To teach in the State of California you must first earn a Teaching Credential. Find the information you need to apply and gain your credential below.
Your first step in Becoming a Teacher is to attend one of our on-campus overviews where we cover the credential program you’re interested in. The session could potentially last over an hour which includes a question and answer session at the end of each review. NO RSVP is required. Please refer below for a list of upcoming sessions:
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Elementary & Bilingual Education
Our Multiple Subject Credential Program prepares students for a teaching career at the Elementary School level. We offer a Multiple Subject Credential, Multiple Subject Credential with Bilingual Authorization, and a Combined Credential / Masters Program. For more program and admission information, visit our Elementary and Bilingual Education Department here.
Secondary Education (High School & Middle School)
The Single Subject Credential prepares students for a teaching career at the High School and Middle School level. Specific single-subject areas of study include: Art, English, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science, and Social Studies. For more program and admission information, visit our Secondary Education Department here.
Education Specialist Credentials prepare students for a teaching career working with children with Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Moderate/Severe Disabilities, and also in Early Childhood Special Education. For more program and admission information, visit our Special Education Department here.
Reading Education Specialist Credential
The Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential prepares students for a teaching career working with classroom teachers to monitor student progress, direct literacy interventions, plan literacy instruction programs and develop and coordinate reading programs at the school, district, or county level.
Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential
The Clear Credential Program is designed to serve teachers who need to clear their multiple or single subject credential, but for whom induction is unavailable.
Read more about our Clear Credential Program
Tier II Credential
The State of California’s Clear Administrative Credential (the Tier II Credential) is specifically designed for recently hired school administrators in California working under the California Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (the Tier I Credential). California State University, Fullerton, has embedded a fully accredited Tier II Credential within the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership Program.
Read more about our Tier II Credential Program