Elementary Education Teachers
Multiple Subjects Credential
In California a person studying to be an elementary school teacher will work toward obtaining a Multiple Subjects credential. This credential allows you to teach the variety of subjects offered at elementary schools.
Liberal Studies is the major taken by students pursuing their Multiple Subjects credential. This major will well prepare you for the state required California Subject Examination Test (CSET) for multiple subjects which is required for all teacher candidates in California.
Credential coursework can be done as part of your undergraduate degree meaning you can finish your bachelor’s degree and credential at the same time. Some universities have this as a “blended” program. We think it is just good sense. It will take 4, 4.5, or 5 years depending on the pace you set for becoming a teacher.
If you want to teach in a Lutheran school you can obtain your Lutheran Teacher Certificate through Concordia University. This can be done with your undergraduate major and credential coursework.
Admission to the Teacher Education program comes in two parts. You must first be accepted as a student through the University Admissions application process. A separate application for the School of Education will be done once you have started the introductory education classes.
The State of California requires that all candidates for teacher credentials complete and pass state approved tests and assessments before certification no matter which school you attend. For more information on these tests, click on this link.
Student Teaching and Placements for Elementary Candidates.
Transfer students to CUI, read more here.
Why get your credential at CUI? Read what our graduates have to say.
Learn about your future professors in the School of Education Faculty profiles.
Questions? Send an email here or call at (949) 854-8002 ext. 1355.