Master of Education is ideal for educators looking to move into leadership roles or improve their own instructional strategies.

This program adheres to the CTC Universal Teaching performance Expectations (TPEs) and the TPEs for Credential Authorization for the Moderate/Severe. The TPEs form the backbone of the program and are translated into the Program Learning Outcomes. To receive a Master of Education With a Preliminary Education Specialist Credential: M/S, candidates must complete 18 courses (76.5 quarter units) and must complete at least 54 quarter units of graduate credit in residence at National University.

To receive the Preliminary Education Specialist credential, candidates are required to successfully complete all coursework, including clinical practice; fingerprint clearance on CTC website; Subject Matter Competency in a Core Subject Area; U.S. Constitution; California Basic Educational Skills; RICA; Adult, Child, and Infant CPR; 3.0 GPA; and zero account balance.

All candidates must begin their programs in California.

The Master of Science in Educational Administration With Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Option Program is currently operating using guidelines that allow for recommendations for California credentials only.

A determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other state.

The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program is designed for professionals who are committed to improving education and want to get to the next level in public school administration.

The Administrative Services Credential authorizes the following services in grades Pre-K-12 and in classes organized primarily for adults: develop, coordinate, and assess instructional programs; evaluate certificated and classified personnel; provide candidates’ discipline, including, but not limited to, suspension and expulsion; provide certificated and classified employees discipline, including, but not limited to, suspension, dismissal, and reinstatement; supervise certificated and classified personnel; manage school site, district, or county-level fiscal services; recruit, employ, and assign certificated and classified personnel; develop, coordinate, and supervise candidate support services, including, but not limited to, extracurricular activities, pupil personnel services, health services, library services, and technology support services.

All candidates must begin their programs in California.

The Master of Science in Educational Counseling With PPSC Credential Option Program is currently operating using guidelines that allow candidates to obtain a recommendation for California credentials only.

A determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other state.

This program is aligned with national standards and prepares candidates for the position of school counselor. Graduates of this program generally seek employment as school counselors in Pre-K-12 schools and employment in an institution of higher education.

Candidates enrolled in the degree and/or credential program are not awarded the master’s degree until they have successfully completed all coursework, the action research project, and the PRAXIS exam. All coursework must be completed prior to the PPSC credential recommendation. Course equivalence will not be granted for life experiences.

All candidates must begin their programs in California.

The Master of Science in School Psychology With PPSP Credential Program is currently operating using guidelines in alignment with the California Commission for Teacher Credentialing (CTC). This recommendation is for California credentials only.

A determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other state.

Candidates enrolled in the degree and credential program are not awarded the master’s degree until they have completed all coursework, including practicum and internship and successful completion of the PRAXIS exam. Course equivalence cannot be granted for life experiences.

Graduates of this program generally seek employment as a school psychologist in Pre-K-12 school districts and must hold a PPSP credential for public school employment.

Students taking courses online are advised that there is a program requirement for students
to meet onsite for 16 Saturdays to engage in experiential, hands-on training for the 4 assessment courses: PED 671-674. No make-up sessions will be available for the Saturday sessions; students absent from a session may be significantly delayed from completing the program. Onsite campuses for these four courses include Los Angeles, Costa Mesa, Rancho Cordova, San Diego, and Fresno.

Candidates who receive a grade lower than a “B” in two or more courses may be evaluated by the faculty and may be required to repeat the course(s) at their own expense before being allowed to continue in the program.

All candidates must begin their programs in California.

The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program is currently operating using guidelines that allow a recommendation for California credentials only.

A determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other state.

The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program is designed for professionals who are committed to improving education and want to get to the next level in public school administration.

The Administrative Services Credential authorizes the following services in grades PreK-12 and in classes organized primarily for adults: develop, coordinate, and assess instructional programs; evaluate certificated and classified personnel; provide candidates’ discipline, including but not limited to suspension and expulsion; provide certificated and classified employees discipline, including but not limited to suspension, dismissal, and reinstatement; supervise certificated and classified personnel; manage school site, district, or county-level fiscal services; recruit, employ, and assign certificated and classified personnel; develop, coordinate, and supervise candidate support services, including but not limited to extracurricular activities, pupil personnel services, health services, library services, and technology support services.

To receive the Preliminary Administrative Services credential, candidates are required to successfully complete all coursework, including field experiences, possess a valid prerequisite credential, verification of five years of teaching and/or services experience, 3.0 GPA, zero account balance, and completion of Cal APA Cycles 1, 2, and 3.

All candidates must begin their programs in California.

The Preliminary Education Specialist Authorization Teaching Credential Program is currently operating using guidelines that allow a recommendation for California credentials only.

A determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other state.

The Preliminary Education Specialist Authorization Teaching Credential is designed to address both the Education Specialist Standards and the program specific standards, including the Teacher Performance Expectations and California Standards for the Teaching Profession.

The Education Specialist Instruction Credential authorizes the holder to conduct Educational Assessments related to students’ access to the academic core curriculum and progress towards meeting instructional academic goals, and to provide instruction and Special Education Support to individuals in the area of specialization listed on the credential in the following settings: resource rooms or services; special education settings; general education settings; special schools; home/hospital settings; state hospitals; development centers; correctional facilities; non-public, non-sectarian schools and agencies; alternative and non-traditional instructional public school settings other than classroom. Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) content is included in the new preliminary Education Specialist Instruction Teaching Credential programs for all specialty areas.

To receive the Preliminary Education Specialist credential, candidates are required to successfully complete all coursework, including clinical practice; fingerprint clearance on CTC website; Subject Matter Competency in a Core Subject Area; U.S. Constitution; California Basic Educational Skills; RICA; Adult, Child, and Infant CPR; 3.0 GPA; and zero account balance.

All candidates must begin their programs in California.

The Pupil Personnel Services Credential School Counseling (PPSC) Program is currently operating using guidelines that allow a recommendation for California credentials only

A determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other state.

This program was developed to authorize the credential holder to serve as an educational counselor in a school setting at any grade level P-12. This credential is valid for a maximum of five years.

In order to receive a PPSC credential, candidates must complete all courses and internship within seven years and fulfill the following requirements:

Successful completion of all coursework, portfolio, practicum, and internship. Successful completion of the ETS National Praxis: The Professional School Counselor (#0421 or #5421) examination in Professional School Counseling (passage score is 146 out of 200). Passage of California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST). Submit written evaluations of performance in internship experiences by Site Supervisor to University Supervisor. Complete Program Evaluation Form-School Counseling. Schedule an exit appointment with credential program specialist for final clearance and credential documents. Have a zero account balance. Students must complete all coursework and have successfully completed the PRAXIS exam before a master’s degree is awarded. All coursework must be completed prior to PPSC credential recommendation.

All candidates must begin their programs in California.

The Pupil Personnel Services Credential School Psychology (PPSP) Program is currently operating using guidelines that allow a recommendation for California credentials only

A determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other state.

Students who have completed an appropriate master’s degree in counseling, social work, or psychology related to education/clinical practice from this or another regionally-accredited institution can work toward a Pupil Personnel Services Credential with a School Psychology Specialization without receiving another master’s degree. Course equivalence cannot be granted for life experiences. No more than three comparable graduate-level courses (13.5 quarter units) can be waived. Courses not eligible for waiver include all assessment courses, practicum, and internship.

To adhere to NASP Standards, waiver of PED 625 (Research in Education) and PED 637 (School Psychology Research) is not automatic. The candidate’s previous research-related coursework in their master’s degree program will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to ensure that the overall quality and equivalence of an MS in School Psychology is being met. If PED 625 and PED 637 courses are waived, the candidate must replace these courses with an elective. Candidates may participate in a paid internship if they are able to secure a position with an employing district/agency that meets the standards of the university internship program. Please note that the majority of internship positions are unpaid.

For more information, contact a Credential Advisor.

The Pupil Personnel Services Credential with School Psychology Specialization authorizes the holder to perform the following duties: provide services that enhance academic performance; design strategies and programs to address problems of adjustment; consult with other educators and parents on issues of social development and behavioral and academic difficulties; conduct psychoeducational assessment for purposes of identifying special needs; provide psychological counseling for individuals, groups, and families; and coordinate intervention strategies for management of individuals and school-wide crises.

To receive a PPS SP credential, candidates must complete all courses and internship within seven years and fulfill the following requirements:

Possession of Master of Science in School Psychology from National University or equivalent. Successful completion of all coursework, practicum, and internship. Successful completion of the ETS National Praxis Exam: School Psychology (#5402) examination in Professional School Counseling (passage score is 132). Passage of California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST). Exit interview with Lead Faculty. Schedule an exit appointment with credential program specialist for final clearance and credential documents. Have a 3.0 GPA and zero account balance. Students must complete all coursework and have successfully completed the PRAXIS exam before a master’s degree is awarded. All coursework must be completed and the master’s degree must be awarded prior to PPS SP credential recommendation.

All candidates must begin their programs in California.

The Pupil Personnel Services Credential School Psychology (PPSP) Program is currently operating using guidelines that allow a recommendation for California credentials only

A determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other state.

Students who have completed an appropriate master’s degree in counseling, social work, or psychology related to education/clinical practice from this or another regionally-accredited institution can work toward a Pupil Personnel Services Credential with a School Psychology Specialization without receiving another master’s degree. Course equivalence cannot be granted for life experiences. No more than three comparable graduate-level courses (13.5 quarter units) can be waived. Courses not eligible for waiver include all assessment courses, practicum, and internship.

To adhere to NASP Standards, waiver of PED 625 (Research in Education) and PED 637 (School Psychology Research) is not automatic. The candidate’s previous research-related coursework in their master’s degree program will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to ensure that the overall quality and equivalence of an MS in School Psychology is being met. If PED 625 and PED 637 courses are waived, the
candidate must replace these courses with an elective. Candidates may participate in a paid internship if they are able to secure a position with an employing district/agency that meets the standards of the university internship program. Please note that the majority of internship positions are unpaid.

For more information, contact a Credential Advisor.

The Pupil Personnel Services Credential with School Psychology Specialization authorizes the holder to perform the following duties: provide services that enhance academic performance; design strategies and programs to address problems of adjustment; consult with other educators and parents on issues of social development and behavioral and academic difficulties; conduct psychoeducational assessment for purposes of identifying special needs; provide psychological counseling for individuals, groups, and families; and coordinate intervention strategies for management of individuals and school-wide crises.

To receive a PPS SP credential, candidates must complete all courses and internship within seven years and fulfill the following requirements:

Possession of Master of Science in School Psychology from National University or equivalent. Successful completion of all coursework, practicum, and internship. Successful completion of the ETS National Praxis Exam: School Psychology (#5402) examination in Professional School Counseling (passage score is 132). Passage of California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST). Exit interview with Lead Faculty. Schedule an exit appointment with credential program specialist for final clearance and credential documents. Have a 3.0 GPA and zero account balance. Students must complete all coursework and have successfully completed the PRAXIS exam before a master’s degree is awarded. All coursework must be completed and the master’s degree must be awarded prior to PPS SP credential recommendation.

All candidates must begin their programs in California.

Nevada

The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Education With Nevada Secondary Licensure Program is currently operating using guidelines that allow for recommendation for Nevada credentials only.

A determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other state.

The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Education With Nevada Secondary Licensure provides a rigorous education that prepares candidates for a career as a teacher of Mathematics at the middle and secondary school levels. The program stresses foundation in mathematics and its application. This program prepares candidates for professional work as single-subject teachers in a changing cultural and economic environment.

Candidates are required to complete all required coursework as well as the PRAXIS I and PRAXIS II to receive a license.

All candidates must begin their programs in Nevada.

The Bachelor of Arts in Special Education With Nevada Licensure Program is currently operating using guidelines for recommendation for Nevada credentials only.

A determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other state.

The Bachelor of Arts in Special Education program provides a broad, rigorous education that prepares candidates for a career as a special education teacher, grades K-12.

Candidates must demonstrate competency with passing scores on PRAXIS I & II examinations.

All candidates must begin their programs in Nevada.

The Master of Education With Nevada Elementary Licensure Program is currently operating using guidelines in alignment with the Nevada Department of Education requirements for an initial teaching license. This recommendation is for Nevada credentials only.

A determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other state.

The Master of Education With Nevada Elementary Licensure is designed for students who are committed to being instructional leaders in the K-8 setting. The program is intended for students who want to obtain an initial teaching license and master’s degree at the same time.

The student teaching courses are required for the initial teaching license. Students must have met subject matter competency prior to student teaching. Elementary and Secondary Education teacher candidates meet subject matter competence by passing the appropriate PRAXIS II examinations.

Candidates must meet all state requirements for the Elementary Education Teaching License to apply to the Nevada Department of Education for licensure. An electronic portfolio is required for the assessment of all teacher licensure candidates. The purpose of the portfolio is for candidates to show how their work in teacher education is linked to their own competency in the InTASC Domains of Professional Competence. The portfolio must be reviewed and approved by a National University faculty member prior to exiting the licensure program.

All candidates must begin their programs in Nevada.

The Master of Education in Secondary Education With Nevada Licensure Program is currently operating using guidelines in alignment with Nevada Department of Education for recommendation for Nevada credentials only.

A determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other state.

The Master of Education in Secondary Education with Nevada Teaching License program is the ideal program for candidates who are committed to becoming instructional leaders in grades 7-12.

All candidates must begin their programs in Nevada.

The Master of Science in Educational Administration With Nevada Endorsement as Administrator of a School Option Program is currently operating using guidelines that allow for recommendation for Nevada credentials only.

A determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other state.

This program is designed for students who are committed to improving education and who are interested in advancing their careers by becoming school site or district administrators. It can be completed with or without a preliminary credential option for those pursuing a career in the nonpublic education sector.

For those interested in pursuing a Nevada endorsement of Administrator of a School, please see Credentialing section in the catalog.

All candidates must begin their programs in Nevada.

The Master of Science in Educational Administration With Nevada Endorsement as Administrator of a School Option Program is currently operating using guidelines that allow for recommendation for Nevada credentials only.

A determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other state.

This program is designed for students who are committed to improving education and who are interested in advancing their careers by becoming school site or district administrators. It can be completed with or without a preliminary credential option for those pursuing a career in the nonpublic education sector.

For those interested in pursuing a Nevada endorsement of Administrator of a School, please see Credentialing section in the catalog.

All candidates must begin their programs in Nevada.

Online Programs

BCBA Certification
The Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis program currently satisfies the educational/coursework requirements to qualify for certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB®). Prior to applying for BCBA® certification, however, students must also meet additional requirements established by BACB®, including supervised field experiences, applications, examinations, and background checks that the National University MSABA program does not provide.

  • For students aiming to sit for the BCBA® credentialing examination beforeJanuary 1, 2022, a total of 1500 experience hours (5% of supervision hours), 1000 experience hours (7.5% of supervision hours), or 750 experience hours (with 10% of supervision hours) are required.
  • For students aiming to sit for the BCBA® credentialing examination after January 1, 2022, a total of 2,000 fieldwork hours (5% of supervision hours) or 1,500 fieldwork hours (with 10% of supervision hours) are required.

For further information about BCBA® certification, please visit the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® website.

The program, in conjunction with obtaining BCBA® certification, meets the educational requirements for licensure as an Applied Behavior Analyst in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin.

A determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice applied behavior analysis in any state or location other than those referenced above.

The following jurisdictions have not yet passed legislation requiring professional licensure to practice applied behavior analysis: Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Georgia, Indiana, Maine, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Carolina, West Virginia, Wyoming, and the District of Columbia.

Eligibility for initial educator certification in Washington is based on the completion of a state approved educator preparation program. This program is intended to lead to licensure in CA. Even though you may be residing in Washington while in this program, your application for education certification in Washington will be processed as an out-of-state application. Go to http://pathway.pesb.wa.gov/future-educators/becoming-a-teaching-in-washington/out-of-state-transfers for more information.

Educators are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.

For up-to-date information on program licensure eligibility requirements for the state, please visit: https://www.nu.edu/licensuredisclosures/.

The Bachelor of Science in Accountancy program is currently only in alignment with the educational requirements put forth by the California Board of Accountancy for becoming CPA certified.

A determination has not been made as to whether the Bachelor of Science in Accountancy program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other state.

However, in order to become a California CPA, or receive either a CMA or CIA certification, students may have to complete extra credits, should have the necessary work experience, should take an exam review course, and will need to pass the appropriate examination. Please see the links above for more information.

The Bachelor of Science in Financial Management at National University is a general financial management program. Designed for financial management in a company such as banking, insurance, financial management, risk management, real estate, or general areas.

This program does not intend to prepare students for Certified Financial Planner Certificate, Chartered Financial Analyst Certificate, Insurance License, and/or any other Financial Certification.

As the role of financial managers has changed with the advance of technology, so have the expectations of the role. This program provides not only a broad perspective of the global economic and financial environment, but also training in the latest advancements to produce financial reports, direct investment activities, and develop strategies and plans for long-term financial goals. Rather than just monitoring a company’s finances, you’ll get hands-on training in data analysis and learn ways to advise senior managers on how to maximize profits. You’ll learn to understand the financial objectives of your organization and to apply quantitative, qualitative, and problem-solving skills in order to achieve those objectives. The program also explores the range of tax laws and regulations that affect the business world.

The Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science program is currently only in alignment with the educational requirements put forth by the California Department of Public Health. Students who wish to be licensed Clinical Scientist must first apply and become Clinical Scientist Trainees. Licensure is not guaranteed. Please see the Department of Public Health for each Trainee License requirements.

A determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other state.

The Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy program currently satisfies all educational requirements put forth by the California Department of Health for practicing Radiation Therapy. Currently this program, in conjunction with appropriate examinations, this program meets the educational requirements for licensure as a Radiation Therapist in the State of California. These guidelines prepare students to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam. In order to practice radiation therapy, students must apply and pass appropriate examinations and pay fees once they have completed the program.

The Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) program is currently operating using guidelines from the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).

This program has been determined to meet the requirements for National Certification as a CRNA.

Upon interview application students will have orientation prior to acceptance to understand that once your didactic learning ends you may have to rotate amongst multiple states to satisfy your clinical rotations. In addition, you must maintain California, Arizona and Texas licensure in duration of the program. Students must be able to pass background checks in all States they wish to study. Students must be aware that certain misdemeanors and felonies will make this impossible. Students should check with RN Boards prior to enrollment. All scheduling for rotations will be 6-9 months in advance so that student may obtain essential licensure.

Students must maintain 1 million to 3-million-dollar liability insurance during program.

In addition to the educational requirements, graduates of this program will need to also meet additional requirements established by the including continuing passing exams and supervised hours to apply for a licensure.

Students who wish to become certified must pass the National Certification Examination (NCE). Please see link above for more information. Please note that students will be assigned to affiliated hospitals locations based upon specialty case requirements.

The Master of Accountancy program is currently only in alignment with the educational requirements put forth by the California Board of Accountancy for becoming CPA certified.

A determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other state.

However, in order to become a California CPA, or receive either a CMA or CIA certification, students may have to complete extra credits, have the necessary work experience, and pass the appropriate examination. Please see the links above for more information.

The Master of Arts in Counseling in Psychology program currently only in alignment with the educational requirements put forth by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

A determination has not been made as to whether the Master of Counseling in Psychology program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other state.

However, in order to become a Licensed California Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) or Professional Clinical Counselor (PCC), students may have to have the necessary supervised experience and pass the appropriate examination. Please see the links above for more information.

The Master of Arts in Performance Psychology program is currently operating using guidelines from the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) to become a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC). Students who wish to become certified must pass extra exams and have completed approved mentor hours. Please see link above for more information.

Please note that students who obtain a CMPC may use the letters CMPC after their name and highest university degree. It does not designate the individual as a “sport psychologist.” Requirements for providing psychological services are determined by individual state, provincial, and/or territorial licensing boards.

A determination has not been made as to whether the Master of Arts in Performance Psychology Program meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in any other regard.

This program has been determined to satisfy educational requirements for licensure in the following States: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, Texas.

A determination has not been made as to whether the Program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other State.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the master’s degree program in nursing, and the post-graduate APRN certificate programs at National University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

In keeping with the standards for graduate education for advanced practice nursing delineated by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing in the Essentials of Master’s Education for Advanced Practice Nurses, the purpose of the MSN program is to prepare students to assume leadership roles in their particular specialization. Master’s-level nursing education is the appropriate level of education for nursing professionals who are seeking roles that require advanced practice skills in order to function as providers and organizers of the health care delivery process. Students must complete one of the specializations listed in the University catalog.

The MSN program is online with mandatory onsite component. All accepted applicants must attend one virtual online program orientation. In addition, students in the FNP and PMHNP specializations are required to attend four one-day Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) in Costa Mesa. FNP and PMHNP practicum courses are offered as immersion practicum experiences, conducted in faculty approved, in-person, preceptored clinical settings.

The FNP and PMHNP Area of Specializations carry additional program fees of $11,325, these are in addition to tuition.

The Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate program is currently using guidelines that allow graduates to sit for the FNP national certification examinations offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

This program has been determined to satisfy educational requirements for licensure in the following States: California, Colorado, Louisiana, Texas.

A determination has not been made as to whether the Program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other State.

The FNP Program is designed for nurses who hold a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing (BSN) who wish to advance their knowledge, education, and skills to practice in an Advanced Practice role as a FNP. The program emphasis is to foster the FNP’s abilities to critically think; make differential diagnoses; use evidence-based findings to improve healthcare outcomes; and be accountable for the provision of healthcare to diverse individuals and families in the areas of health promotion, disease prevention, management of acute and chronic health conditions and primary care. The FNP provides clinical management of primary care conditions in a variety of clinics and community based settings.

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Area of Specialization requires one (1) year of acute care RN experience. In addition, FNP Area of Specializations carry additional program fees of $10,125.

All accepted applicants must attend all orientation activities, including virtual online meetings and a one-day mandatory campus orientation. Students in the FNP specializations are required to attend once every three months onsite Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). In addition, FNP practicum courses are offered as immersion practicum experiences, conducted in faculty approved, in-person, preceptored clinical settings.

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate program is currently using guidelines that prepare eligible students to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner competency-based examination.

This program has been determined to satisfy educational requirements for licensure in the following States: California, Colorado, Louisiana, Texas.

A determination has not been made as to whether the Program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice in any other State.

This program is designed for nurses who hold a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), who wish to advance their knowledge, education, and skills to practice in an advanced practice role as a PMHNP.

In addition, PMHNP Area of Specializations carry additional program fees of $10,125. Students also need a clear encumbered license.

All accepted applicants must attend all orientation activities, including virtual online meetings and a one-day mandatory campus orientation. Students in the PMHNP specializations are required to attend once every three months onsite Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). In addition, PMHNP practicum courses are offered as immersion practicum experiences, conducted in faculty approved, in-person, preceptored clinical settings.