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Credential Programs

Teaching Credentials

Elementary Education (Multiple Subject Credential)

Secondary Education (Single Subject Credential)

Special Education

About Our Programs

The College of Education offers the Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential program; the Preliminary Single Subject Credential program in English, Foreign Language, Math, Science, and History-Social Science; the Preliminary Education Specialist Mild to Moderate, the Preliminary Education Specialist Moderate to Severe, and the Masters of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction or in Special Education.

All credential programs have the English Learner Authorization (CLAD) infused in their preliminary programs. Other certification authorizations include Behavior Analysis and the Autism Spectrum Disorder Added Authorization.

The Single Subject and Special Education credential programs offer the traditional and intern pathway. The Multiple Subject program includes the Liberal Studies Integrated credential program pathway. Both Multiple Subject and Single Subject programs offer all courses as a cohort for full-time candidates. Both programs for the Education Specialist credential offer all courses for part-time or full-time candidates, with or without a base credential (Multiple or Single Subject). Courses are offered face to face, hybrid and online.

The College of Education is both national and state accredited. Teacher education programs are subject to changes made by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and California Legislature. For the most current information please contact:

Teacher Education Office

  • 831-582-3639 Assistant to the Chair of Education
  • 831-582-3652 Dr. Cathi Draper Rodriguez, Chair

Credential Disclaimer

Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU, and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., Social Security number or tax payer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees or any associated costs to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements. Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements is available from the department.