Program Details

Become a first-rate secondary educator. 

The KSOE’s Single-Subject Preliminay Teaching Credential program combines rigorous coursework with supervised student teaching in diverse settings. By successfully earning a credential in our one-year, 35-unit program, you will be qualified to teach middle school, junior high, or high school in both public and private schools in California.

When should you apply?

Applications are accepted year-round. Students can start in either January or the Summer. After earning your Single-Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential, you can enroll in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) or Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) starting in the summer.

Required courses** (35 units total):

  • SSTE 215: Foundations of Secondary Education (3 units)
  • SSTE 226: PACT Preparation (1 unit)
  • SSTE 346: Teaching and Learning I, includes field placement (8 units)
  • SSTE 211: Social and Psychological Foundations of Education (3 units)
  • SSTE 254: Foundations of Literacy (2 units)
  • SSTE 225: Instructional Design (3 units)
  • SSTE 356: Teaching and Learning II, includes field placement (11 units)
  • SSTE 274: Universal Access to Education (3 units)
  • SSTE 276: Health Education (1 unit)

**NOTE - The CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing is requiring that ALL Credential Programs make revisions to meet new standards and requirements.  The '17-'18 school year is considered a transition year, so there may be some adjustments to courses and start times.  Please connect with the admissions counselor of that program for specific details.**

Get a Master of Arts degree.

Getting your single-subject credential is a great step toward a rewarding teaching career. But in just one more year, you can earn a Master of Arts in Teaching or Master of Arts in Education. The automatic bump in salary you’ll receive with this advanced degree is definitely worth the small, additional investment of time.