Program Advisor

Dr. Antoinette Linton (, Science Subject Area Coordinator for the Single Subject Credential Program


Scope of Credential (What will I be able to teach when I earn the credential?)

The California Single Subject Credential qualifies you to teach in California public and private schools.  Single Subject Teaching Credentials authorize the holder to teach the specific subject(s) named on the credential in departmentalized classes such as those in most middle schools and high schools. However, a teacher authorized for single subject instruction is qualified to teach any subject in his or her authorized field at any grade level K-12 or in classes organized primarily for adults.

Subject Area Courses Authorized
Foundational-Level General Science (FLGS) General and introductory science classes for grades K-12 as well as integrated science for grades K-8.
SCIENCE: Biological Sciences Biological Sciences as well as General Science and Integrated Science
SCIENCE: Chemistry Chemistry as well as General Science and Integrated Science
SCIENCE: Geosciences Geosciences/Earth Science as well as General Science and Integrated Science
SCIENCE: Physics Physics as well as General Science and Integrated Science


Establishing Subject Matter Competency

Method of Establishing Subject Matter Competency Qualifies You to Teach
Completion of a Subject Matter Preparation Program (SMPP) in FLGS, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Physics, or Geology.  Presently CSU Fullerton does not offer SMPPs in the sciences but honors those completed at other institutions. Foundational Level General ScienceSCIENCE: Chemistry
SCIENCE: Biological Sciences
SCIENCE: Geosciences
SCIENCE: Physics
Successful passage of the appropriate California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) in Science (including FLGS). What you may teach depends on the specific CSET exams successfully passed.


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