TK-8 Teaching Credential Information


Liberal Studies majors who are interested in teaching elementary school should begin to gather information about teaching credential programs during their Sophomore and Junior years. Students who plan to become teachers should strongly consider choosing the Teacher Preparation option for the Liberal Studies major. 

Students need to take the CBEST and the CSET before applying to teaching credential programs; these exams can be taken while students are undergraduates. CSU East Bay does not currently offer the Multiple Subject waiver; however, recent changes to the Education Code may allow for coursework with a grade of B- or better to suffice for sections of the CBEST and CSET. More information will be available in the future.

When students complete their B.A.s with the Liberal Studies major, they may apply for the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Program offered by the Teacher Education Department, a 1-year post-bac program starting in Summer term every year.  After completing the Credential Program, they are qualified for the California Teaching Credential for teaching in K-8 elementary schools in California.

Please attend an information session and visit the Credential Student Service Center for program and application details. 


CBEST Workshops

Overview of CBEST/Test Strategies: Friday, May 20th, 1pm to 4pm

CBEST Mathematics: Sunday, May 22, 1pm to 4pm

CBEST Reading: Wednesday, May 25, 1pm to 4pm

CBEST Writing: Friday, May 27, 1pm to 4pm

The workshops will be held virtually via zoom. 

Meeting ID: 895 5991 9062

Please RSVP by emailing

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to email




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