Single subject credential program
The Single Subject Credential program is a community of professors, supervisors and teachers making important contributions to middle and high school education in California. As a member of the Connie L. Lurie College of Education, we are dedicated to fostering equity and excellence in our community and beyond. It is our goal to prepare educators who can work effectively and sensitively in the vibrant multicultural, multilingual, and technologically complex environment of California's secondary schools.
Our candidates bring a wide array of life experiences to school, which contributes to a rich and intellectually stimulating learning environment. Many of our candidates come from the communities we serve and most are committed to a career of service in teaching and administration. We hope that all of our candidates become thoughtful and reflective teachers who seize every opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions they need to make a difference in the lives of their students.
Learn more about the demand for teachers in California
Despite recent budget cuts, the demand for teachers is on the rise as California experiences a simultaneous increase in retirements and decrease in newly credentialed teachers.
WestEd report, "Trends in California Teacher Demand"
CTC report on the decline in the supply of new teachers.
Jake Gordon ('03) became principal of the School for Integrated Academics and Technologies (SIATech) in Los Angeles in 2010. Jake had been a social science, creative technology, and senior projects teacher at the Long Beach SIATech site, where he was recognized as an Employee of the Year. Before moving to Long Beach, Jake taught history here in San Jose, working with a predominately at-promise population.