Frequently Asked Questions about SSCP

How long does it take to complete the program?

The program is 32 units. Full-time students can complete the program in one year if enrolled in both semesters.  Students who start in August finish by the end of May. Students who begin in January finish by the end of December.  Students also have the option of completing the program in three semesters if this better suits their needs.

How much does it cost?

Full-time students pay about $4,232 for 7 units or more each semester (Fall/Spring) and Part-time students pay about $2,834 for 0-6 units per semester (Fall/Spring). Overall book costs are approximately $700. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Contact Financial Aid office for more details at 209-667-3336.

Do you offer assistance in passing the CBEST & CSET exams?

Yes, please contact the Teacher Recruitment and Retention Office (DBH 307) for information about test guidebooks, resources and upcoming workshops at | 209-667-3589 or visit CBEST/CSET/RICA Preparation Resources.   

Are paid internships allowed for student teaching?

In the Single Subject Program, students may submit an application for consideration of a full-time teaching job for their second semester of student teaching. If approved, we encourage students to work under a STSP (Short Term Staff Permit); thus, saving students from paying for another course and tracking more professional development hours as required through a traditional internship. For further information, please contact Dr. Heather Dean at or 209-667-3793

Who do I contact if I have additional program questions?

For program information, you may visist the Credential Information, Application and Forms webpage or contact Credential Services at | 209-667-3534 or the Single Subject Coordinator, Dr. Heather Dean at | 209-667-3793.

Who do I contact if I have student teaching questions?

Please contact the Office of Field Services at or 209-667-3045.