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School of Education

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About CSU, Chico Teaching Credential Programs

The School of Education Teacher Credential Programs work with close to 450 Cooperating and Local Support Teachers across 74 partnering school districts in a large, rural service region of Northern California. Collaborating with nearly 10% of the school districts and County Offices of Education in the Golden State, the School of Education fills a critical role in providing well prepared, credentialed teachers in grades TK-12. Offering a robust education preparation program serving rural, urban cluster and urbanized areas, we are truly unique.

Five Credential Program Options

Teacher Credential Programs are required for future employment as a public school teacher at the elementary and secondary levels. Our programs prepare future teacher leaders with five credential programs/authorization options including: Multiple Subjects, Single Subject, Education Specialist, Concurrent, and Bilingual Education.

Practical Experience

Our Teacher Credential Programs provide candidates with the knowledge and skills necessary to become effective, reflective, and engaged educators. All credential pathways/authorizations require a two semester teaching practicum with hands-on field experience in a classroom setting under the guidance of experienced TK-12 teachers.

Preparation for Future Employment

The teaching practicum and coursework in methods and theory prepare candidates for employment in California public schools, TK-12th grade. Additionally, the teaching credential students participate in education workshops and attend hiring fairs that assist teacher candidates with building resumes/portfolios, preparing for job interviews, and meeting with future employers. The program has a long history of preparing teachers for immediate career entry in order to meet the educational needs of the state of California.