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Department of Curriculum and Instruction
209.946.2558
llibres@pacific.edu
Benerd School of Education
Leo Libres
Administrative Assistant

Single Subject - Secondary Education

ABOUT THE PROGRAM 
To teach in California's high schools, you must possess both a bachelor's degree and a teaching credential. Our single subject - secondary education program meets the state's requirements. This versatile program can be completed during your undergraduate program in a 4 year timeline.

DEGREE OPTIONS
Our program is the perfect place to move beyond the fundamentals of a subject and develop your skills as a teacher. Pacific's Single Subject Credential program offers the Single Subject Preliminary Teaching credential in the following subjects:

ART  ENGLISH MATHMATICS MUSIC PHYSICAL EDUCATION HISTORY+ SOCIAL SCIENCE SPANISH SCIENCE


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UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIRMENTS 
Pacific admits students for fall and spring semesters. Please visit Admissions for complete admission requirements.
CURRICULUM
Your advisor will provide you with a four year plan that sequences courses for the major and courses for the teaching credential. We have built in courses for the major that double count for general education. Click on the icon to view a sample study plan. College of the Pacific or Conservatory of Music student interested in secondary teaching should meet with advisors in respective departments.
CREDENTIALING
A Single Subject Credential authorizes the holder to teach in a departmentalized classroom. Single subjects are taught primarily at the middle or secondary, grades 7-12 level, but some subjects (i.e., art, music, and physical education) may be taught by a single subject teacher at the elementary level. 
STUDENT TEACHING 
Our students don't just learn to teach-they actually become teachers well before they graduate. Gaining experience in the schools will follow and support your development as a teacher. It's a supportive and proven approach that provides aspiring teachers the experience they need to excel in the classroom.
FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION 
We're committed to making your education affordable. In fact, nearly 75 percent of all pacific students receive some form of financial aid, with an average financial aid package of $22,000. We work hard to make sure that every student admitted to our program has access to the full array of loans, grants and scholarships.
COURSE LIST 
View a repository of courses and course descriptions offered at Benerd School of Education. This list of courses will help you to understand the topics and teachings our school focuses on.