A California teaching credential is a license to teach in California public schools. The Single Subject Credential is primarily for those who intend to teach at the secondary level (high school and middle school). The Multiple Subject Credential is primarily for those who plan to teach at the elementary level (elementary school) and middle school. The Education Specialist Credential is for individuals who want to become special educators.

Students or graduates wanting to pursue a teaching credential should contact the program coordinator or subject area coordinator in the major department.

A description of the different options is outlined on these pages. The process, requirements, and application materials are described in detail on each program's website.