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.
In addition to our emphasis on Program Quality, Relevant Curriculum and Fieldwork, Innovative Use of Technologies, and Faculty and Local Partnerships, we offer many competitive advantages over other academic institutions. Read more about our competitive advantages.
We offer many Single Subject Credentials. Read more about each subject area by clicking through each subject: Art, English, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies, and Theater, FLM (Foundational Level Math),FLS (Foundational Level Science), Foreign Languages.
Are you interested in expanding the content areas or grade levels of your teaching authorization? Maybe you want to be authorized to teach in a second content area, or to teach special education students? Read more about Added Authorizations.
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.
Clear Credential Online Program
The Clear Credential Program program is offered through Cal State Fullerton's Extension Department. The program is designed to serve teachers who need to clear their multiple or single subject credential, but for whom induction is unavailable. Visit CSUF Extension.
Admission to Teacher Education
Our Admission to Teacher Education Department is here to assist and guide you through the admissions process. We can be reached by phone at: (657) 278-3352 or you may visit us on-campus at:
Admission to Teacher Education Department
Cal State Fullerton, College Park
2600 East Nutwood Avenue, Suite 540
Fullerton, California 92831
Office Hours: Monday – Friday (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Requirements & Documentation
To apply to the Single-Subject Credential Program, you must first be enrolled at Cal State Fullerton. Begin that process at CSU Mentor (http://www.csumentor.edu). Refer to the links below for all other requirements and downloads: