Single Subject Teaching Credential

Important Announcement

Single Subject Credential Program Admission Dates - Fall 2018

Priority 3 Date
Apply to the University Friday, June 1, 2018
Materials to the University Friday, June 15, 2018
Complete PAF due* Monday, July 2, 2018

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. In some cases it also allows the person to teach a single subject or subjects in other grades including adult education.

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

AY2017 - 2018

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
Dr. Jordan Fullam English and Art
Dr. Mark Groen Social Sciences and Music
Dr. Andrew Kwok Math
Dr. Mick Verdi Physical Education and All Interns
Dr. Xinying Yin Science


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. Mick Verdi
Single Subject Credential Program Coordinator
Department of Teacher Education and Foundations
Office: CE 270
Phone: 909-537-7530