Credentials Office

The Credentials Office provides support services to the students, faculty and administration of NDNU’s School of Education and Psychology. Services include answering questions for, and providing assistance to prospective and current students and providing both assistance with processing and a formal recommendation to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for those who complete the program. All K-12 teaching and administrative credentials, permits and certificates are issued by the CTC. Credentials requiring the completion of a teacher education program are issued on the basis of a recommendation by the University, subject to satisfactory program completion.

The Credentials Office can assist you with:

  • answering questions
  • the transition to student teaching/internship
  • processing your certification paperwork

It is the candidate’s responsibility to understand certification requirements, fulfill program and statutory requirements and submit required documentation on time.

All NDNU credential programs meet program standards of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The answers to complex questions that are beyond the scope of this website can often be found on the Commission’s website.

Questions about master’s degrees, programs, courses and requirements should be directed to your advisor or the Registrar’s Office: 650-508-3521.



Terrance Hanna
Credentials Analyst
St. Joseph’s Hall – Room 120
Fax: 650-508-3457


M–Th, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
F, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Walk-ins are welcome, appointments preferred. If the staff is away from the office, please feel free to leave a message via phone, email, or slide a note under the door. You may also contact the main office at the School of Education and Psychology at 650-508-3701.