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Welcome to the Single Subject English Teaching Credential Program

Do you want to teach middle or high school English in California?

This is a state-approved subject matter preparation program for the Single Subject Teaching Credential. Co-coordinated by the English Department and the Kremen School of Education and Human Development, the credential authorizes students to teach English in grades 7-12.

Program coordinator: Dr. Alison Mandaville (email)


Breanna Aivazian

English teacher, Clovis East HS


Byanca Leyva

English teacher, McLane HS

A Path to the Classroom

For Breanna Aivazian, a chance to save money on college by living at home felt like a gift to her future self. For Byanca Leyva, a meaningful job at her high school alma mater felt too good to pass up.

Ms. Aivazian and Ms. Leyva are just two among dozens of Fresno State alumni who, as of Fall 2020, have landed new jobs teaching English and language arts at area high schools.

They are among a steady stream of newly minted Fresno State graduates each year who earn a single subject teaching credential in English, and then within a year find themselves immersed in the day-to-day life of a high school classroom, doing the job they’ve trained for.

Read more about their paths to the classroom on Fresno State News.

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