Elementary Education

Graphic of apple on stacked books, color pencils, and ABC blocks on deskWelcome to the Multiple Subject Credential Program!

Elementary teachers have a unique calling. They need to do more than educate students — they must motivate and captivate. Now, if that sounds like a task suited to you, maybe you have what is needed to teach in elementary school.

Teacher Education at Stanislaus State offers a variety of graduate programs, many of which can be completed in a year, to equip the state’s future K-6 teachers with the keys needed to unlock the potential in children.

The Multiple Subject Credential Program is a gateway for many elementary
teachers. It is a 36-unit program that includes student teaching. The program can be completed in a year. There are several institutions where aspiring teachers can attain their credentials. Stanislaus State stands out because of its intended mix of Multiple Subject Credential Program’s affordability, timeliness, convenience, and depth of preparation.

COVID 19 & Campus Updates

Basic Skills Requirement: NEW Options 

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing recently announced that the Basic Skills Requirement (CBEST) and Subject Matter Competency (CSET) may now be met by Commission-approved coursework. 


​Multiple Subject Credential Program Documents


Additional Information

Program Coordinators

Dr. Adam Devitt | DBH 329

Dr. Shannon Panfilio-Padden | DBH 325

Virtual Office Hours:

By Appointment: Email to Book





    Credential Program Information

    Spring 2023 Application Period:
    August 22nd - September 30th, 2022
    Spring 2023 Interview Dates:

    Academic Catalog - MSCP

    MSCP - Bilingual Authorization

    Concurrent MSCP-ESCP: Mild/Mod
    Concurrent MSCP-ESCP: Mod/Severe

    MSCP Program Information Session
    MSCP Program Information Slides

    *Handy Dandy Advising Sheet*
    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    Application Materials

    Spring 2023 MSCP Application

    Application Guide and Instructions

    Application Forms


    Preparation Resources for CBEST & CSET

    FREE ACCESS to Study.com CTC Test Prep



    Student Teaching or Interning

    MSCP Clinical Practice Fieldwork Information

    Residency Pathway

    Are you interested in pursuing a rewarding career as a Spanish Bilingual teacher? Then the Stan State Warriors Teach! Residency Pathway might be for you. Engage in deeper clinical training while completing the credential program in a year. Have your tuition fully covered as a year-long resident.

    Watch this video for more information, Or see the PowerPoint below! 



    Residency Pathway Webpage