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Teacher Preparation Dual Degree (4+1)

Have you ever considered a career in teaching? Start now! Earn two degrees in five years in a community of ambitious students planning a future in primary or secondary education.

The Teacher Preparation Dual Degree gives you an accelerated, rigorous education leading to a bachelor's and master’s degree as well as a preliminary California teaching credential. As part of this unique 4+1 model, you complete graduate-level courses as an undergraduate and work in the field alongside mentor teachers throughout the program.

Graduates of the five-year program leave campus with:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in chosen major
  2. Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
  3. Preliminary California teaching credential in: Multiple Subjects (Elementary School) or Single Subject (Middle/High School)


Take the Next Step

Schedule a phone, virtual, or in-person appointment to learn more about the program, or find out how USF can help you create a plan to become a credentialed teacher in California.