Multiple Subject

Our advantage is elementary.  

It's quite simple, really. Earning a multiple subject teaching credential from the KSOE provides a firm foundation for your career as an elementary school teacher. Our teaching program is one of the most well-respected in the area, and our credentialed students are some of the most qualified educators to teach elementary public/private schools (K-8) in California.


Credential offered: Multiple Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential from the State of California

Benefits of our multiple subject program:

  • You learn with a cohort of fellow students through the entire program
  • Extensive field experience that exceeds state requirements
  • Personal attention from responsive and supportive cooperating teachers and field supervisors
  • Faculty members are highly qualified professors and educational leaders
  • Instructors have recent elementary-level classroom experience
  • Supervised student teaching placements in diverse settings
  • Intentionally small class sizes
  • Flexible courses of study offer options for busy students
  • Student-centered curriculum
  • One-year, full-time program; part-time options available
  • Admissions twice a year, in June or January


Ready for a Master of Arts degree?

Getting your multiple subject credential is a great first step toward a rewarding teaching career. But in less than a year, you can earn a Master of Arts in Teaching. The automatic bump in salary you’ll receive with this advanced degree is definitely worth the small, additional investment of time.


Special pathway for undergraduates:

Are you a freshman or sophomore interested in becoming an elementary/middle school teacher? Enroll in Teachers for Tomorrow, a special five-year cohort program that combines coursework with real-life classroom experiences. At the end of this program, you will have earned a bachelor of arts degree, an elementary teaching credential and a master’s degree.