Career Options

Ready to teach? 

After earning a Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential at the KSOE, you will be qualified to teach in any preschool, elementary, or middle school (grades K-8) in California--or in self-contained classrooms through grade 12, where you teach all subjects.

In California, the preliminary credential authorizes you to teach for five years. During your first two years of teaching, you will generally complete an approved Teacher Induction program through your district, and can then apply for a permanent Clear Credential.

For more information, please see the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing's Requirements for Teachers.

Career options include:

  • Teaching in a public, private, charter, or parochial school
  • Teaching in your own self-contained classroom
  • Teaching as part of a team
  • Teaching core subjects in a middle school (at least two subjects; for example, English/social studies or mathematics/science)
  • Teaching courses primarily organized for adults


Our students get jobs!

Teachers who complete their credential at the KSOE have an excellent record of finding teaching positions. With California facing teacher shortages, our graduates are always in demand once they have earned their credential here.