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Multiple Subject & Dual Credential Programs

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. 

The Dual credential program  allows you to earn your Multiple Subject and Education Specialist (Special Education) credential simultaneously. The Education Specialist Credential authorizes the holder to teach students with mild/moderate or moderate/severe disabilities (grades TK-age 22) in public or private school programs, clinics, special schools, resource classrooms, educational programs, residential facilities, hospitals, and other agencies serving persons with disabilities. Some of the courses are required for both credentials but field placements are unique.

Program Options

BA in Liberal Studies 

Start your credential program during your undergraduate degree.

Bilingual Authorization - Spanish or Hmong

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

Program Pathways


Residencies are similar to Partnerships but also include district professional development, guaranteed employment upon successful program completion and other special perks. 

  • Clovis Residency: focused on Special Education -Contact: Michael Mahoney: - Clovis Website
  • Fresno Teacher Residency: focused on Special Education and Bilingual Authorizations -Contact: Steve - Fresno Website
  • Madera Residency: focused on Dual Language Instruction -Contact: Luz Herrera: - Madera Website
  • Rural Residency: focused on increasing the number of highly qualified and diverse teachers into the four underserved districts. Contact: Brooke Berrios: - Flyer
  • Sanger Residency: focused on Universal Design for Learning -Contact: Kimberly Coy: - Sanger Website

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.

Summer and Fall 2021 Residencies and Cohorts 



Summer 2021


Fall 2021


Fall 2021


Kerman, Firebaugh, Golden Plains, Mendota

 Fall 2021

Campus Evening

Fall 2021


Dual Mild Mod

Multiple Subject-BAP Hmong or Spanish

Multiple Subject-add Math or Science

Education Specialist -Mild Mod or Mod Severe


Multiple Subject - BAP Spanish is optional

Multiple Subject-BAP Spanish is optional


Faculty in Residence

Dr. Steven Hart

Dr. Michael Mahoney

Dr. Kimberly Coy

Brooke Berrios

Residency Coordinator


Number of Semesters





Varies based on program

Financial Incentive