Teaching Credential

The Department of Teacher Education has been committed to preparing teachers in the field of education for over the past 50 years. We offer the preliminary Teaching Credential in both the Multiple and Single Subject, for the K-12 classroom setting. Our programs are accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credential (CTC) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

College of Education and Allied Studies

Single Subject Credential

• Summer Admission only
• Four full-time quarters
• Hayward and Concord Campuses
• Student teaching over three quarters

For more information:
Credential Student Service Center

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Single Subject Teaching Credential

The Single Subject Credential authorizes teaching specified subject required for almost all high school teaching positions as well as some middle school positions. Candidates can choose one of the following subjects: Art, English, Foundational Math, Foundational Science, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science (Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Physical Sciences, and Physics), Social Science (History), Spanish, and Hindi.

 

The Single Subject Teaching Credential requires BOTH a University Application and a Department Application. It is highly recommended that candidates attend a Credential Information Session prior to applying, but it is not required.
  
Department Application/Deadlines
University Application
Credential Information Session
                                      

Credential Program Cohorts: Are teams of candidates with approximately 35 members. The cohort stays together for the full credential program, providing support and identity. Each cohort is designated a specific identifying number. All candidates admitted to the credential program will have guaranteed space in each course.

Enrollment Deadlines
University Catalog

All candidates will complete two supervised field experiences over three quarters, either as a student teacher or an intern. Field assignments begin in late August with the beginning of the K-12 school year and continue, with breaks at different times, until June. Much of the program is conducted in public school settings, thereby integrating credential classes with real-life teaching experiences. Program Handbook

The Department does not provide internship placement assistance. Candidates must secure their own internship. After department approval, candidates must apply for an Internship Credential with our Credential Student Service Center (CSSC). The Internship Credential is a formal teaching license issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing that requires you to meet different standards than those for an Emergency Teaching Permit or Substitute Permit. To qualify for an Internship Credential, a Credential Analyst will officially confirm your eligibility and process your official internship application. Internship Documents

Multiple Subject Credential

• Summer Admission only
• Four full-time quarters
• Hayward and Concord Campuses
• Student teaching over three quarters

For more information:
Credential Student Service Center

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 A Multiple Subject Teaching Credential authorizes the holder to teach in a self-contained classroom such as the classrooms in most elementary schools. However, a teacher authorized for multiple subject instruction may be assigned to teach in any self-contained classroom K–8, but typically K-6. In addition, the holder of a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential may serve in a core or team teaching setting.

 

The Multiple Subject Teaching Credential program requires BOTH a University Application and a Department Application. It is highly recommended that all candidates attend an Credential Information Session prior to applying, but it is not required.

Department Application/Deadlines
University Application

Credential Information Session


Credential Program Cohorts: Are teams of candidates with approximately 35 members. The cohort stays together for the full credential program, providing support and identity. Each cohort is designated a specific identifying number. All candidates admitted to the credential program will have guaranteed space in each course.

        
Enrollment Deadlines
University Catalog

All candidates will complete two supervised field experiences over three quarters, either as a student teacher or an intern. Field assignments begin in late August with the beginning of the K-12 school year and continue, with breaks at different times, until June. Much of the program is conducted in public school settings, thereby integrating credential classes with real-life teaching experiences.  Program Handbook

The Department does not provide internship placement assistance. Candidates must secure their own internship. After department approval, candidates must apply for an Internship Credential with our Credential Student Service Center (CSSC). The Internship Credential is a formal teaching license issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing that requires you to meet different standards than those for an Emergency Teaching Permit or Substitute Permit. To qualify for an Internship Credential, a Credential Analyst will officially confirm your eligibility and process your official internship application. Internship Documents

TED/SPED

Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Educational Specialist Credential

• Summer Admission only
• Seven full-time quarters
• Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe Disabilities options
• Hayward Campus Only

For more information:
Dr. Linda Smetana, mild/moderate disabilities
Dr. Ann Halvorsen, moderate/severe disabilities

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Bachelor's Plus Early Pathway

The Bachelors Plus Early Pathway Multiple Subject Program (BPEPMS) is a coordinated effort between the Liberal Studies Program and the Teacher Education Department to assist students in simultaneously attaining both their Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies and a Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.

 


 

Bachelor's Plus Early Pathway Program (BPEP)

The Bachelors Plus Early Pathway: Multiple Subject Program is a coordinated effort between the Liberal Studies Department and the Teacher Education Department to assist candidates in simultaneously attaining both their Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.

Candidates admit to the Liberal Studies Major in the fall quarter of each academic year. Candidates take classes and progress as a cohort in the completion of all of their coursework and student-teaching placements. You should be accustomed to taking a full academic load equal to 16 quarter units. Working during this program is not advised, especially during the second year while you are student teaching. Meeting with a Liberal Studies advisor in your sophomore year to discuss your BPEP-MS application is highly recommended. For more information please contact Program Coordinator Dr. Nancy Thompson.

All candidates must apply through the Liberal Studies Department for consideration and Academic Advisement. Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

2.9 Minimum GPA
45hr Minimum experience in a K-8 classroom
Basic Skills Requirement
Bachelor's Plus Early Pathway Application Packet

Added Authorization

Multiple Subject Teaching
Single Subject Teaching

Candidates are subject to additional subject matter competency testing and course work requirements.

 

The Supplementary Authorizations, Subject Matter Authorizations and Added Authorizations programs intent was to provide an alternate method of adding a new teaching authorization to allow an individual to teach a class in a subject outside the area in which he or she earned a credential. The Teacher Education Department offers the authorized courses to allow candidates to add additional authorizations. CTC Regulations (leaflet CL-621a) (Guidebook)

The Supplementary Authorizations, Subject Matter Authorizations and Added Authorizations enables a single subject credential holder to add one or more subject areas.  CSUEB offers required courses to add a supplementary or added authorization to an existing Teaching Credential. Candidates must take 4 quarter units in order to complete the unit requirement of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing regulations. CTC Regulations (Leaflet CL-621a) (Guidebook)

Admissions & Course Schedule     Apply (Form 41-4)

In 1980 the Commission adopted Title 5 regulations to allow supplementary authorization be added to Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials. Candidates seeking to add an additional subject to their existing credential.  CSUEB offers the courses required to add a supplementary or added authorization to and existing Teaching Credential. Candidates must take 4 quarter units in order to complete the unit requirement of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing regulations. CTC Regulations (Leaflet CL-621a) (Guidebook).

Admissions & Course Schedule     Apply (Form 41-4)

 
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