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.