Credential Programs

The School of Education at HSU offers the following credential programs: 

Educational Leadership Program:

Humboldt State University offers a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. The credential program is designed for educational professionals currently working in schools full time. Educational Leadership Program (EDL) courses are offered on weekends and all coursework for each level is designed to be completed in one academic year.

Elementary Education:

Want to teach in a multiple subjects classroom (Elementary or Middle School)? Complete a one year program of coursework and fieldwork in beautiful northern California! Our credential program is heavily fieldwork oriented. Public School classroom-based practice is supplemented with in-person coursework at HSU. Our mix of fieldwork and coursework creates opportunities for students to learn through multiple experiences while placed in diverse public school settings.

Liberal Studies Elementary Education:

We are proud to offer an undergraduate integrated degree and credential program. This allows our majors to graduate in four years with a bachelor's degree and a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential.

Secondary Education:

Want to teach junior high or high school? The School of Education offers both an on campus and fully online single subject credential program. Our on campus program services student in beautiful Northern California. In our online program, we’re able to place our student teachers in schools around the state. Our classroom discussions are enriched by the inclusion of teaching experiences from a diverse array of communities.

Special Education:

The Special Education Program at Humboldt State University promotes the vision that students with mild to extended support needs can enjoy academic confidence and developmental, educational growth by interacting with teachers who maximize the students’ learning potential and provide a student-centered learning environment.

Adapted Physical Education Program:

The Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization (APEAA) program prepares physical education teachers to work collaboratively and effectively in educational settings with preschool and school-aged children and youth with disabilities. The program is designed to prepare specialists in adapted physical education who can deliver physical education services to the diverse population of students with disabilities in California.


Apply to all HSU credential programs here