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Teaching Credential Options

We are committed to providing excellent programs that prepare candidates for initial teaching licensure. We work closely with the more than 55 school districts in our expansive region to develop and implement teacher preparation programs for various school settings. The college is pleased to offer basic teacher preparation programs in:

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

Those interested in teaching a range of subjects within their self-contained classrooms will benefit most from the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, which authorizes them to instruct reading, writing, math, and the humanities from grades K—8.


Single Subject Credential

Graduates of the Single Subject credential program are authorized to teach one specific subject, such as English, math, science, home economics, history, or physical education, in most middle schools and high schools, in grades preschool and K–12.


Special Education

CSUSB's Special Education Credential Program provides a path to a California Educational Specialist Credential and/or a Master's, with specializations in Mild/Moderate Support Needs, Extensive Support Needs, or Early Childhood Special Education.


Career & Technical Education

This credential is for those candidates seeking employment with a Regional Occupational Program (ROP), Public or Charter School, or Correctional Institution. It is also beneficial for persons teaching in a community college, private secondary, or post-secondary environment.


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Teaching Credential Admissions Advising Staff

Attending an Information Session is the first step to learning more about our Teaching Credential Programs. The information session dates and availability vary for each program. Visit our information sessions page for complete details. 

Arlena Allende

Arlena Allende
Program Admissions Advisor
(909) 537-5291

Arlena holds information sessions for the following Teaching Credential programs:

Shelia Braggs

Shelia Braggs
Program Admissions Advisor
(909) 537-5621

Shelia holds information sessions for the following Teaching Credential programs:

Giovanni Gonzalez

Giovanni Gonzalez
Admissions Technician
(909) 537-3605

Teaching Credentials Admissions Technician

Our admissions personnel are committed to facilitating the application process for our Teaching Credential programs by assisting prospective candidates in pursuing higher education. We are available to guide all application-related inquiries to ensure a smooth process for all applicants. We can help you with the following:

  • Application processing.
  • Document review

Upon successful review of your application, it will be reviewed by your Program Coordinator.