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The UCSC MA/Credential Program prepares future teachers to do the following:

  • See students' varying abilities, interests and perspectives as resources for learning and teaching.
  • Engage their K-12 students with challenging curriculum in meaningful ways.
  • Include innovative approaches to instructional practices, lessons design, and performance assessment.
  • Engage their K-12 students in the critical analysis of social issues aimed at building a just and democratic society.


The preliminary Multiple Subjects teaching credential program*: 

Prepares candidates to be elementary school teacher who teach in self-contained classrooms, typically grades K-8, where all subjects are taught by the same teacher.

*Bilingual Authorization (in Spanish) available.


The preliminary Single Subject teaching credential program*: 

Prepares candidates to be secondary school teachers who teach in a departmentalized setting where the teacher is generally responsible for one subject area, typically grades 7-12 (middle school and high school).  The single subject credential is offered in the following areas:

  • Social Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Science

*Bilingual Authorization (in Spanish) available.



For the annual Title II Institutional Report, including results for UC Santa Cruz, see: California Commission on Teacher Credentialing's Annual Report Card on California Teacher Preparation Programs For the Academic Year 2011-2012