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Single Subject Credential Program (SSCP)

Single Subject Credential Program (SSCP)

The University has recently announced that all in-person classes will be suspended for the remainder of the Spring semester as a preventative measure. Please note that this is only as a preventative measure and there are currently NO cases of COVID-19 related to our campus. The Teacher Preparation Advising Center is closed until further notice. During this time of closure, we will continue to hold online Zoom advising Monday-Friday from 9am-11am and 2pm-4pm if you would like to speak with an advisor online. To participate in online Zoom advising, click the following link during advising hours​. You may also send us an email at and we will respond as quickly as possible. 

Program Overview

The Preliminary Single Subject Credential Program (SSCP) at CSULB prepares candidates to teach the specific subject(s) named on the credential in departmentalized schools. This is commonly done in California high schools, junior high and middle schools. However, a teacher authorized for single subject instruction may be assigned to teach any subject in his or her authorized fields at any grade level: kindergarten and grades one through twelve. Completion of the program lead to issuance of the Preliminary Single Subject Credential from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Subject Area Program Options

The Single Subject Credential Program is comprised of nine SSCP Subject Programs: