Important Dates

  Fall 2019
Cal State Apply Application April 1, 2019
Cover Letter and Letter of Rec to Content Advisor April 1, 2019
Professional Aptitude Interview TBA
Basic Skills Passing April 1, 2019
CSET/Subject Matter Competence Completion April 1, 2019
SS program Application July 1, 2019
Start of program Aug. 2019*
End of program June 2020

*The start of the credential program does not coincide with Cal Poly Calendar. The program will start with the K-12 schools

Single Subject Credential Program


Welcome to the world of teaching! We are excited that you are thinking about enrolling in a credential program in pursuit of becoming an effective teacher.

Candidates who complete the Single Subject program earn a Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential that is English Language Learner Authorized in one of the following nine specialization areas:

  • Agriculture
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Geosciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Social Sciences
  • World Languages: Spanish
  • World Languages: French

When enrolled in our yearlong program (August-June), you will be immersed in a secondary school setting (middle or high school) while simultaneously completing coursework at Cal Poly. To learn more about our program and how to apply, click on the links included below and contact an advisor today!

Program Coursework

Alumni Profiles

How to Apply

Credential Program Graduation Requirements

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

Dr. Benjamin Swan
Phone: 805-756-2401; Office: Building 10, Room 240

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

Dr. Amelie 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)
Dr. Silvia Marijuan
Phone: 805-756-2273; Office: Building 47, Room 26P

Single Subject Coordinator
Nancy Stauch
Phone: 805-756-2126; Office: Building 25, Room 126

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