Credential Programs

Teaching is the most important job of all.

We offer five different teaching credentials which can be completed in one year, including both college courses and student teaching (field placements).

Teaching elementary or middle school

Our Preliminary Multiple Subject California Teaching Credential program prepares teachers to work in K-8 schools, either as an elementary school teacher or as a teacher of core subjects in a middle school (teaching at least two subjects).

Teaching middle school or high school

Our Preliminary Single Subject California Teaching Credential program prepares teachers for teaching in a designated subject area. We offer credentials in eight subject areas: 

  • English-Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History-Social Science
  • Art
  • World Language
  • Music
  • Physical Education

Teaching students with special needs

Our Preliminary Education Specialist (Mild/Moderate) California Teaching Credential program prepares teachers to work in diverse settings with K-12 students with:

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Emotional disturbances
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mild-to-moderate intellectual disabilities
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Other health impairments including Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Teaching in a Montessori school

The Montessori Teacher Education Program is affiliated by the American Montessori Society (AMS) and is accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE). We offer two credentials, depending on the age of the students you would like to teach:

  •  American Montessori Society Early Childhood Credential (ages 3 through 6)
  •  American Montessori Society Elementary Education Credential (ages 6 through 12)