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Information Session


The first step to admissions is to attend an information session for an overview of the Single Subject Credential Program and admission requirements. 

Shelia Braggs (Palm Desert Campus)
Program Admissions Advisor


Arlena Allende (Main Campus)
Program Admissions Advisor

What is a Single Subject Credential?

What is a Single Subject Credential? A single subject credential authorizes a person to teach a specific subject or subjects in most middle schools and high schools.

Program Mission

The Single Subject program prepares teachers to become leaders in transformative education, an evolutionary process of change by which schooling practices become increasingly effective in promoting learning in urban settings. Inquiry and reflective practice are the foundations of the transformative process, a process that allows teachers to evaluate current school practices and imagine teaching and learning in new ways.

It is our goal to educate teachers who in turn can assist their students develop to their full potential and become reflective, contributing members of local, regional, and global communities.

An overview of the Single Subject Credential Program

Completion of the CSET (California Subject Examination for Teachers) in the specialty teaching area you are planning to teach. 


Completion of one of the following CTC approved subject matter waiver preparation programs at this university.

Subject Matter Waiver Preparation Programs

Single Subject Credential Degree Major
Art B.A. Art (Plan I)
Chemistry Waiting for  Approval 
English B.A. English (ETPP)
Foreign Language B.A. Spanish (Hispanic Language, Literature and Civilization - Teaching)
Foundational Mathematics/Mathematics BS in Mathematics Teaching Concentration (BSTC)
Music Waiting for  Approval 
Physical Education B.S. Kinesiology (Pedagogy)

The Single Subject Credential Program offers preparation in the areas of:

  • Art,
  • English,
  • World Languages (French and Spanish only),
  • Mathematics/Foundational Mathematics,
  • Music,
  • Physical Education,
  • Sciences, and
  • Social Sciences.

Below are the available program options:

  • Student Teaching Option

    • Track A (2 Semesters)
    • Track B (3 Semesters)
  • Senior Program

    • Track C (Start in Senior Year)
  • Intern Option

    • Track D (3 Semesters)

English Learner Authorization

Graduates for the CSUSB Single Subject Program will hold an English Learner Authorizations that permits the teacher to provide integrated English Language Development, ELD instruction, and Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English, SDAIE within their content area.

Added Authorization

A holder of a Single Subject Credential may add a second credential in a different subject without completing the full preparation program. See CTC requirements (.pdf) for more information. 

Please contact the Credential Processors (Monica & Jenifer) at (909) 537-5609 for all advising regarding credentials. For more information, please visit the Student Services website.

Advisement List

AY 2021 - 2022

You are invited to seek advisement that will help you plan and progress smoothly through the program by contacting the program admissions advisor located in the Student Services Office at (909) 537-5291 or see an advisor at our Palm Desert Campus Teacher Education Office at (909) 537-8108. 

Advisement List
Advisor Teacher Candidates   Office
Dr. Karen Escalante Physical Education CE 275
Dr. Jordan Fullam Art & Music CE 245
Dr. Mark Groen Social Sciences CE 271
Dr. Jaqueline Hughes Math (Returning Students) CE 324
Dr. Halil Tasova Math (F21 New Cohort) CE 274
Dr. Nicole Klimow English CE 246
Dr. Jacqueline Romano World Languages CE 247
Dr. Becky Sumbera New Students & Interns CE 249
Dr. Mick Verdi TPA CE 270
Dr. Xinying Yin Science CE 328

Your success in completing a program with satisfaction is the faculty and my gratification. Working together, we can achieve your goal of earning a credential.

Shelia Braggs (Palm Desert Campus)
Program Admissions Advisor