Credential Programs

Credential Programs

Dr. Jann Pataray-Ching

Congratulations, Credential Candidates!

Farewell to the Class of 2024...

On behalf of the faculty, university supervisors, and staff of the Education Department, we wish you a heartfelt congratulations. We know that completing your credential is an enormous task, which involves completing coursework; passing critical exams; growing professionally; meeting financial obligations; and juggling the demands of school, work, and family. Yet you remained driven to achieve these goals and have risen to the challenges that came before you.

Best of luck in your future endeavors. Let us know where you are hired. We know that you will make an impressive mark in the profession. Your students will be so lucky to have you.

-- Dr. Jann Pataray-Ching
Chair, Department of Education
Cal Poly Pomona


Cal Poly Pomona’s credential programs will prepare you for the challenges of diverse classrooms and assist you to become teacher leaders within your school and community. Our programs are fully accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and meet state teacher preparation standards. Our programs prepare you to meet the Teaching Performance Expectations and apply student-centered approaches to equip your students for success. Please locate our menu and click on Credential Programs to view available options. 

Earn Your Single Subject Teaching Credential in 1 Year

Cal Poly Pomona undergraduates* can begin taking credential courses in their undergraduate studies to earn a Single Subject Credential in 2 semesters with full-time attendance after completing their bachelor’s degree. Students with degrees from other universities can take all foundations courses through Summer Admission, followed by 2 semesters of full-time attendance. For more information, please click here.

Information Sessions

Interested in a career in teaching? Attend an information session. You can register by completing this Google Form. These sessions offer you the opportunity to learn more about our credential programs, application process and program admission requirements. We discuss the following programs during each session:

  • Multiple Subject (Elementary Teacher)
  • Single Subject (Middle School or High School)
  • Education Specialist Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe (Special Education Teacher)
  • Combined Master's Degree and Teaching Credential Program

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