Teaching Credentials

Deadlines have been extended for ALL Special Education programs. Please click on "HOW TO APPLY" above to learn more.

NEW FOR FALL 2019: Master of Arts in Teaching

All teaching credential programs will include an option for a Master of Arts in Teaching

How to Become a Teacher?

Pathways to teaching credentials at Sacramento State

Accelerated Child Development and Teaching Credentials Pathway (ACT Pathway)

Mission: The Teaching Credentials Branch prepares socially just teachers and teacher leaders to be agents of change, committed to equity and inclusion in culturally and linguistically diverse schools and communities.

Vision: Our vision is to be the regional leaders in preparing and developing excellent teachers. In collaboration with our schools and communities, teachers prepared at Sacramento State create and sustain equitable inclusive educational environments which are designed to optimize access and student success. (Adopted 12/16)

Teachers in California's public schools enter a complex world where half of the students come from low income families and more than 25% are learning English as their second language. Research shows that students who have two consecutive years with an effective teacher experience success as learners, regardless of factors like poverty and English proficiency. You could be that teacher who changes children's lives! Read on to learn more about our credential programs: multiple subject (K-8), single subject (7-12, Art, English/Language Arts, History/Social Science, Home Economics, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science and World Languages), and education specialist (mild/moderate disabilities, mild/moderate disabilities and multiple subject, moderate/severe disabilities, moderate/severe disabilities and multiple subject, early childhood special education).

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Chair Stephanie Biagetti

Stephanie Biagetti

Welcome to Teaching Credentials in Education! We offer a broad curriculum to meet your academic goals!
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Mailing Address
College of Education
Teaching Credentials
Sacramento State
6000 J Street
Sacramento, California 95819-6079