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Secondary Education/Single Subject (Grades 7-12)

The Single Subject Credential

Our program is the perfect place to move beyond the fundamentals of a subject and develop your skills as a teacher.  Throughout the program you will participate in courses and apprentice teaching in our partner schools.  Your experience in these schools will closely follow your development as a teacher.

Prospective teachers who plan to teach at the secondary level, grades 7 - 12, earn the Single Subject credential. The Single Subject credentials in Music and Physical Education allow prospective teachers to teach these subjects in grades K - 12.

Pacific's Single Subject Credential program offers the Single Subject Preliminary Teaching credential in the following subjects:

  • Art
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Social Science
  • Spanish  

In addition, prospective teachers may opt to earn one of two Foundational-Level Single Subject Credentials:

The Single Subject Credential in Foundational-Level Mathematics
authorizes credential-holders to teach all mathematics courses up to and including Algebra II.

The Single Subject Credential in Foundational-Level General Science authorizes credential-holders to teach general, introductory, and integrated science (integrated science through Grade 8 only).

Earn a Degree and Credential in One Year.
Prospective students who are currently undergraduates or who already hold a bachelor's degree can select one of several pathways in which to complete a single subject credential. Flexible course schedule options are designed to meet students' varying needs, with options for full-time students as well as working professionals, who can complete the program in 12 months. For detailed information about the various options, please click on the link Single Subject Credential Pathways.

For information regarding the credentialing process, click here.

Application to the Graduate School link for bachelor's degree holders

Financial Aid Options Information
If you currently have a Cal Grant you may be eligible for a fifth year extension, click here for Cal Grant TCP extension, BSE Options and Graduate Financial Aid Opportunities. 

Additional information on admission requirements is available at the
Single Subject Credential Pathways link. 

For additional information contact Dr. Kellie Cain kcain@pacific.edu.
or Gabriela Satvaldiyev at 209-946-2677 or gsatvaldiyev@pacific.edu.

Gladys L. Benerd School of Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211
Tel 209-946-2558
Fax 209-946-3110
Administrative Assistant