Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential (Secondary Education) | California Teacher Certification and Licensure | San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, California
BUILD A TEACHING CAREER AND SHAPE YOUNG MINDSThe Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential program at the Hufstedler School of Education allows future educators like yourself to specialize your teaching career within a specific academic subject of expertise. Single subject teachers typically pursue careers within California’s middle and secondary schools.
Teaching credentials are available in a variety of subject areas, including:
Embedded within the credential program are the state-required authorization in Cross-cultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD) and compliance with the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.
Successful completion of the program results in a preliminary teaching credential recommendation to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).
EARN YOUR CREDENTIAL AND MASTER’S SIMULTANEOUSLY AS A STUDENT OR INTERN TEACHER - THE CHOICE IS YOURS
We offer three effective and distinct pathways towards earning your Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential:
- Student Teaching
The Student Teaching Option provides the ideal environment to study pedagogy and apply it in the classroom under the guidance of a Master Teacher before you begin your career as a full-time teacher-of-record. Your experience will include online coursework, on-ground seminars, classroom observations and mentoring. You will also complete an 18-week student teaching assignment assisting a classroom’s Master Teacher at an Alliant-designated site. Learn more here.
- Standard Intern Teaching
The Intern Teaching Option is ideal for those wishing to pursue their teaching certification while earning an income as a paid teacher-of-record at an Alliant-approved site. You will also engage in online coursework, on-ground seminars and mentoring. Learn more here.
- Early Completion Intern Teaching Option (ECO)
ECO is an abbreviated version of the Standard Intern Teaching path. It is ideally designed for experienced classroom teachers who have not yet earned a preliminary teaching credential. Admission to the ECO program is contingent upon successful completion of assessment exams designated by the CCTC. Please read more about the Early Completion Option here.
GO FURTHER AND PAIR YOUR CREDENTIAL WITH ALLIANT'S ONLINE MASTER’S IN EDUCATION PROGRAM
Candidates for the Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential have the option to dually enroll in our online Master of Arts in Education with Teaching Emphasis program, providing you with enhanced instruction and expertise in teaching pedagogy and theory to help shape your applied experience. Obtaining your master's also opens up possibilities for increased financial rewards and employment possibilities, including teaching at community colleges or universities. All credential coursework counts toward completion fo the master's degree, and the master’s may be completed with only 3-4 additional online courses beyond the credential. The total number of additional courses depends upon your choice of Student Teaching, Standard Intern Teaching or Early Completion Intern Teaching pathways.
CHOOSE AN ACCREDITED UNIVERSITY AND A CCTC-APPROVED PROGRAM
The Hufstedler School of Education’s program is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). Alliant International University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).