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Teaching Credential Programs

Single Subject Teaching Credential

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Fresno State's Single Subject Credential program proudly serves over 175 school districts in the Central Valley of California. We acknowledge that our community and district partners are counting on us to prepare teacher candidates who are ready for employment. Therefore, it is our mission to prepare caring, competent, technologically-savvy and reflective teacher candidates. We aim to provide our teacher candidates with opportunities to embrace the diverse cultures of our valley, understand and be willing to act on the social justice and equity concerns that directly affect the communities in which they will be teaching and possess the moral imperative that all students are capable of learning.

The California Single Subject Teaching Credential authorizes the holder to teach the specific subject(s) named on the credential in departmentalized classes, such as those in most middle schools and high schools, in grades preschool, K–12 or in classes organized primarily for adults.

The credential program also includes content for teaching English learners that authorizes the credential holder to provide instruction for English language development and specially designed academic instruction in English within the subject area and grade level authorization of the Single Subject Teaching Credential.

Single Subject Area Options

Each subject area has slightly different requirements for both the traditional and internship single subject credential. Please visit Future Students to view requirements by each subject area.

*Potential candidates may only apply to ONE of the academic subject matter areas listed below:

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • French
  • Geological Science
  • Industrial Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Social Science
  • Spanish