MS in Education: Single Subject Credential

Dominican University of CA: This credential authorizes you to seek initial employment as a single-subject (secondary) teacher. A 48-unit program for teaching a single subject at the middle school, junior high, and senior high school levels.

Single Subject Teaching Credential Program in Bay Area California

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Masters in Science in Education: Teaching Credential Program

Dominican University is a leader in one-year teaching credential program in Northern California. Our university offers a high-quality Preliminary Single Subject Credential program to prepare you for teaching a specific subject. For example, you can qualify to teach public school curriculum courses in areas like English, social science, mathematics, or science. This ensures you are eligible to work in a variety of education settings.

This program is carefully designed to appeal to students who are interested in teaching a single subject at the middle school, junior high, and senior high school levels. After completing 48 units, you will earn a Master of Science in Education degree. Completion of teaching credential programs in Bay Area California such as this Preliminary Single-Subject Credential program authorizes you to seek initial employment as a single-subject teacher in a secondary setting.

After you earn your Preliminary Credential, the next step is to complete specific professional preparation coursework. These professional preparation credits must be earned within five years of the date your preliminary credential is issued in order to earn your Clear Credential and continue serving as an educator. You will be required to enroll in a commission-approved SB 20142 Professional Teacher Induction Program before you are considered eligible to complete the Professional Credential.

Teaching Credential Program Details

  • This Northern California one-year teaching credential program requires fall admission
  • The full-time option follows a two-semester course sequence, permitting you to complete your credential sooner
  • The part-time option follows a four-semester course sequence, so you are able to continue working while you earn your credential
  • Dominican’s small class sizes guarantee you will receive personal attention from experienced faculty, site supervisors, mentor teachers and subject specific content coaches.
  • Classes in this program are held in the late afternoon or evening for maximum flexibility
  • Observations and fieldwork experiences take place during the regular school day
  • While most individuals choose the student teaching option, an intern option is also available
  • Supervised student teaching and internship placements are available throughout the Bay Area, CA including Marin, Sonoma, San Francisco, Alameda, and West Contra Costa counties
  • This program features the use of 1:1 tablet/laptop technology

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"I have really enjoyed my time as a Penguin and have learned a great deal about the field of education. The teaching program is fantastic due in large part to the amazing staff members/ teachers. The teachers in the program do a great job of explaining what is expected of you and what to be mindful of.-Alex Chapman