Programs Offered at Cal State East Bay

Updated on October 11, 2019

The following chart outlines the credential programs available to post-baccalaureate individuals (those who already possess an undergraduate degree). For specifics on how to apply to the program, please visit our Prospective Student page.

Credential Programs
If you want to... Type of Credential Offered through…
Teach kindergarten through grade 8 curriculum (self-contained classroom such as the classrooms in most elementary schools) Multiple Subject Teacher Education Department
Teach middle to high school curriculum (departmentalized classes such as those in most middle schools and high schools)

Single Subject

Math and Sciences are NOT offered for Online Program

Teacher Education Department
Provide special education services to kindergarten through 12th grade, specializing in mild to moderate or moderate to severe disabilities Education Specialist Instruction (Special Education) Educational Psychology Department
Construct comprehensive, developmental school counseling programs that help all students tap their learning power

Advocate for marginalized students

Provide counseling to individuals, groups, and families

Coordinate, consult, and collaborate with stakeholders to help all students live up to their learning potential

Assess efficacy of interventions
Pupil Personnel Services: School Counselor Educational Psychology Department
Provide services that enhance academic performance

Design strategies and programs to address learning, emotional, and behavioral challenges

Conduct educational assessment for purposes of identifying special needs

Provide counseling for individuals, groups, and families

Coordinate intervention strategies for management of individuals and school-wide crises
Pupil Personnel Services: School Psychology Educational Psychology Department
Be a school speech pathologist Speech-Language Pathology Communicative Sciences and Disorders
Provide reading services in schools Reading and Literacy Added Authorization (RLAA previously known as the Reading Certificate) Teacher Education Department
Be a school principal, director of instruction, special education or pupil services, school business manager or superintendent Administrative Services Educational Leadership Department

More Information About Authorizations and Specializations

The credential you pursue allows you to specialize in particular subjects or specializations. Below is a summary of the areas authorized by the credential listed:

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

GENERAL SUBJECTS: The Multiple Subject Teaching Credential authorizes the holder to teach general subjects in grades twelve and below, although this is typically curriculum taught in an elementary school setting (kindergarten to grade 5).


Single Subject Teaching Credential

The Single Subject Teaching Credential authorizes the holder to teach the subject area(s) listed on the document in grades twelve and below, including preschool and in classes organized primarily for adults. Important Note: The subjects listed below do not necessarily reflect what is available at CSUEB. For the most current list of subjects available, see the Teaching Credential Admissions Handbook for that entry period.

ART: Art appreciation, art history, arts & crafts, art theory, calligraphy, cartooning, ceramics, commercial art, costume design, crafts, design, drawing, humanities, illustration, interior decoration, jewelry, leather making, painting, photography, sculpture, stagecraft and yearbook.

ENGLISH: Composition, creative writing, debate, drama, forensics, grammar, humanities, journalism, language arts, language structure, literature, poetry, public speaking, speech, theatre arts and yearbook.

LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH: Composition, language structure and literature of the language listed on the document.

MATHEMATICS: Foundational-Level: Basic or general mathematics, algebra, consumer mathematics, geometry, statistics & probability. Standard: All of the above plus calculus, computer science, mathematical analysis and trigonometry.

MUSIC: Instrumental music, music appreciation, music theory and vocal music.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Aquatics, dance, fundamental & creative movement, gymnastics, interscholastic sports, motor development or learning, physical conditioning, sports and weightlifting.

SCIENCE - BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE: Specialized: Anatomy, biology, botany, ecology, environmental science, evolution, genetics, physiology and zoology. Standard: All the above plus general and integrated science;

SCIENCE - CHEMISTRY: Specialized: Chemical reactions, qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis, and structure & stability. Standard: All of the above plus general and integrated science.

SCIENCE - FOUNDATIONAL-LEVEL GENERAL SCIENCE: General, introductory, and integrated science, commonly taught in middle grades up to 10th grade curriculum.

SCIENCE - GEOSCIENCE: Specialized: Astronomy, cosmology, earth science, forestry, geology, meteorology, oceanography and paleontology. Standard: All of the above plus general and integrated science.

SCIENCE - PHYSICS: Specialized: Energy, mechanics and thermodynamics. Standard: All of the above plus general and integrated science.

SOCIAL SCIENCE: American government, anthropology, contemporary issues, current events, cultural studies, economics, ethnic studies, geography, government, history, humanities, international government, law politics, psychology, sociology, United States history and world history.