Multiple Subject

Our advantage is elementary.  

Earning a Multiple Subject Teaching Preliminary Credential provides a firm foundation for your career as an elementary 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 elementary public/private schools (K-8) in California.

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

Benefits of our preliminary credential program:

  • You learn with a cohort of fellow students through the entire program
  • Extensive field experience/student teaching that exceeds state requirements
  • Personal attention from responsive and supportive cooperating teachers and field supervisors
  • Faculty members are highly qualified professors and educational leaders
  • Supervised student teaching placements in diverse settings
  • Intentionally small class sizes
  • Flexible courses of study options for busy students
  • Student-centered curriculum
  • One-year, full-time program; part-time options available
  • Admissions twice a year, in Summer or January

Continue on to a Master of Arts in Teaching

Getting your multiple subject credential is a great first step toward a rewarding teaching career. But in less than a year, you can earn a Master of Arts in Teaching.

The automatic bump in salary you’ll receive with this advanced degree is definitely worth the small, additional investment of time.

Are you an undergraduate seeking a credential?

The Justice, Community and Leadership (JCL) undergraduate major has a Teachers for Tomorrow (TFT) concentration. Students earn their JCL Bachelor of Arts and a preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential to work in K-8 classrooms.

This interdisciplinary program stresses critical inquiry, leadership, global perspectives,social and environmental stewardships, and self-assessment. It prepares leaders within a social justice framework to address the critical educational challenges of our times.

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