Preliminary Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential

A Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential authorizes you to teach in a self-contained classroom such as the classrooms in most elementary schools. However, a teacher authorized for multiple subject instruction may be assigned to teach in any self-contained classroom (preschool, K-12, or in classes organized primarily for adults).

The following are the CTC requirements for the SB 2042 Preliminary Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential:

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Accredited professional preparation program, including successful student teaching
  • Certificate of Clearance (fingerprint clearance)
  • Basic Skills Proficiency
  • Developing English Language Skills, including reading (this requirement is fulfilled by successful completion of EDTP 521 Literacy & Language in Diverse Classrooms)
  • Passage of RICA - You are encouraged to complete this requirement shortly after taking EDTP 521 Literacy and Language in Diverse Classrooms
  • U.S. Constitution
  • Subject-Matter Competence
  • SCTA Membership-$30 membership; includes $1,000,000 liability insurance and legal protection when you work with students as a part of your preparation to be a teacher 
  • Passage of the Teacher Performance Assessment - edTPA
  • Adult, Infant, Child CPR certification (needs to be valid at time of credential recommendation)

Preliminary Multiple Subjects with Bilingual Authorization Teaching Credential

In addition to the requirements above, the following items must also be completed in order to meet CTC requirements for the Multiple Subjects with Bilingual Authorization Teaching Credential:

  • Passage of CSET III: Spanish or  Spanish Minor from CLU - this must be completed to be admitted to the program
  • Passage of CSET V: Spanish or  EDLT 575 - you are encouraged to take this during the Foundations but must to be met before recommendation of your preliminary credential

The program at Cal Lutheran satisfies standards established by the CCTC for the preparation of teachers to serve English learners. All students successfully completing the program will be authorized to provide service to English learners in California schools.

Qualifying for adding a Single Subject Credential

Applying for the Preliminary Credential

Prior to submission of a credential application, you must not have outstanding charges on your student account, you must make arrangements with the Business Office prior to submission of a credential application. 

If you submit an application and a hold has been placed on your account, the application will be returned to you. You may submit an application without final grades posted after May 1st for spring completion, and after December 1st for fall completion.  Applications will not be processed until eligibility and all grades have been verified.

Step 1: Read about the application process
Step 2: Pay the application fee
Step 3: Submit required documents