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Program Overview

The Single Subjects Credential Program Offers:

A Reputation of Excellence

CSUSB programs are highly respected by local school districts -- offering our candidates a competitive edge in the job market.

CSUSB faculty are national and international leaders in their respective areas.

Credential programs are accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Preparation for Excellence

Through research and practice, CSUSB faculty contribute to the advancement of the broader education field while staying in touch with the daily realities experienced by education professionals in contemporary schools and communities.

You can expect strong preparation in the methods of teaching with a strong foundation in the underlying theories and research that will enable you to design classroom environments.

Speed and Flexibility

Options for you to complete your credential at CSUSB in two semesters as a full-time student.

Credential programs accommodate part-time students.

Classes are scheduled to accommodate the needs of working adults.

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Affordable Cost

As a state university, tuition at CSUSB is among the most affordable in the region. CSUSB offers affordability while retaining high standards and a reputation of distinction for our graduates.



Subject Matter Preparation

The Single Subject Credential Program at CSUSB is accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The program currently offers subject matter preparation in the following disciplines:

  • ART
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES (French, Spanish)
  • SCIENCE (Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences or Physics)

The Single Subject Program at CSUSB offers three pathways:

With the exception of the supervised field experience, the three pathways are identical in the coursework and performance expectations.

The Program provides candidates with the skills and expertise to provide academic instruction for English Learners and students with special needs in secondary schools. 

Early Completion Option

The Early Completion Intern Option is intended to provide individuals who have requisite skills and knowledge an opportunity to challenge the course work portion of a Multiple Subject or Single Subject Intern Program (does not apply to Education Specialist Intern Programs) and demonstrate pedagogical skills through a performance assessment while in a Commission-approved intern program.