Credential Descriptions

Multiple Subject Credential

The Multiple Subject credential program prepares candidates with the requisite knowledge and skills to teach all subjects in a self-contained class in grades 12 and below. CBU's state-approved Elementary Subject Matter program offers a specialized curriculum that prepares students to teach multiple subjects specifically in an elementary educational setting. The subject matter program is typically completed at the undergraduate level. 

Single Subject Credential

Graduates of this credential program will be prepared to demonstrate competency in their chosen single subject area, qualifying them to teach specific subjects in grades 12 and below. CBU's state-approved Single Subject Matter programs offer a specialized curriculum that prepares students to teach their specific content matter. CBU’s approved subject matter programs include: English, Spanish, math, social science and music. The subject matter program is typically completed at the undergraduate level. 

Education Specialist in Mild/Moderate Disabilities

Candidates who complete this credential are qualified to teach students with a range of special needs, including students with learning disabilities, mild-to-moderate mental disability, attention deficit and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, and serious emotional disturbances. Teachers with this credential are approved to teach in grades K-12 and in adult classes.

Education Specialist in Moderate/Severe Disabilities

This credential prepares candidates to teach students with a range of learning challenges including autism, deaf-blindness, moderate-to-severe mental disability, multiple disabilities and serious emotional disturbance. Teachers with this credential are approved to teach in grades K-12 and in adult classes.

Dual Preliminary Multiple Subject and Education Specialist Credential in Mild/Moderate Disabilities

The Dual Preliminary Multiple Subject and Education Specialist in Mild/Moderate Disabilities credentials prepares candidates for employment in the general education and/or mild/moderate special education settings. Candidates that earn dual credentials are prepared to fill teaching positions in high-need fields of public education. Fieldwork hours are required throughout the program to support course content. 

Dual Preliminary Single Subject and Education Specialist Credential in Mild/Moderate Disabilities

This program is designed for candidates seeking a preliminary Dual Single Subject and Education Specialist in Mild/Moderate Disabilities credential. The Single Subject Teaching Credential authorizes the holder to teach the specific subject(s) named on the credential in departmentalized classes, such as those in most middle schools and high schools, in grades preschool, K-12, or in classes organized primarily for adults. Mild/Moderate Disabilities (M/M) includes specific learning disabilities; mild to moderate mental retardation; other health impairment; serious emotional disturbance; and authorizes service in grades K-12 and in classes organized primarily for adults through age 22. Candidates must complete all credential and state requirements to be eligible for a credential. Credential requirements can be obtained from the School of Education Credential Program advisors.