Single Subject Credentials

Credential Programs

The Single Subject Credential Program at CSU Fullerton is the only nationally-accredited program in Orange County. Those successfully completing our program receive a credential from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing which authorizes teaching in the subject(s) identified in grades K-12. High school teachers and most middle school teachers hold single subject credentials. Some single subject teachers also work in elementary grades (for example, many music teachers who teach at elementary schools hold single subject credentials).

The Single Subject Credential Program is interdisciplinary, involving the Department of Secondary Education, academic departments, and local school districts in providing the subject matter preparation, pedagogical training, and field experiences necessary to prepare high-quality teachers. Our program recruits and supports candidates in developing the disposition, knowledge, and skills needed to enable them to meet the needs of the diverse learners in California’s schools.

About Our Program

Program Overviews

Your first step is to view our online overview presentation where we cover the credential program you’re interested in. The online, narrated presentation is embedded below. You may choose to attend our on-campus, hour-long session, which includes a question and answer session at the end of each review. NO RSVP is required. Please refer to the overview calendar for upcoming sessions by clicking here.

Credentials Offered

We offer many Single Subject Credentials.  Read more about each subject area by clicking through each subject: Art, EnglishMathematicsMusicPhysical EducationScienceSocial Studies, FLM (Foundational Level Math), FLS (Foundational Level Science), and World Languages.

Internship / Professional Track Program

This program is designed for students who wish to complete credential requirements while concurrently teaching in their credential preparation subject area/s in the public schools. Read more about our Internship / Professional Track Program.

Single Subject Credential Program Handbook

Open our Single Subject Credential Program Student Handbook. This handbook is updated periodically and also each semester.

Admission Requirements

Download and View our Admission Requirements here. (PDF)

Apply and Gain Admission to Cal State Fullerton

Head over to and start your admission process to Cal State Fullerton. Note: Apply as a Graduate/Post-Baccalaureate with the major Education (Credential only).

Apply to Our Program

If you are seeking admission to the program to take prerequisite courses, please complete the following application: Application to the Single Subject Credential Program Prerequisite Courses (PDF)

If you have completed or are in the process of completing prerequisite courses and are seeking admission to the credential program, please complete the following application: Application to the Single Subject Credential Program (PDF)

Credential Application Processing Fee

You can pay securely and online by clicking here, or pay on-campus at Cashier's Office (Fullerton Campus - UH 180).

Submit your Application Documents

Admission to Teacher Education Department, College Park Suite 540 
Raquel Clovery - (657) 278 4028
Office Hours: Monday - Friday (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) 
California State University, Fullerton
2600 East Nutwood Avenue

Mailing Address
Attn: Raquel Clovery
California State University Fullerton
Admission to Teacher Education - CP540
P.O. Box 6868
Fullerton, California 92834-6868
(657) 278-3352
(657) 278-2785 - Fax

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Page updated: September 6, 2017