If you have a valid Multiple Subject Credential earned through a California based credential program and now want a Single Subject Credential you must do the following:
- Meet subject matter competency either by waiver or exam(s) in the subject you are seeking a Single Subject Credential; contact the Credentials Office at email@example.com if you are unsure of what exams to take.
- Take a secondary teaching methodology (that is not reading) course at a university with an approved credential program; at Sonoma State we recommend EDSS 444 in the desired subject area; contact the department chair to obtain permission to take the methods course and instruction on registration.
- Once you have these requirement met, you can apply directly to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for your second credential; visit http://www.ctc.ca.gov/ for more information OR contact the Credential Analyst if you wish for SSU to recommend you or if you need additional information, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that a processing fee is required if you wish for SSU to submit the request to CTC. For more information please email the Credentials Office at email@example.com.
- If you hold a California credential based on an out of state program, these requirements may differ. Visit the CTC at www.ctc.ca.gov or email the Credentials Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.