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Credential Programs

Congratulations Education Specialist Credential Candidate!

So What's Next?

  1. Begin reviewing the Education Specialist Credential Program Handbook.
  2. Complete the Education Specialist Clinical Practice Application for Fall 2024
    • Deadline: Sunday, May 5, 2024
    • Students who do not submit their placement survey on time will be placed by availability rather than preference.
  3. If you are planning to enroll in initial student teaching, purchase your Fresno State TK20 account by clicking this link. Please use your Google Chrome or Firefox web browser. This will take you to a payment screen to purchase your account with a credit card, money order, or cashier’s check (processed by VeriSign). The cost to purchase through the Tk20 website is approximately $120.00.
    • You must enroll in a credential course before purchasing Tk20. After enrolling, wait 24-48 hours before activating your Tk20 account.
    • You will need your Fresno State email address and Student ID Number to complete the purchase.


  • Teacher credential candidates are strictly prohibited from making their own school site placements.
  • Fresno State's Education Specialist Credential Program is NOT an online program even though some courses are offered online.

Mandatory Orientation

All newly accepted credential candidates must attend our mandatory Teacher Education Induction Ceremony & Orientation on August 24, 2024
  • Only admitted Education Specialist credential candidates with a FRESNO STATE email account can register. 
  • Fall 2024 Teacher Education Induction Ceremony & Orientation Registration


  • Check your TO DO list in your MyFresnoState Portal periodically as these items will need to be completed before certain junctures in the program depending on the item to be completed.