Program Overview

Program Overview

The Single Subject Credential Program is a self-paced program that is for candidates that have a bachelor's degree in any area from CSULB or another accredited institution within the U.S. For candidates that have a bachelor's degree from outside the U.S., they will need to seek foreign transcript evaluation by an agency that is approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to ensure that their degree is equivalent to a U.S. Bachelor's degree.

At CSULB we offer the Single Subject Credential Program in the following 9 areas:

Candidate must show subject matter competence in the area that they choose to pursue. Subject matter competency can be met by completing a subject matter preparation program, through transcript evaluation or by passing the CSET exam for the specific subject area. 

The Single Subject Credential Program is comprised of a total of 45 units over 9 courses (1 pre-requisites, 4 co-requisites and 4 core courses, and student teaching seminar course) and a semester of student teaching.  The program can be completed in 3 semesters (a year and a half) if you attend full time however, it is self-paced and the courses may be attended part time. Candidates are allowed 7 years from program admittance to complete the program. Each course is valid for 7 years from the semester it is taken and the program must be completed prior to courses expiring to avoid having to retake any of them.  Below is the list of courses required for the program.