Single Subject Teaching Credential

Important Deadlines for Admissions

DeadlineSingle Subject Credential Winter 2020:
- Monday, November 18, 2019 (or first 25 complete applications)

Single Subject Credential Fall 2020:
- Monday, February 10, 2020 (Early Consideration)
- Monday, April 6, 2020
- Monday, June 1, 2020 (Late Consideration)

Find the application form and instructions on our Credential Program Admissions website.


What is a Single Subject Credential?

What is a Single Subject Credential? A single subject credential authorizes a person to teach a specific subject or subjects in most middle schools and high schools.

Program Mission

The Single Subject program prepares teachers to become leaders in transformative education, an evolutionary process of change by which schooling practices become increasingly effective in promoting learning in urban settings. Inquiry and reflective practice are the foundations of the transformative process, a process that allows teachers to evaluate current school practices and imagine teaching and learning in new ways.

It is our goal to educate teachers who in turn can assist their students develop to their full potential and become reflective, contributing members of local, regional and global communities.

An overview of the Single Subject Credential Program

The Single Subject Credential Program offers preparation in the areas of:

  • Art,
  • English,
  • World Languages (French and Spanish only),
  • Mathematics/Foundational Mathematics,
  • Music,
  • Physical Education,
  • Sciences, and
  • Social Sciences.

Below are the available program options:

  • Student Teaching Option
    • Track A (1 year)
    • Track B (2 years)
  • Intern Option
    • Track C (2 years)

Completion of the CSET (California Subject Examination for Teachers) in the specialty teaching area you are planning to teach. 


Completion of one of the following CTC approved subject matter waiver preparation programs at this university.

Subject Matter Waiver Preparation Programs

Single Subject Credential Degree Major
Art B.A. Art (Plan I)
English B.A. English (ETTP)
Foreign Language B.A. Spanish
Foundational Mathematics/Mathematics B.A. Mathematics (Teaching Track)
Physical Education B.S. Kinesiology (Pedagogy)

Advisement List

AY2019 - 2020

You are invited to seek advisement that will help you plan and progress smoothly through the program by contacting the program admissions advisor located in the Student Services Office at (909) 537-5291 or see an advisor at our Palm Desert Campus Teacher Education Office at (909) 537-8108. 

Advisor Teacher Candidates   Office
Dr. Karen Escalante World Languages   CE 275
Dr. Jordan Fullam English   CE 245
Dr. Mark Groen Social Sciences   CE 271
Dr. Jaqueline Hughes Math   CE 324
Dr. Nicole Kilmow Art   CE 246
Dr. Chuck Mendoza Physical Education   CE 255
Dr. Becky Sumbera Music   CE 249
Dr. Mick Verdi All Interns   CE 270
Dr. Xinying Yin Science   CE 328

Your success in completing a program with satisfaction is the faculty and my gratification. Working together, we can achieve your goal of earning a credential.

Dr. Becky Sumbera
Single Subject Credential Program Coordinator
Department of Teacher Education and Foundations
Office: CE 249
Phone: 909-537-4413