Secondary Education

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Welcome to the Single Subject Credential Program!

"It is a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together." –unknown

We are so glad you are here!  We, as the SSCP Faculty, care deeply about preparing competent and caring professionals for the field of education.  While teaching has its challenges, teaching also has lifelong rewards and we are excited that you are considering a future that enables you to educate today's youth!

In our program, we will provide you with the support you need to impact a generation of students.  You will find that our program pairs research and practice to position you to be a teacher of impact from day one!  To learn more about the structure of our program and the required coursework, please access the links below for pre-admission information sessions and advising information.

We look forward to being a part of your journey!

COVID 19 & Campus Updates

Basic Skills Requirement: NEW Options 

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

(NEW) Basic Skills Requirement (BSR) Form available at Credential Services.

More info about CSET updates will be coming in January 2022.

Credential Program Information

Spring 2022 Application Period
August 23rd - September 30th, 2021

Interview Date
November 5th, 2021

Program Orientation
December 3rd, 2021

Student Teaching Orientation
November 19rd 2021 at 4 pm
Orientation Zoom Link

Pre-Program & Program Advising

Dr. Jon McFarland
Thursdays from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Dr. Derek Riddle
Thursdays 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Intern Pathway Information: 

Intern Orientation Fall 2021:


Student Teaching

Students accepted into the credential program are allowed to begin their student teaching experience during the 1st program semester. All students interested must submit a Student Teaching Application to Field Services for consideration. Please visit the SSCP Student Teaching webpage below for the application deadline, requirements, and further information. Applications may be submitted to DBH 320 or emailed to

SSCP Student Teaching Information

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