Teaching Credential

Teaching Credential

Do you want to teach kindergarten, elementary school, high school, or special education?
Learn how to apply to earn your teaching credential through the CSU.

Choose a campus to learn how to apply for the teaching credential you're interested in.

Teacher and Educator Degrees & Credentials

The CSU’s teacher preparation program awards 7,000 California teaching credentials each year. Learn how you can take the next step in your career.

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CalStateTEACH Credential Program

Earn your Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential through this mostly online program, qualifying you to teach in many general education classrooms in California.

Learn About CalStateTEACH


This teacher recruitment organization has answers to frequently asked questions about teaching credentials and contact information for credential advisors at every CSU campus.

Learn About EduCorps

CTC Roadmap to Teaching

Explore the different pathways and options to becoming an educator in California.​

Le​arn About the Roadmap to Teaching ​​