Teacher Education

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Our communities' urban P-12 schools need qualified, well-prepared teachers dedicated to connecting every child to the full range of educational opportunities they deserve.

Students emerge from Teacher Education Credential Programs with the qualifications needed to apply for a California Preliminary Teaching Credential, and with the passion, experiences and practical skills to be successful classroom teachers.

Teacher Education Credential Programs

Multiple Subject

The Multiple Subject Option prepares candidates to earn a Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, authorizing them to teach in a self-contained public classroom, usually grades kindergarten through six. Learn more.

Single Subject

The Single Subject Option prepares candidates to complete their Preliminary Single Subject Credential authorizing them to teach a specific subject typically in public middle and high school classrooms in California. Learn more.

Special Education

The Special Education Program is a post-Baccalaureate program that prepares candidates to teach children and youths with disabilities in Pre-K to 12 classrooms. Special Education candidates may pursue a preliminary credential, advanced credential, and/or a MA in Special Education. Learn more.