Elementary Education

Credential Programs

Fall 2024 Application Deadline: July 1st 
(June 1st if you wish to do student teaching in your first semester)

Program Applications and Deadlines 

Schedule a Pre-Program and In-Program Advisement

The Department of Elementary Education offers multiple credential programs. If you have any questions, please email

Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential

The Multiple Subject Credential Program is primarily designed for persons who wish to teach elementary school children coming from diverse backgrounds. The Program includes foundational coursework in educational psychology, working with diverse populations, and teaching students with disabilities; a full complement of discipline-based methods courses; field experience, and two semesters of student teaching in elementary schools within the university’s service area.

Reading & Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential

This credential is offered only in conjunction with our M.A. in Education: Language and Literacy option. Please see here for more information.

Additional Options & Authorizations: Bilingual/CLAD/CTEL

For those students who hold: (a) a Single Subject Teaching Credential and wish to add a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, contact the Credential Office website; or (b) a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and want to add other authorizations, view the Added Authorizations page.