Welcome to the Single Subject Credential Program Handbook

The SSCP is an interdisciplinary program that connects the three main elements of teaching training (subject matter preparation, pedagogical training, and field experiences) through collaboration among the Department of Secondary Education, university academic departments and programs, and local school districts. Our program recruits and supports teacher candidates in developing the dispositions, knowledge and skills needed to enable them to meet the needs of the diverse learners in California’s schools. The program is organized around the  California Teaching Performance Expectations PDF File Opens in new window .


The Education Unit Conceptual Framework was adopted in 2013. It contains the Education Unit’s mission statement, program outcomes and indicators, and current logo.


The College of Education is committed to the preparation and professional development of innovative and transformative educators who advance just, equitable, and inclusive education. As a professional community of scholar-practitioners, we promote creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking as fundamental to student achievement and success in a diverse and interconnected world.

Program Outcomes and Indicators

After successful completion of a program of study, our credential recipients and program graduates are

  1. Knowledgeable and Competent Specialists who
    1. demonstrate a strong foundation of knowledge
    2. implement effective practice
    3. use current technologies for  teaching and learning 
  2. Reflective and Responsive Practitioners who
    1. advance  just, equitable and inclusive education
    2. make informed decisions
    3. participate in collaborative endeavors
    4. think critically and creatively 
  3. Committed and Caring Professionals who
    1. demonstrate leadership potential
    2. maintain professional and ethical standards
    3. engage in continuous improvement




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