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Teaching Credentials

Make Your Impact. One Student at a Time.

Online Teaching Credentials Program Overview

Few career paths offer such deep levels of civic engagement, emotional rewards, and direct force of impact on the next generation as a career in education. And few careers are as vital and valuable to society as those of our educators. Are you interested in teaching elementary school, middle school, high school, or special education? You can through a teaching credential at our university.

It’s no secret that the nation is suffering through one of the worst teacher shortage crises in modern history. School districts across the nation are in need of education specialists and school teachers. Help us stem the tide that threatens our children’s education with a California teacher credential and start your career today with our online teaching credential program.

Help the nation. Make an impact. Become a teacher with one of Alliant International University’s teaching credential programs. Explore our California teaching credential programs below.


Teaching Credentials Degrees


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Online Teaching Credential Programs, On Your Time

Our programs for school teachers offer an innovative format featuring online courses and classes coupled with hands-on training experience, allowing you to tailor your education to your schedule while still getting the professional training you will need to teach and excel in your career. These programs prepare our graduates to work in elementary, middle, and high schools.

CTC-Approved Curriculum

Our California Teaching Credential programs are approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), one of the highest standards in the industry. Our preparation program teaches future educators not only basic skills, but also provides them with hands-on experience so they can have complete confidence in front of a classroom.


Your Path to the Classroom

A teacher knows that each student’s road to success rarely looks the same. The professors at Alliant know this too. That’s exactly why we offer three distinct, pathways to finishing your Preliminary Single or Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.

Student Teaching

With this option, students complete a 16-week, unpaid student teaching placement in at least two grade levels under the guidance of a Master Teacher and Field Supervisor. This path is perfect for studying pedagogy and classroom application before starting your career as a full-time teacher-of-record.

Standard Intern Teaching

The intern teaching option lets you pursue your teaching certification in California or online while earning an income. You’ll be a salaried teacher-of-record for four terms, meaning you assume immediate and full teaching responsibility and management of the classroom. This option works best for those coming into the degree program with more classroom teaching experience.

Early Completion Intern Teaching Option

Simply put, the Early Completion Option is an abbreviated version of the Standard Intern Teaching path. You are a salaried teacher-of-record for four terms, but your program coursework is accelerated. For this option, we highly recommend you have previous classroom experience.

Masters in Education

Make your path even more distinct with the option to dual-enroll in our online Master of Arts in Education with Teaching Emphasis program at our university.

How it Works: As a student in a Preliminary Teaching Credential program, you only need 3-5 more courses to earn your MAE in Teaching. That’s because all of your teaching credential coursework is applied to your master’s. And the best part? It’s also all online.
Why it Works: A master’s degree offers you an enhanced expertise in teaching and theory that you can apply in the classroom. You can also create new pathways of opportunity in your career

Expanding Our Impact to Arizona

We are proud to expand our Impact with our new Arizona Teacher Preparation Programs.

We now offer Arizona Board of Education-approved programs in primary and secondary education, as well as a concurrent Master of Arts in Education in Teaching. These programs prepare our graduates to work in elementary, middle, and high schools. 

Learn more about these programs below:
Arizona Elementary Teacher Certification
Arizona Secondary Teacher Certification


Teach California

Alliant has partnered with TEACH California to address California's teacher shortage. We value the benefit of this partnership for California teacher recruitment.

Throughout your time in California or the online teaching credential program, you’ll develop a strong educational foundation and gain vital student assessment skills. Through online coursework in diverse learning methods and theories, you’ll discover how to teach English-language learners, and you’ll learn about how cultural background affects learning styles.

Most importantly, you’ll gain hands-on experience. Because getting out of our classroom and into your own is the best way to develop your personal teaching style.

For those in California, explore our CTC-Approved Teaching Credential Programs offered at Alliant’s California School of Education (CSOE) and become a credentialed teacher in California. We help candidates achieve their educational career goals.


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