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Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

Important Application Deadlines

2023-2024 Application Deadlines & Consideration Periods
Spring 2024 Fall 2024
Early Consideration Deadline: August 7, 2023 Early Consideration Deadline: TBA
Priority Consideration Deadline: September 11, 2023 Priority Consideration Deadline: TBA
Late Consideration/Final Deadline: October 9, 2023 Late Consideration/Final Deadline: TBA

Find the application form and instructions on our Credential Program Admissions website.

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Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Multiple Subject Credential program to educate future teachers for California's schools.  Program coursework is structured to promote reflective practice as credential candidates strive to understand the relationship of educational theory to the development of the individual learner, issues of cultural diversity, the needs of local communities, and the demands of modern society.

About the Program

A Multiple Subject Credential authorizes a person to teach all students including English language learners in a self-contained classroom (grades K-12 but generally grades K-6). Persons who obtain a Multiple Subject Credential with Bilingual Authorization emphasis are authorized to teach ethnically and linguistically diverse students in a self-contained classroom (grades K-12 but generally grades K-6) using both English and the students' primary language for instruction. 

In order to receive a Multiple Subject Credential, candidates must complete the following state requirements. 

  • Approved Teacher Preparation Program (CSUSB's Multiple Subject Program)
  • Baccalaureate Degree
  • Subject Matter Competency through CSET
  • California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)
  • Certificate of Clearance
  • U.S. Constitution
  • Assessment of Candidate's Knowledge, Skills and Dispositions
  • Reading Instruction Competency Assessment (RICA)
  • CPR-infant, child, & adult (see page 4 of the handbook)

The California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST) and the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) assessments are required of all applicants and students seeking a Teaching Credential. These assessments are mandated by the State of California. Please contact the Program Coordinator for more information regarding due dates and proof of passing. The CSUSB Financial Aid Office may offer assistance with building a financial aid packet that will allow for the cost of the assessments.


Multiple Subject Program Plans