Single Subject Credential Program

The Single Subject Credential Program aims to foster the development of the following professional dispositions among our Teacher Candidates: Reflection, Critical Thinking, Professional Ethics, Valuing Diversity, Collaboration, and Life-long Learning. 

This program leads to a Preliminary Single Subject Credential for teaching at the secondary school setting - middle or high school - and authorizes the candidate to teach a specified subject in a departmentalized classroom for a maximum period of five years. Requirements for completing the Professional (Clear) Single Subject Credential will be provided by the employing school district.
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Alternative Options for Earning the Single Subject Credential

Fresno Teacher Residency Program
We are no longer accepting applications at this time. 

(Only available to Math, Science and English Credential Candidates)
The Fresno Teacher Residency Program (FTRP) is a grant-funded partnership between Fresno State University and the Fresno Unified School District. The goal of the FTRP is to improve student achievement in the subject areas of English, Science, and Math (grades 9-12), through innovative, cutting-edge teacher preparation coupled with outstanding professional support.​  

Selected Residents will receive a $11,500 living stipend while they complete both the Single Subject Credential and MA in Education with an option in Curriculum & Instruction. Coursework takes approximately 18 months to complete. Following completion of the credential coursework phase, students will be employed as Fresno Unified Teachers. If you would like more information from Fresno USD, click this link to sign-up!
Click here for the FTRP Flyer

FTRP Cohort II Orientation

Teacher Internship Program
The Teacher Internship Program allows emerging teachers to earn an intern salary as they complete final student teaching. The Teacher Internship Program partners with county offices of education and school districts throughout Central California to develop highly qualified teachers.
If you are currently employed on a short-term permit, you may be a good candidate for the Teacher Internship Program.
For more information,
click here.