Online Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Program Overview
Our Preliminary Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential Program is for those who feel a calling to shape future generations as elementary school teachers in general education. Our program prepares you to become a teacher-of-record in any self-contained Kindergarten through eighth grade classrooms within California, offering instruction and leadership so you can provide a well-rounded and comprehensive education to each and every student in your class.
Do you envision yourself running a self-contained classroom? Whether you plan on working in a private or public school, our teacher preparation and credential program will provide you with the education you need to become a successful leader and teacher. Our multiple subject teaching credential programs in California offer a variety of challenging courses to help you learn the basic skills, along with the requirements needed to teach a room full of kids.
If you want to become a transformational elementary school teacher, our California multiple subject teaching credential program is for you. Learn more about our multiple subject credential online program below.
Faculty and Admissions
Get the information you need in order to start your Alliant International University experience with our multiple subject credential program. Browse our diverse list of faculty members, or see the latest admission requirements for your desired program.
Fully Online Program
Our Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential program is now fully online, meaning all coursework can be completed from the comfort of your home, on your time.
Hands-On Learning, Tailored Guidance
Although instruction is delivered in an online format, you’ll never have to worry about going it alone. As part of our online teaching credential programs, we will pair you up with a field supervisor who will provide mentorship through online observations and one-on-one coaching sessions.
Multiple Degree Pathways
Choose from Student Teaching, Intern Teaching, and Early Completion Intern Teaching options so that you can receive the experience you need in the way you want.
Multiple Subject Degree Information
Three Ways to Earn Your Multiple-Subject Credential Online
Alliant International University offers three different pathways toward earning your Preliminary Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential in California:
The Student Teaching Option provides the ideal environment to study pedagogy and apply it in the classroom under the guidance of a Master Teacher before you begin your career as a full-time teacher-of-record. Under the Student Teaching Option, you will complete a 16-week student teaching assignment in two different grade levels. Learn more about our Student Teaching option.
Standard Intern Teaching
The Intern Teaching Option is ideal for candidates who wish to pursue their California teaching certification while continuing to earn an income as a paid teacher-of-record. Intern Teaching candidates. Learn more about our Standard Intern Teaching option.
Early Completion Intern Teaching Option (ECO)
The Early Completion Option is an abbreviated version of the Standard Intern Teaching Option. The ECO is ideal for experienced classroom teachers who have not yet earned a preliminary California teaching credential. Admission to the ECO program is contingent upon successful completion of assessment exams designated by the CCTC. Learn more about the Early Completion Intern Teaching Option.
English Learner Authorization
All credential programs receive English Learner authorization embedded within the credential program.
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Find the Program That’s Right for You
By using our Teacher Preparation Program Finder and answering a few questions, you’ll be guided towards the best teaching credential or certificate program for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the career outlook for graduates of the Preliminary Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential program?
The career prospects for those wishing to become a teacher are strong as the nation’s population continues to rise at a relatively steady rate. While the growth percentages may not look extravagant at first glance—8% for high-school education, 8% for middle-school education, and 7% for elementary education—they represent a job pool of over 3,000,000 positions in the U.S. today, with another 200,000 added between now and 2026 and an exceptionally large workforce for our graduates of the MAE with Preliminary Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential program to enter in to.
What kind of job can I expect to get with this Preliminary Credential?
Graduates of our Preliminary Teaching Credential program will often end up teaching at the elementary-school level, where the increased generality a multiple-subject credential affords is at its most necessary and useful, though many of this program’s graduates go on to teach at the middle- and high-school levels, and in other settings, as well. Other career options include becoming a school principal, a classroom materials creator, adult and secondary educator, policy maker, and a professional tutor.
What scholarship and financial aid options are available to me?
Private and public scholarships can help multiple subject candidates meet the cost of your education and become an education specialist. Alliant International University is pleased to be able to offer a significant number of institutional scholarships for many of our students. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities here. Additional Financial aid is available for those who qualify in the form of loans, grants, federal work study, and military aid. Learn more in our Financial Options Guide.
Does graduation from this program prepare me for my licensure exams?
Yes, this program will graduate you well-prepared to both take and pass the following teacher-licensure exams in California: The Assessment of Professional Knowledge (APK) Exam, the CSET exams, the TPA exams, and the RICA exam. If you wish to be a teacher in another state or region, you will have to take and pass those state- and region-specific licensure exams.
When does the Online Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential program start?
This is an 8-week term program and is open for enrollment during each of those respective enrollment periods. You can find a copy of our 8-week term academic calendar here.
How long does it take to complete this program?
The Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential is either a 21-, 28-, or 30-credit program, depending on your internship track, and takes a minimum of 1 year to complete, over 5 or 6 terms.
Degree Campus Locations
Alliant has six campuses throughout the state of California. The Preliminary Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential Program is only offered as an online program. Explore our online programs below. We offer bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, PhD’s and more.
At Alliant, our mission is to prepare students for professional careers of service and leadership and promote the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world. Our Vision is an inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.
At CSOE, we believe that education is the great equalizer and are committed to preparing and empowering the next generation of educational professionals. We also offer a Single Subject Teaching Credential at our university.