Credential Programs

After earning your bachelors degree and passing required exams, you’ll need a teaching credential--a license that allows you to teach elementary, middle, or school, or special education students.

Our credential programs are generally two semesters and grounded in field experience.

Classroom-based practice in local public schools is supplemented with in-person coursework. You’ll not only apply what you learn but also experience diverse public school settings.



Earn a bachelors degree and
a credential in 4 years!

The School of Education offers a unique four year bachelor's degree and credential program called Liberal Studies Elementary Education. This program will give you a B.A. in Liberal Studies and an Elementary Education credential in four years. 

Liberal Studies Elementary Education


The School of Education offers the following credential programs

Elementary Education

A multiple subject credential that allows you to teach elementary school.

Elementary Education Info

Secondary Education

A single subject credential that allows you to teach junior high or high school. Offered as a fully online and on-campus program.  

Secondary Education info

Educational Leadership

This credential is geared toward educational professionals who are currently working in schools full time.

Educational Leadership info

Special Education

This credential qualifies you for k-12 Special Education positions to teach youth with mild to moderate disabilities.

Special Education info


Master of Arts in Education

Designed for a practicing educator, this program is focused on conducting research that can directly impact the classroom and school.

More about the Master of Arts in Education program