Credential Overview

To become an elementary school teacher you will need a Multiple Subject Credential.

This one year program will give you a preliminary credential that will allow you to apply for your official credential. The program is focused heavily on fieldwork and is supplemented with in-person coursework. This mix of fieldwork and coursework creates opportunities to learn through multiple experiences while in diverse public school settings.

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Before you apply… 

From California tests to minimum GPAs, you must meet minimum eligibility requirements to enter the program. Before beginning the application process, make sure to review our eligibility & application page and plan ahead.

Eligibility & Application

Option: Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization Program
Prepares physical education teachers to work with preschool and school-aged children and youth with disabilities.

Do you have questions about the upcoming program?

Attend one of our information sessions, Mondays 5:30pm-6:30pm: January 23, February 6, February 20

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Do you still need your bachelor's degree?

The School of Education also offers a unique four year bachelor's and Elementary Education 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