Teaching Credential Programs


Our purpose is to enable candidates to be excellent teachers who integrate faith into teaching, learning, and living.


The Master’s University has California-approved programs leading to either a Preliminary Multiple Subject or Single Subject Teaching Credential. In California, a person desiring to teach has two areas of preparation. The first area is subject matter preparation. This involves obtaining a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from a regionally-accredited institution, meeting specific prerequisite education requirements, and passing a subject matter test. The second area is professional preparation. In order to receive a credential, students must complete a credential program that is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). This professional preparation program consists of courses that are designed to help teachers teach subject(s) authorized by the credential, and to teach students with special needs and English learners in the regular classroom setting. This program usually takes two semesters and includes student teaching.


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Contact Information


Mrs. Kathleen Thomson
Credential Analyst
Department of Teacher Education
Phone: 661.362.2233
Fax: 661.362.2684