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Teaching Credential Checklist

Important Deadlines

Jan 27, 2020
Master's and Ph.D. Grad App Deadline for Winter 2020
Feb 10, 2020
Master's and Ph.D. Grad App Available for Spring 2020
March 1, 2020
Undergraduate Grad App Deadline for Spring 2020
March 14, 2020
Master's and Ph.D. Grad App Available for Summer 2020
March 30, 2020
Master's and Ph.D. Grad App Deadline for Spring & Summer 2020
April 1, 2020
Undergraduate Grad App Available for Summer 2020
April 7, 2020
Undergraduate Grad App Deadline for Summer 2020
April 16, 2020
Intent to Participate Available
May 4, 2020
Intent to Participate Deadline to be printed in commemorative Commencement book.

Commencement Checklist for Teaching Credential Candidates 


Step 1: Confirm Completion

If you are completing UCR's Teacher Education Program and wish to participate at Commencement, you need to have completed the appropriate paperwork on time and received approval from the Teacher Education Program office. For specific eligibility information and application deadlines, contact Leticia Singh. GSOE students who are also graduating with their Master's degree should also refer to the Checklist for Advanced Degree Candidates.  

Step 2: Review and update your personal information in R'Web

Review your contact information and how your full name and credential information are recorded in R'Web as soon as possible to ensure that they are correct. Make sure to populate your Preferred First and Middle Name in R'Web if it is different than your legal name.

If you need to have your name corrected, information regarding requesting a change or correction of name is available on the Registrar's website.  Any changes or corrections to your name need to be updated to your record by May 4 to be included in the commemorative Commencement book so please allow the Registrar’s Office sufficient time to process your request.

If you need to have your credential information updated, please contact Leticia Singh in the Teacher Education Program office.  Any changes or corrections to your credential information need to be updated to your record by May 4 to be included in the commemorative Commencement book so please allow sufficient time to process your request.

Step 3: Submit your Intent to Participate Form when the link is e-mailed to eligible students starting April 16, 2020

Not everyone who graduates chooses to participate at Commencement. If you are planning to attend, you must register to walk in Commencement through the Intent to Participate form beginning April 16, 2020. 

The Intent to Participate form will be e-mailed to eligible students. You must submit your Intent to Participate form by May 4, 2020 to ensure that you are printed in the commemorative Commencement book.

Step 4: Purchase your Cap and Gown

Teacher Credential Candidates should purchase the cap and gown corresponding to the highest degree you have earned. Bachelor's and Master's regalia may be purchased at Grad Fair, April 21 - 23. Prices are as follows:  Bachelor’s gown, cap and tassel package -$56.98; Master’s gown, cap and tassel + Master’s hood - $95.96.

You can also purchase your discounted lifetime membership in the Alumni Association and receive a free undergraduate or Master's cap and gown at Grad Fair. Following Grad Fair, bachelor’s and master’s regalia may be purchased at the UCR Campus Store.

Step 5: Attend Grad Fair

Grad Fair will be held Tuesday, April 21 through Thursday, April 23 in HUB 302. 

Grad Fair hours:

  • Tuesday, April 21, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 22, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 23, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Step 6: Order your Guest Tickets starting May 13, 2020

Ticket ordering will open starting May 13, 2020. Information regarding how and when to order your guest tickets will be sent via e-mail to registered students the week of May 4.

Once you submit your ticket order, you will be given the option to either print or electronically distribute your tickets via email. Each ticket will have a unique barcode and may only be scanned once for admittance. Duplicate tickets will be denied entrance. 

Please see your ceremony page for more information regarding tickets for your specific ceremony. 

Step 7: Tell Us your Plans After Graduation

You've made it to graduation, but what's your next destination? Tell us your next step now!

Step 8: Attend the Graduate School of Education and School of Public Policy Commencement ceremony on Monday, June 15 at 9:00 a.m.

Teacher Credential candidates will participate in the GSOE and SPP ceremony on Monday, June 15, at 9:00 a.m. on the Pierce Lawn. Please arrive on campus no later than 8:00 a.m. and check-in outside of the Student Services Building.  Refer to the GSOE and SPP ceremony page for additional details. Click here to check out the virtual rehearsal for Commencement.

Step 9: Leave Your Legacy

Leave your mark at UCR by making a contribution to the 2020 Senior Class Gift Campaign. Generations of Highlanders before you helped pave the way for the class of 2020 by giving back to UCR through philanthropy and service.

Help us get 100 grads to make a gift - at any amount - before Commencement!

Step 10: Join the UCR Alumni Association

Stay Connected! We take great pride in our graduates and want to ensure your further success. Join the UCR Alumni Association to stay connected, meet fellow alumni and build a beneficial network. Visit the UCR Alumni Association website for special membership information.