School of Education

Single Subject Credential Program

Program Information

The Single Subject Credential Program focuses on developing teachers who

  • embrace core democratic values and strive to live and teach by them,
  • know the content of the curriculum, including state-adopted standards, and be able to teach it to a diverse population of students,
  • design learning experiences based on an understanding of students' physical, intellectual, emotional, social, cultural, and linguistic needs,
  • utilize assessments to monitor student progress and modify instruction,
  • create and maintain a democratic learning environment that supports all students’ academic and personal success,
  • develop as a reflective practitioner who exercises legal and ethical responsibility and engages in continuous professional renewal, and
  • understand the role of teachers as moral stewards of the school and community.

This program leads to a Preliminary Single Subject Credential for teaching at the secondary school setting - middle or high school. Candidates may begin in fall or spring and participate in supervised teaching practica throughout northeastern California. Subject areas of Music, Art, and World Languages (Spanish) are fall start only. All other subject areas may start in fall or spring.

Candidates are able to complete programs leading to credentials through a variety of delivery options. All candidates follow the education block system. Assigned faculty advisors assist candidates with program planning.

CLASS: Computational Literacy Across Secondary Settings, Single Subject Credential & Master of Arts in Teaching

This pathway combines a Single Subject Credential in English, Mathematics, Science, or Special Education and a Master of Arts in Teaching. Prepares candidates to teach in a specific content area, usually at the secondary (grades 7-12) level. Summer start only. Additional information regarding the program is available at in new window)


For pre-program advising please visit this link.

Program Coordinator

Kristin Lower 
Tehama 401

Application Deadlines

Application Window: December - March 1st (Fall Term Start)

  • Bilingual
  • Concurrent
  • Education Specialist
  • Multiple Subject
  • Single Subject
  • Education Specialist Add-On

Application Window: July - October 1st (Spring Term Start)

  • Education Specialist
  • Multiple Subject
  • Single Subject
    • Art, Music, and World Languages (Spanish) are Fall Start only
  • Education Specialist Add-On