The Preliminary Teaching Credential program is characterized by its rigor and relevance to today's increasingly diverse schools. Classes are small, professors are accessible, and field supervisors provide individual mentoring.
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Bilingual Authorization available
On-campus courses with a cohort model
Fall and Spring 15-week semesters with Summer sessions
New students begin during the Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters.
$810 per credit
$31,590 base cost
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Strong Foundational Coursework
The program is divided into three distinct stages of course work: Foundations, Methods, and Full-Time Student Teaching.
Upon completion of the program, candidates will be eligible for the Preliminary Multiple or Single Subject Teaching Credential offered by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Master's Degree Option
Upon completion of the Preliminary credential program, you can take these courses to earn the M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership degree:
- EDGN 509 Situating Yourself as a Scholar Practitioner and Teacher Leader
- EDGN 510 Collaboratories of Practice - Understanding Change Theory
- EDGN 599 Education Improvement Plan - From Theory to Praxis
Emily Glass '21
I chose the teaching credential program for the well-known connections that Cal Lutheran has with the local community. I’m given the opportunities to observe experienced teachers and make connections in local elementary schools that could possibly be my future employers one day. I am confident that this rigorous program will help me transform into the teacher I’ve always hoped to be.