Students pursuing a multiple subjects credential must major in Education: Liberal Studies. For single subject students, the four year program is limited to students pursuing a credential in English or History.
As part of this unique four year model, you’ll complete credential coursework and work in the field alongside mentor teachers. Students in selected majors are able to pursue a multiple subjects (elementary) or single subject (secondary) credential track.
You'll gain hands-on experience in local classrooms with experienced mentor teachers. California requires you to spend 45 hours in a classroom prior to student teaching. We provide twice that and offer additional opportunities to work in the field.
Earn a Master's Degree
Earn a Master's in Special Education by completing an additional year.
Prepare for a career in special education. Train as a paid intern teacher in a Bay Area 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.