Program Details

About the Credential

The Single-Subject Teaching Preliminary Credential program combines rigorous coursework with supervised student teaching. The student teacher requirement incorporates a one year placement in a middle or high school that reflects the diverse population of California students. By successfully earning a credential in our one-year, 35-unit program, you will be qualified to teach in both a public and private middle school, high school, or departmentalized elementary school in California.

About Your Cohort

Your teaching credential education starts with connections — from the beginning, you will belong. As a student, you instantly become a member of a cohort — your cohort.

This group of people includes other individuals on the same path, with similar goals and ambitions, all of whom share in your learning process and become friends and allies along the way.

Your cohort is an invaluable network and source of support. Each group is diverse, and offers exposure to different career fields, opportunities, and perspectives.

Program Facts

Program Duration

10-12 months (full-time)

Part-time available


Learning Environment

In-person*, 3-4 times a week, Monday-Thursday, afternoon/evening classes.

*currently remote learning

Average Class Size

15-20 learners per cohort. Cohort members in the program form a learning community.

Program Courses

Our Single Subject program has a rigorous, 35 units curriculum which aligns with the California Standards for the Teaching Profession emphasizing critical pedagogy, restorative justice, and culturally responsive teaching

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Program of Study

View program of study [ PDF ]


Application Requirements

Successful applicants will have met the following criteria:

Benefits, Tuition, and Fees

Please refer to our section on financial aid. There are additional fees from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) to receive your credential.


Guaranteed availability for every course, every term • Hybrid seminar courses •  Support for nearly all Single Subject Credential Areas •  Commitment to Social Justice Education • Attentive and encouraging professors

Application fee $50 (non-refundable)
Tuition $36,225 (Single Subject Program / 35 units)
Tuition deposit $250 (non-refundable, applied to your first tuition payment)
Books $200-250 for the program (approximately)
Course materials fee $375 for the program (approximately)
California CTC fees

Certificate of Clearance, CSET and CBEST option to meet Basic Skills Requirements

Fees vary, check websites for cost.

CPR  Adult, Infant and Child. Fees vary, check CPR certification websites for cost.