Credential Programs

This page displays all College of Education and Affiliated Programs that offer preliminary or advanced credentials. View Explore Our Programs for a full overview of all programs the College of Education offers, including bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees.


For advising on Preliminary Education Specialist, Multiple Subject and Single Subject Credential Programs, please contact the Teacher Preparation Advising Center.


Preliminary Education Specialist Instruction Credential - Teach students with special needs.


Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential - Become an elementary school teacher.


Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential - Become a middle or high-school teacher.


Urban Dual Credential Program - Earn a Preliminary Education Specialist Instruction Credential and a Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.

Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization - Administration and implementation of physical activity programs for persons with disabilities in K-12 schools.


Bilingual Authorization - Authorization to teach in Dual Language classrooms.


MSCP and SSCP Added Authorizations - The Credential Center has information regarding Supplementary Authorizations, Subject Matter Authorizations, and adding a Multiple, Single, or Additional Content Area.


Reading and Literacy Added Authorization - Authorization to assess student reading and provide reading instruction in response to those assessments.


Special Class Authorization - Digital Literacy - Authorization to provide departmentalized instruction in information literacy, digital literacy, and digital citizenship.

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential - Become a school principal or other school administrator.


Pupil Personnel Services Credential - School Counseling - Learn to use data-driven interventions to promote academic, career, and personal/social development in urban elementary, middle and high school students.


Pupil Personnel Services Credential - School Psychology - Become highly trained in education and psychology to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally.


Pupil Personnel Services Credential - School Social Work and Child Welfare and Attendance - Become highly trained to provide appropriate prevention and intervention strategies to remove barriers to learning.


Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential - Authorization to conduct Language, Speech, and Hearing assessments and provide specific learning disability area services related to speech and language, and special education services to individuals with language and speech impairments across the special education disability areas, to students from birth through age 22.


Teacher Librarian Services Credential - Become a credentialed library professional (program includes Special Class Authorization in Digital Literacy).