Multiple Subject Credential

English Learner Authorization (ELA)

The Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (MSTC) authorizes the holder to provide instruction in any self-contained classroom. In practice, the MSTC is held by elementary and early childhood teachers. All basic credential programs embed the English Language Authorization (ELA), which prepares students to work with second language learners.

Program Requirements

Units required vary according to program.
Two-Semester program: 48-51
Three-Semester program: 39-51
Minimum units required for BA: 120

Program Resources

Learn how to apply.
Catalog with detailed program requirements.

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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