Preliminary Teaching Credential: Multiple or Single Subject


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The School of Education offers both the Multiple Subject (elementary) and Single Subject (secondary) Teacher Credential Programs in Redlands, Apple Valley, South Coast Metro, Rancho Cucamonga, and Temecula. The programs are accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and are aligned with SB 2042 standards. The teacher credential programs are designed for individuals who have earned their Baccalaureate degrees.

Teaching Credential Multiple or Single subject at-a-glance table

Program Overview

  • Credential courses are offered in the evenings, with access for individuals of different backgrounds in mind.
  • Program takes 10 months to complete--students take 1 course, twice a week, for 5 weeks
  • Student teaching is a 14 week, full-time work commitment, which occurs at the end of the program

Class schedules are as follows:


Rancho Cucamonga

All courses meet M/W

 Redlands (University Campus)

Single subject courses meet T/Th
Multiple subject courses meet M/W 

 South Coast Metro

All courses meet M/W


All courses meet T/TH 


The coursework and the field experience segments of the Preliminary Teacher Credential are delivered in a prescribed sequence.

An educational foundation course is followed by four methods-related courses. These methods courses are accompanied by two early field experiences in the public school system and the first two task-segments of the Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA)*, a state-mandated interactive examination that must be passed prior to recommendation for a credential.

When candidates demonstrate the required program competencies including all prerequisites, content and pedagogy coursework with a 3.0 or higher grade point average, and successful completion of the first two TPA tasks, they may begin their student teaching placements and the culminating seminar course. Throughout this portion of the program's sequence, the final two task-segments of the TPA are completed and evaluated.

The use of educational technology is incorporated in all courses, field experiences and TPA segments, as are the theory and skills needed to effectively teach English Learners and diverse student populations enrolled in today's classroom.

Please contact an Admissions Counselor with further questions. 

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