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Multiple Subject Credential

The Multiple Subject Credential program at Fresno State is for students who want to become kindergarten or elementary school teachers, K-8. Our nationally accredited and award-winning program prepares candidates to teach elementary school in culturally and linguistically diverse communities. 

Enhance Your Education 

At Fresno State we tailor your program of study to your specific interests and needs. When earning a Multiple Subject Credential, there are also additional credentials, authorizations and/or degrees you can earn.

Dual Credential

Earn your Multiple Subject and Education Specialist (Special Education) credential simultaneously. Some of the courses are required for both credentials and specialized dual student teaching placements are used.

BA in Liberal Studies

Start your credential program during your undergraduate degree.

Deaf Education

Earn a degree in Deaf Education and a Multiple Subject Credential simultaneously.  For more information contact Janice Smith-Warshaw at or 559.278.2423.

Bilingual Authorization

Develop specialized strategies for working with English Language Learners while in your Multiple Subject Credential program.

Program Pathways


Daytime programs that use district facilities for university coursework and field experiences. Teacher candidates move through the program as a cohort with courses and clinical experiences "blocked" together for each of the three phases of the program. Partnerships allow candidates to experience the culture of a school and the cycle of the school year.


Similar to a Partnership but also includes district professional development, guaranteed employment upon successful program completion and other special perks. To find out more about the difference between residency cohorts and other cohorts, check out our video.

Teacher Internship

Work toward earning your Multiple Subject credential while teaching in your own classroom.

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Fall 2019 Applicants

Applications for Fall 2019 will be accepted for submission from February 1 through March 15, 2019. Get a head start on the application process and meet with an advisor.