Our nationally accredited Multiple Subject Credential Program prepares teachers to be leaders in the classroom and change agents within the field of education. We offer 2 semester and 3 semester programs, Combined Credential/Masters program, certificate options for our credential candidates, Intern options, as well as opportunities for a Bilingual Authorization Credential or Certificate (formerly BCLAD).
The two semester program provides an opportunity for candidates to gain essential knowledge about the nature of children, the elementary school curriculum, elementary school instructional materials, and effective teaching strategies from university classroom instruction. Concurrently, the candidates experience the realities of the elementary school classroom through supervised fieldwork and student teaching. Read more about our Two-Semester Block.
Our three-semester program requires evening classes (taught from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and/or from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.). Some blocks may also hold Saturday classes. Read more about our Three-Semester Block.
Bilingual Authorization Block
The Spanish Bilingual Authorization program will increase candidates' marketability as a prospective teacher, provide the opportunity to improve academic Spanish language skills, enhance the ability to contribute to the Latino community, and provide the opportunity to become part of a bilingual-bicultural learning community. Read more about our Bilingual Authorization Block.
Combined Credential / Masters Program
The combined program is a full-time, 16-month program completed in four semesters, including summer and online courses. Read more about our Combined Credential / Masters Program.
Certificate programs provide the opportunity for credential students to take courses that enhance their understanding in a particular area. The Multiple Subject Credential program offers two certificates: Arts OR Technology. Read more about our Credential Certificates.
Multiple Subject Intern Program
The Intern program will remain inactive and we are not accepting applicants through Fall 2015
To become an intern, candidates must receive a job offer as the contracted teacher of record in a K-8 regular classroom from one of our approved districts. This offer does not include after school program or work as a long term substitute teacher. Read more about our Multiple Subject Intern Program.
A prospective applicant's first step is to attend the mandatory in-person overview where detailed information is provided about all of our program options.The overview is approximately an hour and half and includes a question and answer time. NO RSVP is required. Prior to attending the in-person overview, you may click here to view our online overview online . The online overview does not replace the in-person overview.To attend a face to face overview, please refer to the list below for information about upcoming overview sessions.
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Requirements & Documentation
To apply to the Multiple-Subject Credential Program, applicants must also apply to Cal State Fullerton. Begin that process at CSU Mentor (http://www.calstate.edu/apply). Refer to the links below for all other requirements and downloads: