Course requirements for the Single Subject Matter Preparation Program, in conjunction with the Professional Education Program, lead to a Single Subject Teaching Credential.
In most majors, candidates for this credential will normally fulfill the Single Subject Matter Preparation Program by completing the appropriate education option in the major. Any exceptions to this procedure are noted at the end of this section. In addition to the Single Subject Matter Preparation Program, completion of an additional professional education program is required to qualify for a California teaching credential. Information for prerequisites and other admission requirements to professional education (credential) programs is available through the School of Education.
Your departmental credential advisor is responsible for verifying that the Single Subject Matter Preparation Program has been completed. If you are interested in obtaining a teaching credential, confer with the appropriate credential advisor early in your University career. Department credential advisors can assist you in planning an educational program that meets both major and credential requirements.
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.
The Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences is recommended for the pre-credential student.