Single Subject Credential

Content Areas

The Single Subject Teaching Credential program prepares qualified candidates to teach the following content areas in California public middle and high schools:

  • Art
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • World Languages*

*The Single Subject Program can only place a limited number of World Languages candidates in student teaching. The number varies depending on the language.



2 semester Credential Only (Fall Start) Program

Courses are 3 units unless otherwise indicated.

Fall Semester: 6 courses / 18 units

  • Curriculum and Instruction I Course – discipline based; Select from courses below
    • Art - EDUC 750
    • English - ENG 713
    • Mathematics - S ED 759
    • Music - MUS 760
    • Physical Education - KIN 750
    • Science - S ED 759
    • Social Science - S ED 759
    • Modern Languages and Literatures - MLL 750
  • SED 701: Teaching for Equity in Secondary Schools
  • SED 720: Literacy across Content Areas
  • SED 751: Classroom Environment and Management
  • SED 800: Adolescent Development
  • SED 640: Observation and Participation (Field Placement)

Spring Semester: 4 courses / 18 units

  • Curriculum and Instruction II course- discipline based: Select from courses below
    • Art - EDUC 755
    • English - ENG 714
    • Mathematics - S ED 769
    • Music - MUS 761
    • Physical Education - KIN 751
    • Science - S ED 769
    • Social Science - S ED 769
    • World Languages - MLL 751
  • SED 752: Professional Perspectives and Practices
  • SED 790: Second Language Development
  • SED 660: Student Teaching (9 units)

Note 1: Awarded Credential in summer following completion of coursework, successful completion of the edTPA and CA preliminary credential requirements (e.g., CPR, technology, US Constitution).