​Undergraduate Teaching Credentials

Become a positive force in California classrooms.

SOLES Undergraduate Teaching Credential program offers a clear pathway to teach, inspire and change students' lives for the better. You'll graduate with a bachelor's degree and teaching credential to start teaching in public and private schools in California.

Your challenging coursework and focus on real-world application qualifies you for a credential to step right into elementary, secondary or special education classrooms across the state. Whichever credential you choose, you'll leave with hands-on experience teaching diverse populations in actual classrooms before you embark on your career journey.

Undergraduate Credential Options

  • Preliminary Education Specialist Credential: Mild to Moderate Disabilities (for Special Education Teachers)
  • Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential (for Elementary School Teachers)
  • Preliminary Single Subject Credential (for Middle and High School Teachers)

Upon completion of the credential program students are recommended to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

See your curriculum and choose your credential

Whether you're studying to teach a single subject, multiple subjects or help students with mild to moderate disabilities, you get to put your coursework into practice through field experiences.

Explore the Undergraduate Teaching Credentials curriculum.