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Master of Arts in Teaching with a Multiple Subject Credential

Why get a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential?

Become an elementary school teacher and make a difference in the lives of future generations with our Multiple Subject Teaching Credential program. This program equips you to become a teacher, guiding a group of students throughout the day in all subjects. With one additional course, you can add a Bilingual Authorization in Spanish or Hmong.

Our program focuses on preparing teachers for diverse classroom experiences and emphasizes social justice and equity in all aspects of learning. If you have a passion for working with children and want to leave a lasting impact on the next generation, pursuing your Multiple Subject Teaching Credential at Sacramento State is the right choice.

Career Options

  • K-8th-grade Public School Teacher
  • Private School Teacher
  • Educational Consultant
  • Elementary Curriculum Development Specialist
  • Curriculum Evaluator

About Our Program

"The Second Most Diverse Campus in the West," US News and World Report, 2020

"Top 10 Masters University Rankings" Washington Monthly, 2021

2023 Seal of Excelencia“ for its service of Latinx students”

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Our Mission Statement

The Teaching Credentials Branch prepares teachers and leaders to be agents of change, committed to social justice, equity, and inclusion in culturally and linguistically diverse schools and communities.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the regional leader 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 that are designed to optimize access and student success.


Apply Here

Apply to a Masters of Arts in Teaching - Multiple Subject (MAT) Credential program here

Additional Information:

If you start the program in the fall as a graduate student (having already completed your BA/BS degree), all application materials are submitted through Cal State Apply.

The application period for starting the Master of Arts with Teaching Credential Programs opened on October 1st and will close on February 1st.

Financial Support For Your Credential

These links provide valuable resources for scholarships and funding options to support your pursuit of a teaching credential. We understand that financing your education is an important consideration, and we are committed to assisting you in finding financial support. We believe that finances should not be a barrier to your passion for becoming an educator, and we encourage you to utilize these resources to help fund your teaching credential. Please visit the Ed Equity Office or the Student Support Services for advising and additional support.

Complete your FAFSA. Teacher credentialing candidates should indicate they are 5th year undergraduate students on their FAFSA. Consider applying for the TEACH grant.

For DACA and Undocu- students, complete the CA Dream Act application. DACA and Undocu- studentsThe Bridge Logo are not eligible for federal aid, but ARE eligible for CA state aid. Students are eligible for the AB 540 CA Grant. Indicate you are a 5th year undergraduate student. If you have resided in CA for over 1 year and 1 day, you may indicate you are CA resident. FAFSA vs CA Dream Act apply to the correct financial aid in CA.

In 1 year, become a “Day One” ready teacher while getting paid to earn your credential. Residents may receive $40,000 in scholarship to pay for tuition, books, etc. and support in applying for additional grants up to $20,000.

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Is this right for me?

Do you:

  • Have your bachelor’s degree (or will by the time you start our program)?
  • Aspire to teach in ways that are culturally relevant and advance social justice?
  • Embrace the whole child, building on their culture, language, home experiences, and community assets?
  • Believe ALL individuals can learn and belong in our schools and communities?

For more information, please email

If you're a BIPOC/bilingual candidate looking for additional financial resources, affinity-matched mentor teachers, and support from a local district, please apply for the Residency Grant.

Contact Co-Coordinator of the Bridge Residency - Quanee Ross

Support for BIPOC & Bilingual Candidates

The Educational Equity Program is dedicated to fostering equity and inclusion in education. We invite you to visit the Ed Equity page to see how the Educational Equity Office promotes educational equity and can help you. There, you'll find valuable resources, programs, and information. Together, let's create a more equitable and inclusive educational landscape!

Karina Figueroa-Ramírez
Eureka Hall 437 | Located in the Student Success Center
Office Hours: M-F 8:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm

Request an advising appointment

We need Bilingual Teachers!

In California, over 2.3 million TK-12 students come from households where languages other than English are spoken. Unfortunately, a shortage of qualified bilingual teachers in the state means that these students often miss out on a quality bilingual education. To bridge this gap, addressing the need for bilingual educators is crucial. Here at Sacramento State, we offer a Bilingual Authorization in the following languages:

  • Spanish
  • Hmong

For more information, visit the Bilingual Authorization website and contact the Bilingual Authorization Coordinator, Dr. Leslie Banes


(Kaplan, J. (2022). Bilingual Teacher Shortage Threatens Students' Bilingual Opportunity. California Budget & Policy Center.

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