Single Subject Credential Program (SSCP)

Welcome to the Single Subject Credential Program (SSCP)
at Cal State Long Beach!

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 Ten SSCP Subject Programs:

Got Questions?

The Teacher Preparation Advising Center (TPAC) at CSULB provides advising to all prospective and current credential students. See the advising schedule list below for more information on how to speak with an advisor. We also offer monthly information sessions where an advisor goes over the program in detail and answers any questions that prospective students have. We suggest that prospective students begin by attending an Information Session first and then reach out to TPAC with any questions or one on one assistance you may need after that.

TPAC Advising Hours

In-Person Advising -  We've MOVED! Come see us in our new location in EED-32! Same building just down the hall. Enter our NEW Office from the outside courtyard between AS and EED. Look for the sign on the door!

By Appointment - Candidates that wish to make an appointment with a Credential Advisor may do so by calling 562-985-1105 and request to make an appointment with a Credential Advisor. Appointments are available in-person or via Zoom. Candidates that wish to make an appointment with a Liberal Studies Advisor must do so online through Beach Connect. 

Advising Hours

In-Person Drop-in Advising Available in EED-32
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm-5:00pm

TPAC will NOT be available for in-person advising on Friday July 5, 2024 due to building construction. Staff are working remotely so give us a call at 562-985-1105 for assistance. 

Campus Closure Days:

  • Monday May 27, 2024 - Memorial Day
  • Thursday July 4, 2024 - Independence Day

August 09, 2024    3:00pm-4:00pm Zoom
September 2024 3:00pm-4:00pmTBA
October 20243:00pm-4:00pmTBA
November 20243:00pm-4:00pmTBA


For additional information related to professional licensure and certification related to this program, please see the Credential Center.