Concurrent Credential Program

The Concurrent Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential and Preliminary Education Specialist (Mild/Moderate Disabilities Authorization) Credential Program combines special education and elementary education (K-6) preparation in order to prepare future teachers to meet the diverse needs of students.

The Concurrent Preliminary Single Subject Credential and Preliminary Education Specialist (Mild/Moderate Disabilities Authorization) Credential Program combines special education (K-12) and secondary education (7-12) preparation in order to prepare future teachers to meet the diverse needs of students, kindergarten through grade 12. 

Subject matter preparation requirements are governed by state legislative action and approval of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Requirements may change between catalogs. Please consult with your departmental credential advisor for current information.

Licensure and Credentialing

Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., Social Security Number or taxpayer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. 

The California State University has not determined whether its programs meet other states' educational or professional requirements for licensure and certification. Students enrolled in a California State University program who are planning to pursue licensure or certification in other states are responsible for determining whether they will meet their state's requirements for licensure or certification. This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 §CFR 668.43(a)(5)(v)(C).