Credential Descriptions

Preliminary 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. 

Preliminary 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. 

Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in Mild/Moderate Support Needs

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.

Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in Extensive Support Needs

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.