Teaching Credential Programs
Multiple Subject and Dual Credential Programs
The Multiple Subject credential program at Fresno State is for students who want to become kindergarten or elementary school teachers, K-8. Our nationally accredited and award-winning program prepares candidates to teach elementary school in culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
The Dual credential program allows you to earn your Multiple Subject and Education Specialist (Special Education) credential simultaneously. The Education Specialist Credential authorizes the holder to teach students with mild/moderate or moderate/severe disabilities (grades TK-age 22) in public or private school programs, clinics, special schools, resource classrooms, educational programs, residential facilities, hospitals, and other agencies serving persons with disabilities. Some of the courses are required for both credentials but field placements are unique.
Add a Bilingual Authorization
The Fresno State Spanish/Hmong Bilingual Authorization Program trains future teachers with the skills needed to support linguistically and culturally diverse students. A majority of the courses required for a BAP can also be completed during your undergraduate degree.
Pathways to Earning Your Credential
We provide unique experiences for credential candidates to become more closely connected to students and educators in local school districts. Our dedicated district partnerships are essential in producing quality teachers. Students can earn a Multiple Subject or Dual Credential through evening cohorts, the Teacher Internship Program or our nationally recognized Teacher Residency Programs. Learn more.
Students are also able to begin their credential courses while pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies at Fresno State. For more information, visit the Liberal Studies program page.