Credential Overview


To become a middle school or high school teacher you will need a Single Subject Credential.

This one year program will give you a preliminary credential that will allow you to apply for your official credential. This program offers face-to-face and online classes and can place you in schools around the state. Our classroom discussions are enriched by the inclusion of teaching experiences from a diverse array of communities.

If you have questions about the program or application process, please contact our Program Coordinator, Keshnee Naidoo at or


Apply for the 2023-24 Secondary Education Credential Program

Applications for the Secondary Education Program will open October 1, 2023 on Cal State Apply. Click the Eligibility and Applications link to apply. DEADLINE extended to April 1, 2024!


Preliminary single subject credential areas 

Art, Biology, Chemistry, English, Geoscience, Industrial Technology, Math, Music, Physical Education, Physics, History/Social Science, World Languages.

Undergraduate Pathway Programs

The following undergraduate programs, offered by other Humboldt academic departments, allow you to waive the subject matter exams--a requirement for the Secondary Education Credential Program. 

Visit the corresponding department website below for more information:

*Please note that some of the above are concentrations. 

Before you apply …

From California tests to minimum GPAs, you must meet  minimum eligibility requirements to apply to 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.