Multiple Subject

Golden State Teacher Grant

The Golden State Teacher Grant Program (GSTG) awards up to $20,000 to students currently enrolled in a professional preparation program, approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and working towards earning their preliminary teaching or pupil personnel services credential. Learn more and apply today.

For more information, contact Ronald Salazar; Asst. Director Financial Aid - rjs12@stmarys-ca.edu

Program Details

Program Duration

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12 months (full-time), part-time available

Learning Environment

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In-person, Mon-Thurs, afternoon/evening classes

Average Class Size

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Small cohort sizes 

Why the Multiple Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential?

Earning a Multiple Subject Teaching Preliminary Credential provides a firm foundation for your career as a K–8 public school teacher. Our teaching program is one of the most well-respected in the area, and our credentialed students are some of the most qualified educators to teach in K–8 schools in California.

Credential offered: Multiple Subject Teaching Preliminary Credential from the State of California

Continue on to a Master of Arts in Teaching

Getting your multiple subject teaching credential is a great first step towards a rewarding teaching career. In less than a year, you can earn a Master of Arts in Teaching. Working your way up the salary pay scale with this advanced degree is definitely worth the small additional investment of time. The program offers you the opportunity to enhance your knowledge of student learning, as well as to deepen your understanding of contemporary issues in education.

Special pathway for undergraduates

The Justice, Community, and Leadership (JCL) undergraduate major has a four-year concentration. In four years, students earn their BA in Justice, Community, and Leadership and a preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential to work in K–8 schools in California.