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Single Subject

A Single Subject Teaching Credential authorizes the holder to teach the specific subject(s) named on the credential in departmentalized classes such as those in most middle schools and high schools. However, a teacher authorized for single subject instruction may be assigned to teach any subject in his or her authorized fields at any grade level: preschool, grades K–12, or in classes organized primarily for adults. Cal State East Bay offers credentials in:

  • Art
  • English
  • Foundational Mathematics* 
  • Foundational Science*
  • History/Social Studies
  • Languages Other Than English (French, Hindi, Mandarin, or Spanish)
  • Mathematics (all areas)*
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Geological Sciences, or Physics)*

*Math and Sciences are NOT offered for Online Program at this time.


Program Structure

It is a full-time one-year cohort-based program. Candidates begin a full load of classes in the summer beginning in June. During the fall and spring semesters, candidates will spend five days a week conducting fieldwork and generally have classes two to three evenings per week. The program only accepts candidates for June admissions.

Important Deadlines

Department Applications

(Traditional & Alternate Intern Route)

Applications open: November 26, 2019

Applications close: April 22, 2020

Document deadline: May 8, 2020

University Application

(Cal State Apply)

Applications open: February 1, 2020

Applications close: April 22, 2020

Document deadline: May 8, 2020

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