Earn State Introductory Subject Matter Authorizations on your credential for coursework you have already completed!

Liberal Studies majors can add authorizations certifying them to teach English, Math, Social Science, and Science through grade nine to their Stanislaus State Multiple Subject Credential.

Forms for verification of the authorizations are available in the LIBS Department and online. A list of completed courses, units and grades are required on each authorization form.

Verification of Subject Matter Authorizations is done in the Liberal Studies Department and forwarded to Stanislaus State Credential Processing Center. Coursework must be completed by the end of student teaching. Please note: Effective February 9, 2011 a $10.00 processing fee for recommendation to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing will be required at the time you apply for your Multiple Subject Credential.

Stanislaus State is authorized by CCTC to recommend the authorizations as additions to the Multiple Subject Credential after verification of coursework and grades.

Important Documents

Application Form V: Introductory Subject Matter Authorization.pdf
English: Application Worksheet.pdf
Social Science: Application Worksheet.pdf
Mathematics: Application Worksheet.pdf
Science: Application Worksheet.pdf


Begin tracking coursework in authorization areas (English, Social Science, Math, Science). For courses at Columbia, Merced, MJC, or SJ Delta see a Libs faculty advisor for questions.

When coursework is completed (32 units), submit ONE application to the LIBS Department for all Introductory Authorizations no later than the second semester of the credential program (student teaching semester). There is a $20 verification fee per application.

Q & A

Each authorization requires 32 units with grades C, CR, or better.

Community college courses are acceptable upon approval. For courses at other colleges see a Libs faculty advisor.

Apply when you complete required courses and before you finish student teaching.

Apply when you complete required courses and before you finish student teaching.

There is a $20 verification fee. You may apply for multiple authorizations for one fee using the same form. Authorizations are posted to your credential at no additional charge.

Updated: July 12, 2023