California Teaching Credential Programs

Put your bachelor’s degree to work educating others with your single and multiple subject teaching credentials 

Your California Teaching Credential is the key step you’ll take toward a rewarding career as a K-6 or 7-12 teacher. If you want to teach, US University is with you every step of the way.

If you’re interested in teaching at the K-6 level in the State of California, you’ll need a Multiple Subject Credential that prepares you to teach across disciplines. If you’re interested in teaching at the 7-12 school level, you’ll need a Single Subject Credential that provides you with strategies to teach subjects such as Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Music, Physical Education, Spanish or English.

Program features include:

  • Complete the program in a little over a year
  • 16 weeks of student-teaching experience
  • Online or on-campus studies to meet your unique needs
  • Federal financial aid available to qualified students

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
  • Passed 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

Program Completion Requirements

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

The Teacher Education Assessment Fee of $400 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 for submission of credential to CCTC. Scheduling information is available at the University for the Following Tests: California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST), California Subject Examination of Teachers (CSET), and the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA).

Program Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course teachers are expected to be able to:

1  Know specific pedagogical skills for subject matter instruction
2. Monitor student learning during instruction
3. Interpret and use assessments
4. Make content accessible
5. Promote student engagement
6  Demonstrate developmentally appropriate teaching practices
7. Teach English learners
8. Learn about students
9. Plan Instruction
10.Time Instruction
11. Promote healthy social environment
12. Understand professional, legal, and ethical obligations
13. Evince professional growth

Teaching Performance Expectations

By the end of theTeacher Credentialing 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

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