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. Our hour-long sessions include 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, Social Studies, and Theater. For more program and admission information, please view our Program Overview (SlideRocket).
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 speech/oral deficiencies and disorders.
Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential