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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.

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 contact Amanda Taylor in Tehama 102, call 530-898-6421 to schedule an appointment, or email

Program Coordinator

Dr. Maris Thompson 
Tehama 104

Application Deadlines

February 15 (Fall Term)*

  • Bilingual
  • Concurrent
  • Education Specialist
  • Multiple Subject
  • CLASS-Single Subject
  • Single Subject

*Deadline for Fall 2020 applications is March 1

September 15 (Spring Term)

  • Education Specialist
  • Multiple Subject
  • CLASS-Education Specialist
  • Single Subject