Adding Subject Areas to a Single Subject Teaching Credential

After the issuance of a Single Subject Teaching Credential, teachers may qualify for additional authorized fields (subjects) on the credential.  The process is as follows:

  • Obtain subject-matter competence in desired subject by passing appropriate CSET
  • Possession of an English learner authorization issued by the Commission authorizing service in English Language Development (ELD) and Specially Designed Academic Instruction delivered in English (SDAIE).
  • Completion of a three or four-semester-unit course directly related to teaching the specific subject (EDTP 535 Teaching II: Subject Specific Pedagogical Skills)

To complete the required course, candidates must do the following in this order:

  1. Fulfill the subject matter competency requirement by passing the appropriate subject specific CSET exam.
  2. Complete a Graduate Application for Admission and submit it to your Admission Counselor in Graduate Admissions to be officially admitted into the Single Subject program.
  3. Wait to be notified that you have been approved to enroll in the course.
  4. NOTE: Graduate School of Education policy requires that you wait until you have completed one program before undertaking course work in another program.

Applying for the Single Subject Authorization

These authorizations are not recommended by the University. Once the course has been completed and the subject matter requirement fulfilled, complete instructions for the application process and submission of all verifying materials are located on the CTC website.

The process may take up to 90 days or more. Download the CTC leaflet Adding a Teaching or Content Area to a Multiple or Single Subject Teaching Credentialsto obtain more detailed information.

A new credential will not be issued. The new subject will be added to the existing Single Subject credential.  Teachers may wish to notify the employing school district of the added authorization to be considered for new teaching assignments.