Single Subject Credential: English Learner Authorization (ELA)


The Single Subject Teaching Credential (SSTC) authorizes the holder to provide instruction in approved subject areas in a departmentalized classroom. In reality, almost all junior and senior high school teachers hold the SSTC. Single Subject Teaching Credentials can be obtained in the following teaching areas: Art, English/Language Arts, Spanish, French, German, Health Science, Home Economics, Mathematics(Foundational Level and Full), Music, Physical Education, Biology, Chemistry, Geoscience, Physics Gerneral Science and History/Social Science. Students who seek an added credential authorization to teach in another subject area can obtain information on added authorizations from the Credential Analyst's Office in Eureka Hall 414.

Career Options

Teacher (7-12 and Private)





The current catalog is being updated. Please refer to the course sequence below for requirements.

Course Sequence

Review the courses required to complete the degree.

Learning Outcomes

Teacher preparation programs in California are governed by a set of program standards (CTC Standards: Educator Preparation) and a set of performance outcomes (for multiple and single subject candidates, see the California Teaching Performance Expectations [pdf] and for education specialists, see pages 38-47 of the EDS Program Standards, 2013

In addition to these learner outcomes, defined for all programs by the state of California, our programs also adhere to the outcomes implicit in our department Mission and Vision statement.


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