Career Opportunities

Credentials Translate into Career Opportunities

A teaching credential from the Dr. Bonnie G. Metcalf School of Education at California Baptist University (CBU) competitively positions candidates for a range of professional teaching opportunities across the region, the state and beyond. A Teacher Education Credential from CBU prepares graduates to become credentialed teachers employed primarily in elementary and secondary education, both in the public school district as well as with private and religiously affiliated schools. CBU additionally offers specialized credential programs that allow students to explore career advancement beyond the traditional classroom.

Career Opportunities

Single Subject Teacher

Teaching predominately in secondary education, teachers credentialed in a single subject are also qualified to work in grades K - 12, as well as in adult classes and classes for English learners. Currently, demand is particularly high for single subject teachers with competencies in mathematics and the sciences. Candidates in CBU's Preliminary Single Subject credential program are actively sought after by school districts across the region.

Multiple Subject Teacher

Teachers with a multiple subject credential instruct primarily in elementary school classrooms, but are also qualified to teach in any self-contained classroom in grades K - 12, as well as in adult classes and classes for English learners. Candidates in CBU's Preliminary Multiple Subject credential program are actively sought after by school districts across the region.

Special Education Instructor

Demand for skilled special education teachers is growing throughout California's public education system - creating a significant need and opportunity for those interested in a career in special education instruction. CBU's credentialing programs for Education Specialists in Mild/Moderate Disabilities and Education Specialists in Moderate/Severe Disabilities prepare professionals to meet this urgent demand.


Demand for skilled, visionary administrators is growing strong in school districts throughout the region and beyond. The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (ASC) program at CBU provides an efficient route for candidates interested in becoming education administrators leading positive change within schools.

School Counselor

Burgeoning classroom sizes, increasingly complex diversity issues, and changing legislative standards combine to drive the need for qualified school counselors. The professional school counselor plays an increasingly important role in today's educational environments. CBU's MS in School Counseling, coupled with the Pupil Personnel Service credential, prepares students to excel in this high-demand profession.

School Psychologist

Professional school psychologists play a vital role in helping students, parents and school personnel optimize student education. Working in both school districts and in private practice, school psychologists are in increasingly high demand. At the same time, the supply of qualified professionals in this specialty field is shrinking. CBU's MS in School Psychology, coupled with the Pupil Personnel Service credential, offers professionals the opportunity to advance in this high-demand area. 

To learn more about the many rewarding professional opportunities that come with a Teacher Education Credential from CBU, please attend an upcoming Graduate Program Information Session.