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.
|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||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
|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
||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|
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:
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).
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
ENGLISH: Composition, creative writing, debate, drama, forensics, grammar, humanities, journalism, language arts, language structure, literature, poetry, public speaking, speech, theatre arts
LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH: Composition, language structure
MATHEMATICS: Foundational-Level: Basic or general mathematics, algebra, consumer mathematics, geometry, statistics & probability. Standard: All of the above plus calculus, computer science, mathematical analysis
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
SCIENCE - BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE: Specialized: Anatomy, biology, botany, ecology, environmental science, evolution, genetics, physiology
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
SCIENCE - GEOSCIENCE: Specialized: Astronomy, cosmology, earth science, forestry, geology, meteorology, oceanography
SCIENCE - PHYSICS: Specialized: Energy, mechanics
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.