Single Subject Teacher Credential Program

If you have not already done so, please attend a program overview to learn about the program structure and application requirements.

Welcome to CSU Fullerton's Single Subject teacher credential program! School districts all over California and throughout the southwest and west coast recognize the quality of our teacher preparation program.  Click hereOpens in new window for a map showing where some of our recent program completers are teaching. 

The Department of Secondary Education offers Teacher Preparation In THESE SUBJECTs:

Subject  Advisor Email Office
Art Ms. Mary Anna Pomonis 


English Dr. Kira LeeKeenan CP 600
Foundational Level Math (middle school) Dr. Mallika Scott EC 350
Mathematics (high school) Dr. Cherie Ichinose MH 390D
Music Dr. Gregory Whitmore CPAC 227C
Physical Education Dr. Debra Patterson KHS 231
Science (Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Foundational Level General Science, Physics) Dr. Antoinette Linton CP 600
Social Studies/History Dr. William Toledo CP 600
Theatre (anticipated Fall 2025) Dr. Amanda Rose Villareal CPAC-248
World Languages & English Language Development (ELD) Dr. Fernando Rodriguez-Valls CP 600


We also offer the following programs for those who meet the criteria:

  • Single Subject Intern - The Intern Program is designed for teacher candidates who wish to complete credential requirements while concurrently teaching in a secondary education position in a public school setting. This is only supported for 2nd semester candidates at CSU Fullerton.
  • Bilingual Authorization  - There is a great need for bilingual teachers who can communicate with students and parents in their native language. The  Bilingual Authorization (BiAu) Program  within the College of Education at CSUF prepares teacher candidates to teach in K-12 Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Filipino, Hmong, and/or Vietnamese bilingual and dual immersion classrooms. For more information, please contact our Bilingual Authorization Coordinator, Dr. Fernando Rodriguez-Valls at .
  • Teacher Induction ProgramOpens in new window - If you are newly credentialed and need to "clear" your credential through a state-approved induction program, we offer a 100% online option.

For more information about our teacher credential options, contact the Admissions and Academic Advisor, Andrea Herrera, at

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