Credential Programs

Teaching is the most important job of all.

We offer five different teaching credentials which can be completed in one year, including both college courses and student teaching (field placements).

Teaching elementary or middle school

Our Multiple Subject California Teaching Preliminary Credential program prepares teachers to work in K-8 schools, either as an elementary school teacher or as a teacher of core subjects in a middle school.

Teaching middle school or high school

Our Single Subject California Teaching Preliminary Credential program prepares teachers for teaching in a designated subject area. We offer credentials in eight subject areas: 

  • English-Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History-Social Science
  • Art
  • World Language
  • Music
  • Physical Education

Teaching students with special needs

Our Education Specialist (Mild/Moderate) California Teaching Preliminary Credential program prepares teachers to work in diverse settings with K-12 students with:

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Emotional disturbances
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mild-to-moderate intellectual disabilities
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Other health impairments including Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)