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Single Subject Credential Program (SSCP)

Single Subject Credential Program (SSCP)

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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:

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