Preliminary Teaching Credential

Single-Subject and Multiple-Subject

Currently accepting applications for the Summer 2017 cohort. Learn more

There is perhaps no more significant or important job than teaching. With a national spotlight on education, a strong preparation for this increasingly demanding but exciting and rewarding role is crucial.

Program Units
39 for credential programs
Average Duration
1 - 1½ years
Program Format
On-campus courses with a cohort model
Course Availability
Fall and Spring 15-week semesters with Summer sessions
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Oxnard
2017-18 Cost

$705 per credit

$28,470 base cost

Cal Grant extension

yb Veteran's Benefits

We offer you the opportunity to complete a master's degree along with a teaching credential in multiple or single subjects.

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.

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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 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDGN 510 Educational Research Design and Methodology
  • EDGN 599 Thesis Research

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Teaching Credential alumna Lianna Moa

After getting my California teaching credential, right away I got a full-time position teaching sixth grade - Cal Lutheran had a lot to do with that.

Lianna Moa