Do you want to work with middle school and high school age students (grades 6-12), to teach a subject you have a passion for, and to play a part in strengthening students’ development as lifelong learners? Then the Single Subject Teaching Credential Program is for you!

This program prepares CI teacher candidates to work with students in subject specific content areas in departmentalized middle, junior, and high schools. Across the program’s courses and field work in classrooms, candidates develop the skills to appreciate and capitalize on the diversity of languages and cultures encountered in California’s public-school classrooms. The belief that all children (regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, ability or economic status) are capable of learning and that educators make a difference in students’ lives provide the founding principles of the Single Subject Teaching Credential.

Upon completion of the program, candidates are eligible for the Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

We currently offer Single Subject Credentials in the following subject areas:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Foundation Level Mathematics
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, or Physics)
  • Foundation Level General Science
  • Social Science / History

Single Subject Teacher Candidates can also pursue an add-on Bilingual Authorization as part of the coursework. The details can be found on the Bilingual Authorization webpage.

Note: Admission to the Secondary Education – Single Subject Teacher Credential Program requires successful completion of applicable prerequisites.

Additional Information


Information Sessions

Credential program information sessions are typically held one Friday per month. To register for an upcoming session, please RSVP here to save your spot.

Upcoming sessions:

  • Friday, February 22, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm - Zoom option available
  • Friday, March 8, 2019 3:30pm – 4:30pm - Zoom option available
  • Friday, March 22, 2019 3:30pm – 4:30pm - Application Workshop
  • Friday, April 5, 2019 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Contact Us

Clinical Experiences and Partnerships Office
Madera Hall 2900
(805) 437-8953

Dr. Manuel Correia
Chair, Credential Programs
(805) 437-3292

The professors in my program went above and beyond to provide up-to-date methodology that best translated to the real-world classroom while also instilling age-old knowledge and wisdom into their coursework.

Katie Pichotta, Single Subject English Credential Program (Spring 2017)
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