About the Single Subject Teaching Credential

The California Single Subject Teaching Credential authorizes the holder to teach the specific subject(s) named on the credential in departmentalized classes, such as those in most middle schools and high schools, in grades preschool, K–12, or in classes organized primarily for adults.

FSU candidates may apply to one of the following subject areas: Agriculture, Art, Biology, Chemistry, English, French, Geological Science, Industrial Technology, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Social Science, or Spanish.

Each subject area has slightly different requirements for both the traditional and internship single subject credential. Please visit "Future Students" to view requirements by each subject area.

Teaching English Learners
Fresno State's Single Subject Credential Program includes content for teaching English learners that authorizes the credential holder to provide instruction for English language development and specially designed academic instruction in English within the subject area and grade level authorization of the Single Subject Teaching Credential.

Preliminary Single Subject Credential
Candidates in our program are working toward a Preliminary Single Subject Credential. Once all credential program requirements are completed, the candidate applies to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) for a preliminary single subject credential. The preliminary single subject credential authorizes candidates to teach a specified subject in a departmentalized classroom for a maximum period of five years.