Earn an Education Specialist, Single Subject or Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

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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:

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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