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Teacher Education

The preliminary Multiple Subject and Single Subject teaching credentials are offered in conjunction with the following Master of Arts in Teaching programs. All programs can also include the Bilingual Authorization.

Preliminary California Multiple or Single Subject Teaching
Credential Program with MA Degree

Designed to prepare students as classroom instructors, the programs draw on USF's talented faculty and exceptional academic curriculum to train outstanding educators.Special focus is on philosophical inquiry, social justice and concern for individual differences in the development of children. Students can complete the program in San Francisco or at one of our branch campuses in a cohort-based setting in Pleasanton, Sacramento, Santa Rosa or San Jose. For more information contact Dr. Sandi Fenderson, Ed.D., Associate Director, Teacher Education Branch Campus Programs at (415) 422-5639 or by email safenderson@usfca.edu


Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential

Multiple Subject Credentials candidates can teach in public and private elementary school settings.

Preliminary Single Subject Credential

Single Subject Credentials candidates can teach in public and private high school and middle school settings. USF offers single subject credentials in English, Math, Science, and Social Science. Additional single subject credential options may be possible at our branch campuses.