Earn an Education Specialist, Single Subject or Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
California’s classrooms need you. And with Alliant’s innovative teacher education and credentialing programs–now offered primarily online–we can help prepare you to be an effective and enduring classroom teacher in today’s general education classrooms.
Our online California teaching credential programs can help you chart the path to your teaching career with the flexibility and support you need to succeed. Get started on your future with a California Preliminary K-12 Teaching Credential, or take your career to the next level by clearing your credential, or earning a Master’s in Teaching online.
Degree and Credential Programs
As a prospective teacher, there are a variety of paths you can take to focus your teaching career. Depending on your goals, and the type of students you envision teaching, Alliant offers a variety of alternative California teacher credentialing programs:
- Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential (Secondary Education)
This California teaching credential focuses on K-12 teaching within a specific academic subject of expertise. Single Subject teachers generally teach in middle and high schools. Choose from our Student Teaching, Standard Intern Teaching, or Early Completion Intern Teaching options.
- Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (Elementary Education)
The Multiple Subject is intended for teachers in self-contained K-12 classrooms, such as those typically found in elementary schools. Choose from our Student Teaching, Standard Intern Teaching, or Early Completion Intern Teaching options.
- Preliminary Education Specialist Teaching Credential (Special Education – Mild/Moderate Disabilities)
This credential focuses on teaching special education in K-12 classrooms and beyond. Choose from our Student Teaching or Intern Teaching options.
- Clear Education Specialist Teaching Credential (Special Education – Mild/Moderate Disabilities)
The state of California requires teachers to clear their Preliminary Education Specialist Teaching Credential within five (5) years of issuance. With this credential, we can help you continue on your path.
- Online Master of Arts in Education with Teaching Emphasis
You can further develop your skills with an online Master’s in Education with Teaching Emphasis, including opening doors to positions at community colleges and universities. Our program is 100% online and may be completed in as soon as one year.
Pair Your Credential with an Online Master’s in Education Program
Our credentialing programs can help you further your teaching career with the qualifications you need to succeed in the classroom through hands-on, rigorous training and experience. And, you may be able to transfer eligible coursework into our online Master’s in Education with Teaching Emphasis Program to lead you toward even greater potential and possibilities. The choice is yours.
Why You Should Choose Alliant for Your Teaching Credential
With Alliant’s teaching credentialing programs, you can:
- Earn your California teaching credential and add-on your master’s in education
- Explore options to earn income while earning your credential
- Consider earning an accelerated teaching credential
- Clear your existing Preliminary Education Specialist Credential
- Get your teaching credential in a convenient blended environment that incorporates online courses and applied practical experiences
- Be supported by experienced mentors and coaches
- Gain the skills and insight necessary to teach effectively in a variety of settings, from charter and private schools to underprivileged communities
- Understand issues of multiculturalism and diversity that impact students’ success
Choose an Accredited University and CTC-Approved Programs
The California School of Education’s Teacher Education programs are approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). Alliant International University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
How to Get a Teaching Credential in California
The following is a brief summary of how to earn your CA teaching credential and become a teacher in California:
- Earn a bachelor’s degree in child development, early childhood, or in a subject you are interested in teaching like math, science, business, or in another related degree.
- Choose a California teacher credentialing program approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), like those offered at Alliant International University: Single Subject, Multiple Subject, or Education Specialist.
- Complete any necessary exams, including the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST), the CSET Multiple Subject Plus Writing Skills Examination, and/or the CSU Early Assessment Program.
- Consider furthering your education with a Master’s in Education with Teaching Emphasis.
Contact us to further explore Alliant International University’s California teaching credential programs.