The first step to admissions is to attend an information session for an overview of the Single Subject Credential Program and admission requirements.
Brenda Machuca (Palm Desert Campus)
PDC Admissions Counselor
909-537-8109 / 760-341-2883 x78111
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.
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.
|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:
- World Languages (French and Spanish only),
- Mathematics/Foundational Mathematics,
- Physical Education,
- Sciences, and
- Social Sciences.
Below are the available program options:
Student Teaching Option
- Track A (2 Semesters)
- Track B (3 Semesters)
- Track C (Start in Senior Year)
- 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.
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.
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.
|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.
Dr. Becky Sumbera
Single Subject Credential Program Coordinator
Department of Teacher Education and Foundations
Office: CE 249