Secondary Education

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    Welcome to the Secondary Education Department

  • College of Education Building

Credential Programs

California has a two-tier credential structure. A five-year preliminary credential is the first credential issued after an individual meets basic credential requirements. A clear credential is issued when all credential requirements have been completed. A Single Subject Teaching Credential authorizes the holder to teach the specific subject(s) named on the credential in departmentalized classes such as those in most middle schools and high schools. However, a teacher authorized for single subject instruction may be assigned to teach any subject in his or her authorized fields at any grade level: preschool, grades K–12, or in classes organized primarily for adults. The statutory subjects available for California Single Subject Teaching Credentials are listed below.

You can also see the Credential Office website for more information on our programs.

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Foundational-Level Mathematics
  • Social Science
  • Science
    • Biological Sciences (Specialized)
    • Chemistry (Specialized)
    • Foundational-Level General Science
    • Geosciences (Specialized)
    • Physics (Specialized)
    • Science: Biological Sciences
    • Science: Chemistry
    • Science: Geosciences
    • Science: Physics
  • Business
  • Art
  • Health Science
  • Home Economics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • World Languages
    • American Sign Language (ASL)
    • Mandarin
    • French
    • German
    • Korean
    • Spanish