Teacher Credentialing Preparation Program (Multiple Subjects)

Teacher Credentialing Preparation Program (Multiple Subjects)

The Teacher Credentialing Preparation Program at USU is the key step toward a career as a K-6 or 7-12 teacher. Students interested in teaching at the K-6 level in the State of California must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Education with an Elementary Teaching Track this prepares them to apply to the Multiple Subject Teacher Credentialing Program. Students interested in teaching at the 7-12 school level must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in areas such as English, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science, Social Science, Spanish and then apply to the Single Subject Teacher Credentialing Program.

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The College of Education offers the following Teacher Credentialing programs approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC):

  • 2042 Multiple Subject Preliminary Credential
  • 2042 Single Subject Preliminary Credential
  • Bilingual Authorization (Spanish/English)

Program Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the Teacher Credentialing Preparation Program candidates will learn, apply and reflect upon the following Teaching Performance Expectations (TPE’s):

TPE 1:     Specific pedagogical skills for subject matter instruction
TPE 2:     Monitoring student learning during instruction
TPE 3:     Interpretation and use of assessments
TPE 4:     Making content accessible
TPE 5:     Student engagement
TPE 6:     Developmentally appropriate teaching practices
TPE 7:     Teaching English learners
TPE 8:     Learning about students
TPE 9:     Instructional planning
TPE 10:   Instructional time
TPE 11:   Social environment
TPE 12:   Professional, legal, and ethical obligations
TPE 13:   Professional growth


Program Specific Admissions Requirements

  • Have earned the equivalent of a US Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Purpose statement
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Interview with Program Director
  • Completed CBEST
  • CSET: Proof of passing, attempting, registering, enrolling in a preparation program
  • Healthcare Clearance – official copy of the Tuberculin Skin test
  • Certificate of Clearance
  • CPR Certification

Student Teaching Requirements

  • Completed and passed the CSET
  • Completed and passed CalTPA Tasks 1 and 2*
  • 32 hours of observation completed

*Preliminary Teacher Candidates are required to successfully complete all 4 CalTPA tasks as part of their summative assessment for teacher credentialing as defined in Standard 17 of the 2042 credential document.

The Teacher Education Assessment Fee of $500 includes all CalTPA Tasks except a fee of $50.00 for late submission per task and a rescoring fee of $75.00 for each resubmitted task.

Teacher Credentialing and Licensure

Students are assisted in preparing their documents to request the preliminary Multiple and Single Subject Teaching Credentials to CCTC.

Scheduling information is available at a Pearson Vue Testing Center for the following tests: California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST), California Subject Examination of Teachers (CSET), and the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA).

Requirements for the Preliminary Credential

Students should refer to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing website at to determine requirements for licensure in the state of California.


42 Semester Credits/ 4 Semesters/16 Months

* Bilingual Authorization 9 Credits/1 additional Semester/4 additional months

  • All Credential Program coursework completed with a 3.00 GPA or above
  • Pass CalTPA Tasks 1-4*
  • Professional Teaching Portfolio
  • Exit interview
  • Exit survey

Students may transfer in a maximum of 6 semester credits from another accredited institution
Students may transfer up to 18 semester credits from the USU Master of Arts in Education program

Core Requirements
21 Credits
Multiple Subject Core Courses
9 Credits
Multiple Subject Clinical Practice
12 Credits
Bilingual Authorization
9 Credits