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Teaching Credentials

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

A teacher with a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential is authorized to teach students in grades pre-K through 12 in self-contained classrooms, or in classes organized primarily for adults. The credential holder may serve in a core or team-teaching setting.  This credential includes the English Learner Authorization which permits the teacher to provide instruction for English language development.

The Multiple Subject Credential Program (MSCP) is a post-baccalaureate program focusing on preparing teachers for California. The 34-semester unit program includes early field experiences in elementary schools, combined with coursework, supervised student teaching and two cycles of assessments (i.e., CalTPA). Supervised student teaching requires full-time attendance at an elementary or middle school. Program requirements must be met within five years of the date of admission to the program.

Single Subjects Teaching Credential

The Single Subject Credential program is designed for post-baccalaureate students who will take courses to prepare them to receive a Single Subject Teaching Credential. All courses and experiences are created under the guidelines as recommended by the Credential of Teaching Commission (CTC).

Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization

The Adapted Physical Education (APE) Added Authorization allows an individual to teach special needs students who are precluded from participating  in a general education physical education program or a specially designed physical education program as determined by the local level special education assessment. 

Master's Degrees

Education (M.A.)

The Master of Arts in Education degree program engages students in an advanced study of teaching, learning, assessment, and curriculum development.  Principles of social justice serve as a back drop for examining each of the above four domains of knowledge within the context of being productive educators serving a diverse population of students. The program is designed for K-12 educators and credential students to earn a  master’s degree that is relevant to producing effective classroom teachers and teacher leaders. 

Reading & Literacy (M.A.) This program is currently on hiatus and not accepting applications at this time. 

The Master of Arts in Reading and Literacy Education meets the needs of the candidate who is interested in becoming an effective educator of reading, writing and literacy. The program aims to improve the quality of instruction among literacy educators who work with learners at all levels (pre-K-adult), not only to develop strong literacy skills, but also to acquire a lifelong love of literacy. By advocating for research, policy, and instructional practices that are appropriate and effective, the program strives to promote and sustain a culture of literacy within the schools, homes, and communities of those we serve. Program graduates are highly qualified professionals who successfully yield successful literacy outcomes for all learners through the implementation of sound instructional practices grounded in current theory and research, including balanced literacy instruction, new literacies and digital literacies, alignment to common core standards, and literacy education for diverse learners. Graduates of this program are also prepared to serve as literacy leaders in their educational contexts.

STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) (M.A.)

The Master of Arts in STEM Education program is a Master's degree program for students who want to advance their professional knowledge and skills in STEM Education. The program is to prepare STEM educators and leaders to more effectively teach, engage, and inspire a diverse population of students in the STEM fields. Through an advance course of study, this program provides candidates with specialized experiences that will enhance their knowledge, skills, and dispositions that prepare them to become expert STEM educators and leaders who will advance STEM education, either in discipline-specific or integrated settings, K-12 schools, and other informal contexts. Our goal is to prepare teachers who will be able to prepare students for the 21st century global society through engaging them in authentic inquiry, real world problem-solving, critical and creative thinking, productive collaboration and effective communication.  

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (M.A.)

The Master of Arts in Education, TESOL Option is a program designed to meet the needs of English teachers in classrooms with English learners both in the United States and abroad. We offer specialization in K-12 education, adult ESL, program management, and college-level English teaching. Teaching English in California and around the world is a fast-growing profession.

Minor & Certificates

Gender & Sexuality Studies (Minor and Certificate)

CSUSB offers both a minor and certificate program in Gender and Sexuality Studies. The aim of both programs is to prepare students, through the study of gender and sexuality, with insights, knowledge, and interpretive frameworks that will equip them personally, intellectually, and professionally. The programs allow students to examine how gender and/or sexuality as social constructs shape (and are shaped by) individual lives, groups, institutions, and social structures.

Teaching English as a Second Language (Certificate)

The Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language allows students to gain expertise in this area of teaching and is often a necessary qualification for teaching English as a foreign language overseas and for teaching English as a second language in intensive language programs in the United States.