Credential Programs

Credential Programs

Dr. Jann Pataray-Ching

Congratulations, Credential Candidates!

Farewell to the Class of 2021...

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.

For those who completed clinical practice during the school shutdowns, we are extremely impressed by how you adjusted immediately to the changing conditions. We recognize that this was not easy, yet you met this challenge as true professionals.

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

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Combined Master's Degree and Teaching Credential Program

Cal Poly Pomona offers credential students the opportunity to pursue both their teaching credential and Master’s of Arts in Education in a combined program, so they can enter the teaching field with advanced knowledge and skills. Students interested in this program should contact Ms. Jeanne Reynaga at jmreynaga@cpp.edu or 909-869-2301.

Single Subject

The Single Subject Teaching Credential authorizes you to teach specific subjects, most commonly in grades 6-12, but also in pre-school, K-12, or classes for adults. Cal Poly Pomona offers the Single Subject Credential in the following disciplines:

  • Agriculture/Ag Specialist *
  • Art
  • Biological Sciences *
  • Chemistry *
  • English *
  • Geosciences *
  • Mathematics *
  • Mathematics Foundational Level
  • Music *
  • Physical Education *
  • Physical Education/Adapted Physical Education
  • Physics *
  • Science, Foundational Level General *
  • Social Sciences *
  • World Languages (Spanish) *

* These programs have subject-matter waivers, which substitute for the CSET. For more information about the program, visit the program overview page.

Multiple Subject

The Multiple Subject Teaching Credential authorizes you to teach all subjects in a self-contained classroom, most commonly in grades K-8, but also in pre-school, K-12, or classes for adults. For more information, visit the program overview page. 

Education Specialist

Cal Poly Pomona offers the Mild/Moderate Support Needs and Extensive Support Needs (Moderate/Severe) credentials. You will be authorized to teach students with varying disabilities from grades K-12 through age 22 and provide services in settings such as: resource rooms, special day classes, special schools, home/hospital settings, correctional facilities, and non-public schools and agencies. For more information, visit the program overview page. 

Teacher Intern

You can be paid as a teacher of record for a class when qualified teachers are not available. School districts often search for an individual who has either partially completed a credential program and shows great promise of being highly successful or an individual who has the subject matter competence, experience, and maturity to learn the craft of teaching. For more information, visit the program overview page. 

Added Authorizations

We offer the following Added Authorizations that allow enhanced instruction and must be attached to a valid basic teaching credential: 

Administrative Services Credential

Cal Poly Pomona offers the Administrative Services Credential to those with five years of successful, full-time experience in a public, non-public, or private school setting. The Administrative Services Credential authorizes the holder to provide services in grades 12 and below. For more information, visit the program overview page. 

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Information Sessions

Interested in a career in teaching? Attend an information session. These sessions offer you the opportunity to learn more about our credential programs including:

  • 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 
The application process and program admission requirements will also be discussed. Please RSVP by email to Jeanne Reynaga or by completing this Google Form.

May24

Teaching Credential Programs

Please register for the event to receive a Zoom virtual meeting invitation. 

04:00 PM

Jun09

Teaching Credential Programs

Please register for the event to receive a Zoom virtual meeting invitation. 

04:00 PM

Jun22

Teaching Credential Programs

Please register for the event to receive a Zoom virtual meeting invitation. 

12:00 PM

Jul08

Teaching Credential Programs

Please register for the event to receive a Zoom virtual meeting invitation. 

04:00 PM