Credential Options

Candidates are admitted into one of the following combined MA/Credential tracks:

Elementary (Multiple Subject) Credential:

The preliminary multiple subject teaching credential for elementary school teachers qualifies candidates to teach in self-contained elementary classrooms, typically in grades K-5 where all subjects are taught by the same teacher.

Secondary (Single Subject) Credential:

The preliminary single subject teaching credential for secondary teachers is used in a departmentalized setting, typically in grades 6-12 where the teacher is generally responsible for teaching one subject. The single subject program offers the following subject areas:

  • Mathematics
    • Single Subject Teaching Credential - Subject matter competency in mathematics is a prerequisite to being fully admitted to the single subject credential program in mathematics.  Candidates are allowed to teach all middle and high school math courses.
    • Foundational Mathematics Credential - The foundational credential allows candidates to teach middle school mathematics and some high school mathematics including general mathematics, algebra, geometry, probability and statistics, and consumer mathematics.
  • English
  • Social Sciences
  • Science
    • Biological/Life Sciences
    • Chemistry
    • Geosciences
    • Physics

Bilingual Authorization:

In conjunction with the Multiple Subject and Single Subject credential options, we also offer a Bilingual Authorization in Spanish. The Bilingual Authorization is designed to prepare qualified multiple and single subject candidates to teach in Spanish/English bilingual settings.

Programs of study are subject to change.