Important Dates

  Summer 2023
Cal State Apply Deadline February 1, 2023
SSTEP Application Deadline February 1, 2023 (Upload to Cal State Apply)
Professional Aptitude Interview TBD - February 2023
Basic Skills Completion May 1, 2023

Subject Matter Competency/CSET 


May 1, 2023
Start of program Summer Quarter - July 2023
End of program Spring Quarter - June 2024

Single Subject Credential Program


The School of Education’s Single Subject Program is looking for leaders motivated to challenge education inequity and make a difference. If you are ready to learn how to create classrooms where all students learn and reach their potential, then bring your aspirations to Cal Poly.

Our approach to developing teaching excellence requires a strong field experience and places you in a sixth to 12th grade classroom on the first day of school. We combine this fieldwork with rigorous coursework designed to integrate the latest pedagogical skills, knowledge, and understanding into your classroom.

If you appreciate challenge, seek opportunity, and want to impact lives and communities, then come to Cal Poly and together we’ll make the world a better place.

The School of Education offers credentials in the following specializations:

Please contact the following advisors for the subject you are interested in teaching.

Dr. Erin Gorter
Phone: (805)756-5362; Office: Building 10, Room 242

Dr. Megan Guise
Phone: 805-756-2134; Office: Building 2, Room 109

Dr. Amélie Schinck-Mikel
Phone: 805-756-2352; Office: Building 25, Room 324

Science (Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, and Physics)
Nancy Stauch
Phone: 805-756-6587; Office: Building 25, Room 126

Social Science
Dr. Joel Orth
Phone: 805-756-2963; Office: Building 47, Room 25L

World Languages (Spanish and French) - The Single Subject World Languages program is suspended for the '22-23 academic year. 
Dr. Silvia Marijuan
Phone: 805-756-2273; Office: Building 47, Room 26P

Single Subject Coordinator
Nancy Stauch
Phone: 805-756-6587; Office: Building 25, Room 126

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