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 .

This Handbook is for students admitted to the credential program. If you want to learn more about the Single Subject teacher credential program application process and pre-requisities, visit our admissions information page.


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.

Conceptual Framework Outcomes

The theme "Reach. Teach. Impact." is the foundation of the COE’s conceptual framework for program-specific learning outcomes that guide the operation of all initial and advanced programs in the college. These outcomes provide benchmarks to ensure that our candidates exit their programs as just, equitable and inclusive educators and leaders who possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to:
  • REACH the intersecting social identities of all learners through the critical examination of implicit and explicit biases and privileges in order to provide fair, respectful, non-discriminatory, equitable, inclusive, and humanizing learning environments.
  • TEACH through an anti-racist lens using culturally and linguistically relevant strategies, including educational technologies and community engagement, to provide equitable opportunities and supports necessary for all learners to attain high-quality outcomes.
  • IMPACT schools and communities through a commitment to dismantling systems of oppression by supporting students, teachers, and leaders as citizens in a highly diverse, global, interconnected, and digital world.

See this College of Education webpage to read more about outcomes related to the Conceptual Framework.