Single Subject Program Pathways

Program Pathways

Flexible Program

Yearlong Residency Program

Internship Program


Program Options

One of the many advantages of coming to SJSU is our variety.  Students in our program come from diverse backgrounds and life circumstances.  We try to meet these differences with a variety of options for pursuing a credential.   Each of our three program options is designed to provide students with access to coursework and student teaching experiences in ways that best fit their needs.  In addition, all of our courses (except Student Teaching) have sections offered in the evenings from 4:00 pm - 6:45 pm, and some courses have daytime sections (9:00 am - 11:45 am or 12:00 - 2:45).

There are three program options available to students:

  • Flexible Program
  • Yearlong Residency Program
  • Internship Program

Please follow the links in the left column to learn more about each program option.


New Opportunities for Single Subject Credential Program!

  • Master's in Teaching (MAT):

    Single Subject Candidates can now earn a Master's in Teaching (MAT)  as part of their Credential Program. (Candidates still apply to the Credential Program first). Single Subject Candidates can still complete their credential along with the MAT within three full time semesters. (The MAT and optional Credential-only Pathways are the same length).
  • Bilingual Authorization:

    Bilingual Single Subject Candidates who wish to be able to teach in their Subject Area through the language of Spanish can also apply to earn a Bilingual Authorization (Spanish) during their Single Subject Credential Program. Learn more about the Critical Bilingual Authorization Program here.

Other Concurrent Program Options:

  • Master's in Science Education:

    Science Candidates are encouraged to seek information about a Master's in Science Education--provided concurrently through the Science Education Department--Science Candidates still apply to the Credential Program (rather than Masters/Graduate Program). See Science Education for more details.



Subject Areas Offered Through Our Single Subject Credential Program

  • Art
  • English
  • Foreign Language: French




  • Math
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science: Biology




                Foundation Level Science

  • Social Science



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