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Teacher Education Credential Program

Our Teaching Credential Programs

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

  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential - These programs license teachers for the elementary setting or multiple subject setting and include a bilingual (Spanish) option.
  • Single Subject Teaching Credential- Graduates of these programs are licensed to teach a specific content area to secondary students.
  • Special Education  The Special Education Credential Program at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) offers a graduate course of study that leads to a California Educational Specialist Credential and/or a Master of Science Degree. Students may choose to specialize in one of the following three authorization areas: 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.

The James R. Watson & Judy Rodriguez Watson College of Education at California State University San Bernardino is fully accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).  Accreditation signals to the world that an institution has met the most rigorous standards of excellence in teacher education. Institutions that bear the CTC-accredited mark demonstrate that they are committed to upholding—and advancing—the quality of their programs.